Traditionally, training programs in Mediation, Mediation Advocacy, and Arbitration have been conducted as separate and distinct courses. This approach has inadvertently led to a scenario where individuals trained in one aspect of ADR may have limited knowledge of the practices and skills associated with other ADR methods. For instance, an arbitrator may possess little or no understanding of the intricacies involved in mediation or the representation skills required for mediation advocacy.
In real-world ADR practice, clients who seek your assistance don’t typically categorize their challenges as suitable for arbitration, mediation, or other ADR processes. They simply walk into your professional offices and begin sharing their unique stories and conflicts. It becomes your responsibility as a professional to assess and determine the most suitable ADR approach for their specific situation.
This parallels the experiences of lawyers who, upon hearing their clients’ stories, must ascertain which area of law the issues fall under. Consequently, lawyers receive comprehensive training covering various areas of law, such as criminal law, commercial law, land law, and more, to effectively represent their clients across a wide legal spectrum.
Our certificate course in alternative dispute resolution is meticulously designed to encompass all essential ADR skills. Our overarching goal is to equip you with the knowledge and accreditation to become a well-rounded ADR professional, capable of effectively addressing any dispute resolution need that arises.