Mrs Vida Korang addressing the graduation ceremony last year
Mrs Vida Korang addressing the graduation ceremony last year
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The Marian Conflict Resolution Centre (MCRC) of the Catholic University College of Ghana in Sunyani has opened its eighth Professional Mediation Training slated for August 12 to 16, 2019.

The annual week-long course, which is held at the Catholic University, aims to train participants to become professional mediators to assist in resolving disputes across the country.

It is part of the Centre’s contribution to the growth of Ghana’s Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) industry by boosting the human resource base for the practice.

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Topics to be treated at the training include, Introduction to ADR, Mediation Skills, Understanding Conflict, Communication in Conflict Resolution, Ethical Obligations of Mediators, and Practical Challenges of Mediation, as well as simulation exercises.

It is targeting a cross section of professionals including legal and media practitioners, religious and traditional leaders, educationists, politicians, human resource managers, unionists, security personnel and students.

The 2018 session graduated 65 participants including traditional, religious, political leaders, civil society leaders, legal practitioners, school administrators and Assembly Members, among others.

Mrs Vida Korang, Executive Director of MCRC told ADR Daily that emerging demands of the ADR industry would be addressed in this year’s training programme to enable graduates to perform more effectively.

By Edmund Mingle/