Certified Secretaries are often times involved in diverse conflicts whether commercial in nature, boardroom or workplace related disputes. It is therefore critical for a CS to be equipped with effective mediation skills to solve such disputes. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR process where parties resolve their disputes with the assistance of a third party. In comparison to the court processes, mediation is expected to resolve disputes in a faster, cheaper and more amicable way. Article 159 (2) (c) of the Constitution proved that “alternative forms of dispute resolution including reconciliation, mediation, arbitration and traditional dispute resolution mechanisms shall be promoted”
This 40 hour intensive course will involve a highly participatory approach including lectures, discussions, videos, role-plays, and simulation exercises. It is tailored for Certified Secretaries who wish to improve and broaden their professional knowledge, skills, and personal qualities necessary for resolving disputes through mediation. The Course is also a pre-requisite for those who wish to advance in the more specialized areas such as Community Mediation, Commercial/ Civil Mediation, Corporate Governance Mediation, Managerial Mediation, Team Mediation, and Strategic Management of Organizational Conflict.
Participants who attend all the sessions, successfully complete the course, pass all the assessments will be certified as professional mediators by the by the Mediation Training Institute International of the United States of America.
In addition to developing their competencies as Certified Secretaries in resolving boardroom and workplace conflicts, members may use such skills to add to their areas of professional practice locally and internationally. Qualified persons will be eligible to apply to the Mediation Accreditation Committee (MAC) to be accredited and registered as mediators to take part in the Court-Annexed Mediation. Such persons may also apply for inclusion in the Panel of Mediators for various organizations.
The Institute now invites members who are interested in developing their capacity in the afore mentioned areas to express interest for this programme which will be held on September 12-14 and September 27-28, 2018 between 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. at the Institute’s offices, CPS Governance Centre, Upper Hill, Nairobi.
The program is only open to members of the Institute.