Center for Conflict Management


Leadership and Professional Ethics: A Program for Nigerian Judges and Attorneys

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw (Atlanta suburb), Georgia
August 5-9, 2013

(Arrival August 4, 2013, Departure August 10, 2013)


This course is customized for Nigerian judges and attorneys. It is offered by the Center for Conflict management in collaboration with the Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics and Character, and the Center for University Learning. Taught by experts in leadership and professional ethics and trainers with many years of experience, this course illuminates the mystery about leadership and sharpens participants’ skills in making the right choices when, as judges and attorneys, one is faced with ethical dilemmas. The course is taught in interactive sessions.


Major Modules/Themes


Essentials of Leadership
This foundation course teaches leaders how to get results from people. You will learn a set of essential skills to meet both practical organizational needs and people's personal needs. This course is the prerequisite for other management development courses


Coaching and Team Building for Peak Performance
Leaders are constantly building, coaching, and motivating their teams. This module covers the coaches’ role in culture and goal setting, coaching for performance, teamwork skills, and the coach-coachee relationship.


Managing Conflict Productively - Professionally and Personally
Assess your conflict behavior and develop skills that will help you handle conflict to strengthen relationships, increase morale and improve job performance. This course includes a pre-work Conflict Dynamics Profile assessment to be completed a week in advance of the class date.



A theme that cuts across all categories and styles of leadership, and across all policy issues and scenarios, is the intersection between personal and professional ethics. If leadership is devoid of these “core principles” it becomes a hollow shell. Leaders lose trust, integrity, legitimacy, and the ability to lead. They lose the ability to motivate others. They cease to be effective. Strong and consistent ethical principles do not guarantee successful leadership, but “good” leadership is impossible without them. Depending on the circumstance, these ethical standards can be derived from professional standards and principles, acceptable traditional cultural and customary practices, religious traditions, or a combination of all of these.


Public Speaking
Would you like to “say it like Obama”? How can a leader communicate effectively? This course enables participants to become better communicators through the practice of public speaking; it covers the theory and practice of public speaking. The course guides participants through topic selection, organization, language, and delivery. In general, the aims of public speaking are to inform, convince, influence, persuade or entertain. Good public speaking skills are required of everyone—especially from attorneys and judges. How do you face the audience/camera and speak professionally? What can you do to avoid goofs and snafus? How do you communicate a judgment? What about crucial policy decision to a group of staff? Participants will practice controlling their voice (pitch, intonation, rhythm) and using gestures, mimics, and eye contact with the audience, as well as how to select proper vocabulary and develop a relationship with the audience.


Taught by international arbitrators, judges, attorneys, and conflict resolution experts. This course will be held at Kennesaw State University from August 5-9, 2013. Registration is $2,499.

The total cost for the Leadership and Professional Ethics Training is $2,499. Payment is due at the time of registration. The registration fee includes:

  * Hotel Accommodations for 4 nights (August 4-10, 2013)
  * Breakfast at the hotel August 5-10, 2013
  * Lunch August 5-9, 2013.
  * Two dinners with local conflict resolution professionals.
  * Airport pick-up and drop-off
  * Transportation to/from course activities

* Textbooks and all training materials.

An optional tour is available Sunday, August 10, 2013. Payment will be made directly to the tour company.

Participants are responsible for booking their own air transportation. Transportation to/from the Atlanta airport will be provided by Econorides (678-218-7170). The Center for Conflict Management will provide letters of invitation, but participants are responsible for the visa process and fees. If you have special needs, please contact us by July 19, 2013.

Cancellations before Friday, July 19, 2013 will receive a full refund. Cancellations between July 19 - 29, 2013 will be assessed a $500 administrative fee. No refunds for cancellations after August 3, 2013. To cancel your registration, contact Stella Williamson by email at