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Basic Introduction to Mediation: Short Learning Programme

Basic Introduction to Mediation: Short Learning Programme

Presented by the University of the Free State (UFS) and the International Law Institute South Africa (ILI SA)

UFS Faculty of Law and ILI SA Centre for Excellence are pleased to announce that you can now acquire the skills and knowledge to improve your understanding of mediation as an approach to dispute resolution. This short learning programme is designed for business executives, lawyers, government officials, judges and court  administrators, and managers and administrators of educational, healthcare, and other institutions. Among topics to be discussed are commercial disputes, labour disputes, the emergence of the “multi-door courthouse” and medico-legal and professional sport disputes.

Training topics will include:
  • Why Alternative Dispute Resolution?
  • An introduction to mediation
  • The role, function and training of the mediator
  • Ethics of mediation and the social context
  • Court-Annexed Mediation: The Multi-Door Court House
  • Interesting areas of mediation: Mediation in the Context of Professional Sports Teams: A Case Study
  • Mediation of Commercial and Labour Relations
  • Mediation of Health Care Disputes
  • Embedding mediation into the organisational culture, processes and procedures of your institution
  • A Pan-African view of Mediation
The online delivery of the programme will include interactive online sessions, additional electronic material and recordings of sessions. Applications close on May 25, 2021.

Featured JAMS Speaker:

Hon. James "Jay" C. Francis IV (Ret.) | Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Program Speakers:

  • Hennie Erasmus | Registered Psychometrist, HPCSA; Qualified Commercial Mediator,UCT; Coordinator for Mediation Programmes, UFS
  • Drinnette du Randt | Attorney, Notary & Conveyancer, Qualified Family Mediator, IFM; Principal, School for Legal Practice
  • Willem Ellis | Research Fellow, Centre for Gender and Africa Studies, UFS; Qualified Commercial Mediator
  • Judge Mareena (Lani) Opperman | Judge, Free State Provincial Division High Court
  • Zetu Makamandela-Mguqulwa | Director, Conflict Dynamics; Ombud, University of Cape Town
  • Mahamed Rajah | Coach, Conflict Dynamics; Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA); Judge, ICC international mediation competition; Coach, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).
  • Marion Shaer | Director of Conflict Dynamics; Independent Mediation Service of South Africa (IMSSA); CCMA
  • Felicity Steadman | Director, Conflict Dynamics; IMSSA; CCMA; CEDR
  • Judge Ann Claire Williams | Retired Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Featured People

Hon. James
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Aviation
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
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