The President of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC), Emeka J.P. Obegolu, urged the Management and Staff of the National Assembly of Nigeria to employ best practices in dispute resolution.
This President made this call during his presentation at the one-day Workshop themed “Awareness on Management/Union Relations.” Emeka Obegolu explained the principles of Negotiation and Mediation as effective dispute resolution mechanisms.
Speaking to the theme, which was borne out of the continuous conflicts and recent picketing of the National Assembly by the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), which invariably led to the creation of a Labour Relations Division under the auspices of Management Services Department, he centered his presentation on Negotiation on Collective Bargaining, detailing the process and challenges which may arise.
He advised the Management and Staff of the National Assembly of Nigeria to consider revamping their dispute resolution methods to accommodate Mediation and Negotiation, which allow parties to design a process that suits their needs and interests and encourage a consensual rather than adversarial approach.
The ICMC President, on behalf of the Governing Council of the Institute, invited all present to participate in the Institute’s Mediation Skills Accreditation and Certification Training. His presentation was well received by the participants, and they all showed great enthusiasm to undergo further training and employ Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms in the resolution of their disputes.
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