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ICMC to Launch “LET’S MEDIATE”

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Lets Mediate Program
Lets Mediate Program

“LET’S MEDIATE” is a virtual program where a group of mediators engage in topic-based or case-based discussion relating to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

This discussion will be led by a Facilitator/Host engaging the audience, with the aim of generating new ideas for solving conflicts, providing solutions to an issue of concern, and also equipping members with various interpersonal skills. The event will be hosted once a month (every 3rd Monday) for forty-five (45) minutes.

GOAL
1. Engagement with the members of the Institute
2. Provision of expert opinion on a topic.
3. Encourage members in active ADR participation
4. Exposure to diverse views in ADR
5. High degree of members involvement

Participation is FREE!

In conclusion, the primary objective of this program is to build a consistent relationship with the members of the Institute and I think you’ll agree that the value this program will add to the Institute is priceless.

ICMC to collaborate with the National Industrial Court ADR Centre

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On the 31st day of January 2022, The President, Dr. Agada John Elachi, FICMC, FCIArb led a delegation to the office of the President, National Industrial Court Honourable Justice B. B.Kanyip Ph.D. FNIALS. The delegation comprised of past president, Chief Paddy Njoku, Immediate past president, Chief Emeka Obegolu, SAN,  immediate past 1ST vice president, Mrs. Margaret Nwagbo, immediate past registrar, Amb. Segun Ogunyanwo, current deputy registrar, Mr. Babatunde Oyefeso, vice President Exams and Records, Dr. Adeola Adams and distinguished fellows of the institute, Yakubu C. Maikyau, SAN, Paul Harris Ogbole, SAN, Mrs. A. Adeshina, SAN, and Head of training of the Institute, Mercy Akpor, and secretary Abuja Branch of the Institute, Adamma Isamade.

The president thanked Hon. Justice B.B. Kanyip, Ph.D. FNIALS for receiving the delegation from ICMC in his chambers.  Dr. Agada John Elachi commended the National Industrial Court as one of the foremost courts in Nigeria to have court hearings online, with rulings and judgements uploaded online as well. He added that digital processes and tools have in recent times helped to fastrack the speedy resolution of disputes.

The President announced that the ICMC will be launching an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Platform for E-Mediation and other related practices on the 31st day of March 2022. The ICMC ODR platform is geared towards making its services much more accessible to members of the public as well as serving as a one-stop shop for ADR practitioners, conflict managers and students.

On this note, he invited the National Industrial Court to partner with ICMC to utilize this ODR platform to create publicity for the NICN ADR Centre and its services.

He also made a case for the practice direction of the NICN ADR centre to be amended to allow for walk in cases and the registration of settlements from mediation processes that were conducted outside the auspices of the NICN ADR centre.

Finally, he offered the services of members of ICMC under the auspices of the VMS programme to help support the staff of the centre in managing the increased traffic that will arise from such amendments to the practice direction and the mediation rules. He promised to send a detailed proposal on this suggestion to the President of the NICN for consideration.

Chief (Dr.) Paddy Njoku presented copies of the ICMC Strategic Action Plan and the ICMC Story to the President of NICN, Hon. Justice B.B. Kanyip, Ph.D. FNIALS on behalf of the delegation.

ICMC Calendar of Training for February to April

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ICMC trainings
ICMC trainings

The Institute is pleased to inform you that the training for February to April is scheduled to hold as follow: 

FEBRUARY
1. Mediation Skills Accreditation and Certification Training in Abuja 
Date: 7th – 10th Feb. 2022
Venue: NCC-DRC Abuja Chamber of Commerce, KM 8 Umaru Musa Yar’adua Express Way, Airport Road, Lugbe,          Abuja 
Course Fee: N150,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) Only 

MARCH
1. Virtual Mediation Skills Accreditation and Certification Training
Date: 7th – 10th March 2022
Venue: ZOOM
Course Fee: N120,000 (One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira) Only 

2. Virtual Admission to Fellow (ATF)
Date: 23rd – 25th March 2022
Venue: ZOOM 
Course Fee: N500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira) Only

March Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
1. Cultural Dilemmas in Negotiation and Mediation – (09 Units)
Date: 1st March 2022
Venue: ZOOM 
Course Fee: Member – N30,000 (Thirty Thousand Naira) Only 
          Non-member – N40,000 (Forty Thousand Naira) Only 

2. Mediation Advocacy (18 Units)
Date: 10th -11th March 2022
Venue: ZOOM 
Course Fee: Member – N60,000 (Sixty Thousand Naira) Only 
          Non-member – N75,000 (Seventy-Five Thousand Naira) Only 

2. Negotiation Technique and Strategies for out of Court Settlement (05 Units)
Date: 25th March 2022
Venue: ZOOM 
Course Fee: Member – N15,000 (FifteenThousand Naira) Only 
          Non-member – N20,000 (Twenty Thousand Naira) Only 

APRIL
1. Mediation Skills Accreditation and Certification in Lagos
Date: 4th -8th April 2022
Venue: LAGOS
Course Fee: N150,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) Only 

2. Virtual Admission to Member (ATM)
Date: 25th – 26th April 2022
Venue: LAGOS
Course Fee: N400,000 (Four Hundred Thousand Naira) Only 

April Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
1. Family Mediation (18 Units)
Date: 7th -8th April 2022
Venue: ZOOM 
Course Fee: Member – N60,000 (SixtyThousand Naira) Only 
          Non-member – N75,000 (Seventy-Five Thousand Naira) Only

2. Psychology of Mediation (09 Units)
Date: 22nd April 2022
Venue: ZOOM 
Course Fee: Member – N30,000 (Thirty Thousand Naira) Only 
          Non-member – N40,000 (Forty Thousand Naira) Only

For registration and further enquiries, please contact:
Mercy Akpor – (08103209095 icmctrainings@gmail.com)
Irene – (08066292907 info@icmcng.org)

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ICMC Mediation Skills Accreditation and Certification Training in Abuja

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The Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators is the professional body of dispute resolution practitioners with the mandate to regulate the practice of Mediation, train prospective candidates and encourage organizations and institutions to adopt Mediation and Conciliation as the primary means for resolving disputes.

The Institute is pleased to announce that the Mediation Skills Accreditation and Certification training is scheduled to hold as follows:
Date: February 7th – 10th, 2022
Time: 9am – 5pm daily
Venue: NCC-DRC Abuja Chamber of Commerce, KM 8 Umaru Musa Yar’adua Express Way, Airport Road, Lugbe, Abuja
Course fee: N150,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) only.

Successful participants of the Mediation Skills Accreditation and Certification Training will be invited to the Institute’s Induction Ceremony to be inducted into the Institute as Associate Members (AICMC).

For registration and further enquiries, please contact:
Mercy Akpor – (08103209095 icmctrainings@gmail.com)
Irene – (08066292907 info@icmcng.org)

“Digitalization has improved learning and remains a viable tool for knowledge sharing” Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma, SAN – D. G. Nigerian Law School.

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This was the highlight of the Courtesy visit paid by the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators to the Director – General, Nigerian Law school Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma, SAN on the 27th day of January 2022.

The President, Dr. Agada John Elachi, FICMC, FCIArb led a delegation to the office of Director–General of Nigerian Law School. Part of the delegation was the Registrar, Aisha Ado Abdullahi FICMC, the immediate past Registrar of the Institute, Amb. Segun Ogunyannwo FICMC, and Mercy Akpor MICMC.

During the courtesy visit, the President began by congratulating Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma, SAN on his reappointment, noting that his industry and innovative policies had earned him the reappointment as Director-General of the Nigerian Law School.

The President stated that when he took over the reins of leadership in December 2020, the major focus of the Executive Committee was to standardize the practice of mediation in Nigeria and Africa. To that end, the Executive committee came up with a Strategic Action Plan which would guide the affairs of the Institute for years to come. The President, Dr. Agada John Elachi presented copies of the Strategic Action Plan to the Director–General.

The President also noted that as part of the plans for 2022, the Executive Committee had decided to flag off the Moot Mediation Competition and hopes that the Nigerian Law School, with which the Institute has enjoyed a stable partnership over the years, will also be willing to partner with the Institute to bring this vision to fruition.

The President went further to mention other plans for the year; one of which is the Launch of the ICMC ODR Platform for E-Mediation and other related practices. He stated that with the Covid -19 pandemic and the way it revolutionized communication and learning, people all over the world had to adopt other effective means of communication, learning and resolving disputes. He mentioned that the launch has been slated for the 31st day of March 2022. The plan is to first train members of the Executive committee on Online Dispute Resolution skills and afterwards, offer the training to other organizations and individuals.

The Director- General, Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma, SAN in response expressed appreciation to the President and his team for the visit. He stated that the Moot Mediation Competition is a viable idea that is important for building healthier societies. He added that when students are exposed to other alternatives to resolving disputes, they are better equipped for practice after leaving the Law School.

On the launch of the ODR platform, he applauded the Institute for coming up with such an initiative and stated that digitalization and the several digital tools available has enhanced learning and has made service delivery more efficient. He added that the Online Dispute Resolution Training, will be beneficial to members of staff of the Nigerian Law School.

He finally thanked ICMC for the work it has done in the dispute resolution landscape and encouraged ICMC to continue to do more to spread publicity on the need to adopt other alternatives to resolving disputes.

Meet our Featured Speaker – Hussaini Abdu, PhD.

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Hussaini Abdu, Ph.D. is a development and humanitarian specialist, researcher, and scholar. He’s served in different capacities in academics, development, and humanitarian organisations. In the last thirteen years, he’s been Country Director of ActionAid, Plan International and currently Care International in Nigeria.

He’s been extensively involved in democracy, governance, and development study and practice in Africa in the last 25 years.

He has served on the Boards of many developments and research institutions in Africa. Dr. Abdu has held different other responsibilities in some other International development organisations in Africa. As the Head of ActionAid International Democracy and Governance Programme in Africa, he coordinated and supported democracy and governance programme in 23 different African countries, working closely with state institutions, international and regional organisations, like the African Union, Southern African Development Corporation (SADC), Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) and the UN system amongst others.

Hussaini Abdu, Ph.D.,  has also taught Political Economy and Defence Studies at the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. He’s conducted extensive institutional and independent reviews, strategic planning and international consultancies in Africa and Latin America. He’s made substantial contributions to books and learned journals and has been a principal resource person on Nigeria and African civil society, security, democratic governance, and development.

He is the author of researched reference books; Clash of Identity: State, Society, and Ethno-Religious Conflicts in Northern Nigeria, published in 2010, and Partitioned Borgu: State, Politics and Society in a West African Border Region, published in 2019.

He will be speaking on; The Place of Dialogue, Mediation, and Conciliation in Effective Mitigation of Conflicts in a Polarised Society 

The Conference is scheduled to hold as follows; 
Date: 30th November 2021
Venue: Abuja International Trade and Convention Centre, Km 8, Airport Road, Abuja (Hybrid – Physical/Virtual)
Time: 9:00AM WAT

To Register for the Conference, please visit; www.icmcconference.org

We look forward to warmly welcoming you. 

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FAMILY MEDIATION – (18 Units)

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Disputes are inevitable in every form of human interaction and the family unit is no exception. These disputes can occur between couples or between other members of the family.

The causes of these conflicts can range from finances, to property and custody of the children.

family mediation has become an aspect of mediation that has gained traction in recent times with the surge in separation and divorce cases.

Family Mediation is an aspect of Mediation where the mediator assists couples and other family members facilitate communication in order to seek amicable options available which are suitable to their needs. Because family disputes are multi-faceted and complex, a family mediator must have a broad perspective to attend to the underlying issues.

This course will teach course participants how to provide parties in a dispute with a supportive atmosphere and a method of talking to one another, to assist them in resolving their issues and come up with acceptable solutions, and reach mutually satisfactory agreements.

Course fee: N60,000 – Members (Sixty Thousand Naira only)
N75,000 – Non-members (Seventy-five -thousand Naira Only)

Date: 28th – 29th October, 2021
Venue: ZOOM

To register for this training, kindly contact Irene – ( 08066292907 info@icmcng.org) or Mercy (Tel: 07038896753, Email: icmctrainings@gmail.com)

NEGOTIATION TECHNIQUES AND STRATEGIES FOR OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENT – (5 Units)

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All over the world, Litigation is the most recognized form of dispute resolution. However, it is known to be formal and inflexible. Navigating cases from the court of the first instance up to the Supreme Court can be exhausting. In some instances, cases are ordered back for retrial.

This greatly affects the willingness of parties to want to resolve their disputes using Litigation. Another factor that discourage disputing parties is that litigation takes a financial, emotional, and sometimes social toll on the parties which are eager to put an end to.

This training will bring to the fore, the benefits of resolving disputes out of court, identifying common pitfalls in an out-of-court settlement, and provide participants with the requisite tools to resolve conflicts out of court.

Date: 27th October, 2021
Venue: ZOOM
Course fee: N15,000 – Members (Fifteen Thousand Naira only)
N20,000 – Non-members (Twenty Thousand Naira Only)

To register for this training, kindly contact Irene – ( 08066292907 info@icmcng.org) or Mercy (Tel: 07038896753, Email: icmctrainings@gmail.com)

Cultural Dilemmas in Negotiation and Mediation (CPD Units: 9)

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In Negotiations and Mediation sessions, a difference in cultural views can impede the process, especially where the issues in question are contentious.


Most people are influenced by cultural practices and these cultural practices cannot be denied or erased easily, even though we have seen cultural practices evolve over the years.


Where these cultural elements arise in a dispute, a mediator’s ability to understand and respect these diverging views is important to resolving the dispute.


For a mediator to provide solutions to disputing parties that will be mutually acceptable, the mediator must develop the necessary skills and level of awareness of the cultural biases of the parties and provide culturally acceptable solutions.


The course is scheduled to hold as follows:

Date: 20th October 2021

Time: 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm daily

Venue: ZoomCourse fee: N30,000 – Members (Thirty Thousand Naira only) N40,000 – Non-members (Forty Thousand Naira Only)


For registration and inquiries, please contact: Mercy (07038896753 icmctrainings@gmail.com)Irene (08066292907 info@icmcng.org)

ICMC Mediation Skills Accreditation and Certification Training. (VIRTUAL)

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ICMC Mediation Skills Accreditation and Certification Training. (VIRTUAL)

The Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators is the professional body of dispute resolution practitioners with the mandate to regulate the practice of Mediation, train prospective candidates, and encourage organizations and institutions to adopt Mediation and Conciliation as the primary means for resolving disputes.

The Institute is pleased to announce that the next Mediation Skills Accreditation and Certification.
The Training is scheduled to hold as follows:
Date: October 25 – 29, 2021
Time: 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 5pm daily
Venue: ZOOM
Course fee: N120,000 (One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira) only.

Successful participants of the Mediation Skills Accreditation and Certification Training will be invited to the Institute’s Induction Ceremony to be inducted into the Institute as Associate Members (AICMC).

To register for this training, kindly contact Irene – ( 08066292907 info@icmcng.org) or Mercy (Tel: 08103209095, Email: icmctrainings@gmail.com)