This course is aimed at candidates who wish to become CIArb Members and eventually Accredited Mediators. It is also beneficial to those who wish to use or sharpen their mediation skills in their current profession.
Under Article 159 (2)(c) of the Constitution of Kenya, mediation under ADR is recognized as a mechanism of resolving disputes in Kenya. The Judiciary of Kenya, under the Court-Annexed Mediation Scheme, commenced its pilot project on 4th April, 2016 in Nairobi. The Scheme has since been rolled out. The Mediation Accreditation Committee (M.A.C.) which is vested with accreditation authority maintains a list of accredited mediators. For the scheme to work, the Judiciary requires not less than Two Hundred trained mediators. The training threshold is the five day – 40 hour mediation Course, equivalent to our Module 1. We encourage members of professional institutions dealing with family or commercial related disputes to apply so as to have more Mediators join the Scheme.
This course comprises of 5 full days of skills-based learning delivered by a practising and experienced mediators followed by an accreditation assessment program. Mediation has been shown to be an effective method of solving complex commercial disputes as well as a skill that can have a positive impact on personal relationships. This course provides candidates with the appropriate skills set and can lay the foundation for building an independent ADR practice. It is, therefore, suitable for:
- Individuals looking to improve their communication skills, including building rapport and listening skills.
- Arbitrators/adjudicators looking to broaden their ADR practice offering;
- Conflict resolution professionals;
- Aspiring mediators;