Center for Conflict Management


ADR/Mediation Training for African Judges and Attorneys

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw (Atlanta suburb), Georgia
August 11-15, 2014

(Arrival August 10, 2014, Departure August 16, 2014)



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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. Through role-plays and simulation exercises, participants will engage in the cultural and historical practice of mediation in African countries. In addition, they will tour a local court system, visit court-annexed and private mediation practices, 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 11-15, 2014. Registration is $2,950.00.



AGENDA SUMMARY (Full agenda is available upon request)

Day One: Opening Ceremony, Communication and Conflict

Defining Conlict, types of conflict

Defining Alternative Dispute Resolution
ADR Continuum
ADR and the Legal System: U.S. and African countries compared


Day Two: Finding an Alternative
Culture and Conflicts

African Traditional Dispute Resolution Strategies

US-African Countries experiences compared


Day Three: Mediation

The Mediation Process

Ethics and Conflidentiality


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

Role Plays and Mediation Videos


Day Five: Role Plays and Closing Ceremony

Issues and Challenges facing Mediation

Mediation in Africa

Closing ceremony, presentation of certificates



To be announced.


The total cost for the ADR/Mediation Training Program is $2,950. Payment is due at the time of registration. The registration fee covers:

  * Course handbook and other materials
  * Accommodation at Residence Inn-Kennesaw August 10-15, 2014 (6 Nights).
  * Breakfast at the hotel
  * Lunch August 11-15, 2014
  * Health insurance during the training period
  * Airport pick-up and drop-off
  * Transportation to/from course activities


To register, click here.


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 August 1, 2014.


Cancellations before Monday, July 28, 2014 will receive a full refund. Cancellations from July 29-August 4, 2014 will be assessed at $500 administrative fee. No refunds for cancellations after August 5, 2014. To cancel your registration, contact Ms. Ellen Lahtinen by email at