Center for Conflict Management


Mediation Certificate for Nigerian Judges

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw (Atlanta suburb), Georgia
November 28-December 8, 2012

Taught by nationally and internationally recognized KSU faculty and conflict resolution professionals, this course provides Nigerian justices 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 Nigeria 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 Nigeria. This course will be held at Kennesaw State University November 28-December 8, 2012.. Registration is $2,775.


Nov. 29- Conflict
Opening Ceremony
Defining Conflict
Tools for Analyzing Conflict
Culture and Conflict

Nov. 30- Finding an Alternative
ADR Continuum
ADR and the Legal System
Tools for Analyzing Conflict
Intermediary Roles

Dec. 3- Communication and Conflict
Visit a Private Mediation Firm
Negotiation Skills
Communication Skills for Mediators

Dec. 4- Mediation
Overview of the Mediation Process
Intake, Scheduling, and Logistics
The Agreement to Mediate and Mediator's Opening Statement
Mediation Video
Storytelling and Problem-solving

Dec. 5- Role Plays
Mediation Ethics
Issues and Challenges Facing Mediation

Dec. 6- Role Plays
ADR in Nigeria
Mediation Ethics

Dec. 7- Site Visits
Visit Court Affiliated Mediation Programs
Graduation Ceremony and Reception

REGISTRATION is now closed, if you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Mrs. Stella Williamson at

Registration is limited to the first 15 people.

The total cost for the Mediation Training Program is $2,775. Payment is due at the time of registration. The registration fee includes:

  * Hotel Accommodations for 10 nights (November 28-December 7, 2012)
  * Breakfast at the hotel November 29-December 8, 2012
  * Lunch November 29-30 and December 3-7, 2012.
  * Two dinners with local conflict resolution professionals.
  * Transportation to/from class activities

* Textbooks and all training materials.


Participants are responsible for booking their own air transportation. Ground transportation to/from the Atlanta airport will be provided. 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 October 31, 2012.

Cancellations before Monday, October 1, 2012 will receive a full refund. Cancellations between October 1, 2012 and November 2, 2012 will be assessed a $300 administrative fee. No refunds for cancellations after November 2, 2012. To cancel your registration, email