About e-EDRMP Course 1

About e-EDRMP Course 1

About e-EDRMP Course 1

The first course introduces the learners to the essential concepts, approaches and characteristics of Empowering Dispute Resolution & Management Processes (EDRMP), as well as the Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and its importance to practicing and aspiring community mediators. Hence, the course 1 is entitled, “EDRMP & Non-Violent Communication.” 

 

EDRMP is a flagship innovation in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) developed by the Mediators’ Network for Sustainable Peace (MedNet), Inc., a 20-year old impartial and independent Non-Government Organization (NGO) working to empower conflict-stricken communities in the country achieve sustainable peace and development.

 

This course is part of the four (4) Enhanced EDRMP training courses, also written as, “e-EDRMP Training Courses.” As an enhanced CapDev, the e-EDRMP trainings use an adaptive management which indicates each training course could lift learnings from sessions and tests them in order to develop more adaptive and improved training modules. All four training courses are stand-alone courses but are also designed in a modular form. Four certificates will be given to learners who successfully complete the entire e-EDRMP trainings.

 

There are three (3) modules under Course 1. The first module introduces the learners to the nature of conflicts and teaches how EDRMP is imperative in resolving conflicts. The second module covers the six (6) conflict diagnostic tools (CDTs), namely: the ABCs of conflict, circle of conflict, stakeholder analysis, link analysis, force field analysis, and functional ingredients. While, the last module imparts knowledge and skills about non-violent communication.

After the training Course 1, the learners will be given two sets of desk homework. One focuses on self-analysis of the learners’ own communication statements in a given conflict situation based on experience and apply such a learning in the context of non-violent communication. The second homework involves analysis of a community conflict using the six diagnostic tools. Although the homework is limited to desk work, the inputs will be essential and applied to the succeeding courses.

Learning Objectives

At the end of Course 1, the learners will be able to:

  1. Familiarize on the nature of conflicts, features and approaches of EDRMP, CDTs, and NCV;

  2. Develop a conflict scoping report and determine situations where EDRMP is the appropriate dispute resolution approach; and,

  3. Demonstrate non-violent communication in a conflict situation.

Learning Methods

In this course, the trainer will use & apply a

combination of the following:

*classroom presentation *plenary discussion

*experience-sharing *workshop *simulation *SLE

Certification

Learners who completed the course will receive the:

Certificate of Completion in Basic EDRMP

Duration

Course 1 requires 3.5 days or about 28 hrs to complete

Nature of Conflict & EDRMP as an Imperative 4hrs

Conflict Diagnostic Tools

16 hrs

Non Violent Communication

8hrs

Exercise

SLE

Lecturette

Discussion

Lecturette

Workshop

Lecturette

SLE

Pre-Test

At the end of the pre-test, the trainers will be able to obtain baseline information and analysis of the learners’ overall and individual knowledge and capacity in mediation.

Course 1- Introductory Session

Learning Objectives:

After the 40 minutes-introductory session, the learners will be able to:

  1. Call the trainers, co-staff, and co-learners by their first names;

  2. Articulate their understanding of the objectives, topics, methodologies, and program of activities of the training workshop.

  3. Identify their expectations which can and cannot be answered by the training course;

  4. Agree on ground rules for the effective conductive of the workshop; and,

  5. Develop mechanism for the participatory management of the workshop.

Module 1

Nature of Conflict & EDRMP as an Imperative

After the introductory session, the formal training starts. Module 1 begins with a levelling-off session on the general characteristics of conflict and on the general approaches to conflict resolution and management that includes community mediation.

Module 1 thus generally aims to provide the framework (e.g., underlying perspectives on conflict and principles of community mediation) along which community mediation shall be pursued. Because all community mediators are expected to anchor their approaches on a certain understanding of conflict and conflict resolution or management processes, this module answers the first step and first major function of a community mediator ---that is to know thy self.

Sessions

Baseline

Nature and Dynamics of Conflict (Philosophy advocated by MedNet)

Empowering Dispute Resolution & Management Processes (EDRMP):

Goals, Principles & Approaches (Negotiation, Mediation, Facilitation & Consensus-building)

Policy Frameworks for EDRMP

Healing and Reconciliation

Module #1 Objectives

After attending the sessions of Module 1, the learners will be able to:

 

  1. Articulate their appreciation of conflict as inevitable yet can be addressed in a non-violent way, and as a potential opportunity for personal, interpersonal, community, and societal growth;

  2. Define the different types of responses of conflict, some of which (e.g., dialogue, negotiation, mediation, voluntary arbitration, etc.) can be classified as Empowering Dispute Resolution & Management Processes (EDRMP); and,

  3. Express appreciation of the features of EDRMP and the situational conditions for EDRMP to be adjudged as the appropriate response to a conflict.

Duration

This module requires a minimum of 4 hours, distributed accordingly in the following sessions:

Baseline

1/2 hr

Nature & Dynamics of Conflict

2 hrs

EDRMP - An Overview

1 1/2 hrs

Exercise

Discussion

SLE

Lecturette

SLE

Lecturette

Methods

This module uses a combination of:

classroom presentation

plenary discussion

SLE

You are entering the

BASELINE

SESSION

SESSION # 1

After the introductory session, the formal training starts. Module 1 begins with a levelling-off session on the general characteristics of conflict and on the general approaches to conflict resolution and management that includes community mediation.

Module 1 thus generally aims to provide the framework (e.g., underlying perspectives on conflict and principles of community mediation) along which community mediation shall be pursued. Because all community mediators are expected to anchor their approaches on a certain understanding of conflict and conflict resolution or management processes, this module answers the first step and first major function of a community mediator ---that is to know thy self.

Duration

This module requires a minimum of 4 hours, distributed accordingly in the following sessions:

Baseline

1/2 hr

Nature & Dynamics of Conflict

2 hrs

EDRMP - An Overview

1 1/2 hrs

Exercise

Discussion

SLE

Lecturette

SLE

Lecturette

Methods

This module uses a combination of:

classroom presentation

plenary discussion

SLE

After attending the sessions of Module 1, the learners will be able to:

 

  1. Articulate their appreciation of conflict as inevitable yet can be addressed in a non-violent way, and as a potential opportunity for personal, interpersonal, community, and societal growth;

  2. Define the different types of responses of conflict, some of which (e.g., dialogue, negotiation, mediation, voluntary arbitration, etc.) can be classified as Empowering Dispute Resolution & Management Processes (EDRMP); and,

  3. Express appreciation of the features of EDRMP and the situational conditions for EDRMP to be adjudged as the appropriate response to a conflict.

Module #1 Objectives

Healing and Reconciliation

Policy Frameworks for EDRMP

Empowering Dispute Resolution & Management Processes (EDRMP):

Goals, Principles & Approaches (Negotiation, Mediation, Facilitation & Consensus-building)

Nature and Dynamics of Conflict (Philosophy advocated by MedNet)

Baseline

Sessions