Center for Conflict Management


Mediation Training for African Judges and Attorneys

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw (Atlanta suburb), Georgia
August 5-10, 2013

(Arrival August 4, 2013, Departure August 11, 2013)


Taught by nationally and internationally recognized KSU faculty and conflict resolution professionals, this course provides African judges and attorneys with a comprehensive, practical introduction to alternative dispute resolution, sharpens their skills in mediation, and promotes the development of a strong disposition toward conflict resolution. Participants will discuss the cultural and historical practice of mediation in African countries and the United States, tour a local court system, and learn valuable communication and dispute resolution skills. Participants will leave ready to become professional mediators and to advocate for the institutionalization of conflict resolution in their countries. This course will be held at Kennesaw State University August 5-10, 2013. Registration is $3,499.

Day One: Conflict
Opening Ceremony

Defining Conlict, types of conflict


Day Two: Finding an Alternative
Defining Alternative Dispute Resolution
ADR Continuum
Alternate Dispute Resolution and the Legal System

Day Three: Communication and Conflict

Culture and Conflicts

US-African Countries experiences compared

Day Four: Mediation
The Mediation Process

Day Five: Role Plays
Site Visits (Supreme Court of Georgia, mediation Centers, etc.)

Role Plays and Mediation Videos

Issues and Challenges facing Mediation

Day Six: Conclusion

Closing ceremony, presentation of certificates



Timothy Hedeen

Dr. Timothy Hedeen, Professor of Conflict Management

Timothy Hedeen is Professor of Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University. He provides mediation services through court and private programs, delivers trainings in the areas of conflict resolution and communication, facilitates group and public policy decision making and planning, and conducts research and evaluation on dispute resolution and justice policy.
He serves on the editorial boards of Conflict Resolution Quarterly and Family Court Review, as associates liaison to the Section Council of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, and is a past chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Community Mediation. He is a senior consultant to the Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education and an appointed member of the Georgia Supreme Court's Commission on Dispute Resolution.


Ms. Rosezetta Bobo, Director ADR Services and Trainings

Rosezetta Bobo is the Director of Alternative Dispute Resolution at Kennesaw State University. Ms. Bobo's career expands over twenty years in the areas of dispute resolution, communication, diversity, mediation, arbitration, teaching, training and facilitation.  Ms. Bobo spent nine years with the Florida Supreme Court in the Dispute Resolution Center and as an Adjunct Professor of Criminology in the State University Center for seven years.   She is a Florida Supreme Court certified county, dependency and family mediator and also has specialization and certifications in Restorative Justice and Diversity.   She has worked with numerous states throughout the U.S. and internationally, she has done work in Belize, Antigua, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Ghana.


The registration deadline is July 5, 2013.

The total cost for the Mediation Training Program is $3,499. Payment is due at the time of registration. The registration fee includes:

  * Accommodations at Residence Inn-Kennesaw August 4-10, 2013 (7 Nights).
  * Breakfast at the hotel August. 5-11, 2013
  * Lunch August 5-10, 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 11, 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 at $500 administrative fee. No refunds for cancellations after August 3, 2013. To cancel your registration, contact Stella Williamson by email at