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Training

ADR Network SA (Pty) LTD offers expert training in mediation and arbitration that has been developed over the past 16 years and is continually updated and benchmarked against best practice and emerging ideas and ideology in ADR and Restorative Justice. Trainees and panelists enjoy ongoing support and engagement via practice development workshops, networking events, invitations to conferences, access to articles and the like.

It is recognized by the Department of Justice (for purpose of accreditation of individual court annexed mediators), SA Medico Legal Association (for accreditation of Medico-Legal mediators) and is accredited with ADR Register International (applicable to 164 countries including South Africa) for Mediation Training and CPD.

FIVE DAY MEDIATION TRAINING

Course Outline

Day 1 : An overview of ADR Systems;

Introduction to Restorative Justice;

Theory of Conflict Resolution

The Universal Pattern of Order/Disorder or Chaos/Re-Order and the Mediator’s role

Paideia and lifelong deep learning for Mediators

 

Day 2: Mediation: theory, the process and ethics;

Court annexed mediation: the published rules, norms and standards and practical assignment; Role Play practice

 

Day 3: The Mediation Space and the Mediator Stance

Court Annexed Mediation, Rule 41 and other Statutory Systems

Role Plays and Practical Work

 

Day 4: ADR and the 4 th Industrial Revolution

ADR Practice

Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Role Plays

 

Day 5: Role Play assessments; presentation of assignments, storytelling circle; certification ceremony

Course Structure

Certification:

The five day program results in certification in general mediation.

Cost

  • R 13 750 (in person workshop)

  • Zoom Training R 6 850

*All 5 day training runs on zoom for now and is at a discounted R 6 850

*Monthly payment options available

FACILITATING COMPLEX DIALOGUE (ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN MEDIATION)

Course Outline

Week 1: The neurophysiology and morality of politics and political conflict

 

Week 2: How to discuss the various intersecting oppressions including racism, sexism and ablism

 

Week 3: How to discuss vaccine mandates and related matters and other extremely polarizing issues

 

Week 4: Designing and organizing difficult and complex dialogues (part 1)

 

Week 5: Designing and organizing difficult and complex dialogues (part 2)

 

Week 6: Transactional and policy-setting mediation and opportunities in practice

Course Structure

Compulsory attendance of a three hour seminar every alternative Wednesday for 6 sessions

Prescribed Material: ADR Network SA Manual on FACILITATING COMPLEX DIALOGUE 2022

Recommended Reading: Politics, Dialogue and Democracy, Kenneth Cloke

Cost

FACILITATING VICTIM CENTRIC RESTORATIVE JUSTICE RESPONSES TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND YOUTH VIOLENCE (ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN MEDIATION)

Course Outline

Week 1

Understanding the complexities of Domestic Violence

Sexual Violence

Youth Violence 

Week 2

Legal Framework and the National Strategic Plan on Gender Violence and Femicide in South Africa and Victim Centric Criminal Justice

Week 3

Trauma and Memory

Shifting from proving what happened to solving the problem

Week 4

From neutrality and partiality to multi-partiality and omni-partiality

Redressing imbalances in power

Week 5

From Justice Served to Justice Co-Created

Lessons from the transformative justice and abolitionist movements

Week 6: Case Studies

Course Structure

Compulsory attendance of a three hour seminar every Wednesday for 6 sessions

Prescribed Material: ADR Network SA Manual/s or Study Guides on FACILITATING VICTIM CENTRIC RESTORATIVE JUSTICE RESPONSES TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND YOUTH VIOLENCE 2022

Recommended Reading: 

Abolitionists Handook, Patrice Cullors

Holding Change: The Way of Emerging Facilitation and Mediation, Adrienne Maree

Healing Resistence: A Radical Response to Harm, Kazu Haga

Carceral Con: The Deceptive Way of Criminal Justice Reform

Beloved, Toni Morrison

All About Love, bell Hooks

Restorative Justice, Policies and Prospects, Van Der Spuy et al

Creating Freedom, Raoul Martinez

Cost

GEOPOLITICAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION

(ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN MEDIATION)

Course Outline

Week 1: Introduction to Geopolitical Conflict Resolution

 

Week 2: Global Governance-international relations and global politics

 

Week 3: Ukraine, Russia, NATO and Imperialism

 

Week 4: The displacement of human beings and the complexities of borders

 

Week 5: Transnational Peacebuilding and strengthening those efforts

 

Week 6: Getting involved in and positioning the mediator for geopolitical

conflict resolution and transnational peace-building

Course Structure

Compulsory attendance of a three hour seminar every Wednesday for 6 sessions

Prescribed Material: ADR Network SA Manual on GEOPOLITICAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION 2022

Recommended Reading: Politics, Dialogue and Democracy, Kenneth Cloke

Restorative Justice, Policies ad Prospects, Van Der Spuy et al

Creating Freedom, Raoul Martinez

Cost

R 9 999 (or R 4 999 for registered panellists)

 

Monthly payment option: R 3 500 x 3 or R 1 750 x 6

Monthly payment option for panellists: R 1750 x 3 or R 875 x 6

 

Add on Accreditation with ADR Register International for International Accreditation

(This is a negotiated fee specific to this program)

Audit fee: R 1300 (instead of the normal R 2000) This is a once off fee

Annual fee: R 600 (instead of the normal R 975) I will need to negotiate a discount annually but your first annual fee as part of this program is R 600.

 

This application is done direct with them and I will provide written confirmation of your panel membership with us and your registration on this program.

ONLINE SHORT TRAINING PROGRAMMES

Cost

 

Any of the Training Units or Elective areas can be undertaken as a short program at R 3450 by distance or

R 1750 x 2.

Panellists pay only 50% ie R 875 per short program.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM

Course Outline

Students must complete assignments in four Training Units and an oral assessment.

 

  1. Conflict Resolution and restorative justice

  2. Mediation (incl court annexed mediation)

  3. Arbitration

  4. Elective unit: Choose from workplace/commercial/ family and divorce/restorative justice in schools/credit dispute resolution/ sport disputes/ ADR human rights/ Insurance/ Sectional Title/ADR Medical Negligence

Course Structure

Trainees have twelve months to complete but the program may be fast tracked over 6 weeks or three months.

Trainees who wish to apply to be accredited for court annexed mediation can make up 40 hours contact time via

attendance at five day workshops or attendance via skype by prior arrangement.

Cost

R 3 450

(in advance of each of the four parts or R 11 999 for the whole program upfront.)

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM

Course Outline

Students must complete assignments in four Training Units and an oral assessment.

 

  1. Introduction to Restorative Justice and Restorative Problem Solving

  2.  Restorative Justice Processes-victim/offender dialogue in criminal matters, family group conferencing in family

  3. matters, restorative circles, dialogue processes

  4. Specific applications-schools, workplace and community Restorative Justice and Personal Injury-Hate Crimes, Medical Negligence and Personal Injury generally

Course Structure

Trainees have twelve months to complete but the program may be fast tracked over 6 weeks or three months.

 

Trainees who wish to apply to be accredited for court annexed mediation can make up 40 hours contact time via

attendance at five day workshops or attendance via skype by prior arrangement.

Cost

R 3 450

(in advance of each of the four parts or R 11 999 for the whole program upfront.)

Conditions

  • Course presented in English
  • Matriculant unless exemption applied for
  • No refunds but replacement trainees accepted

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