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COURSE 1

EDRMP &

NON VIOLENT COMMUNICATION

COURSE 2

CONFLICT MAPPING

COURSE 3

HEALING & RECONCILIATION and DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISMS

COURSE 4

MEDIATION

APPROACHES

EDRMP & NON VIOLENT

COMMUNICATION

Course 1

Objectives:

  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.

MODULE 1: NATURAL OF CONFLICT & EDRMP AS AN IMPERATIVE

MODULE 2: CONFLICT DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS

MODULE 3: NON VIOLENT COMMUNICATION

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.

Course 2

CONFLICT MAPPING

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in the use of the different data gathering methods;

  2. Develop and apply data gathering tools;

  3. Design a conflict map research for a simulated environment;

  4. Draft a conflict map report; and,

  5. Be prepared to do actual groundwork to develop a quality and comprehensive conflict map report.

MODULE 1: NVC & CONFLICT SCOPING EXPERIENCES

MODULE 2: 

CONFLICT SCOPING PROCESS 

CONFLICT MAP DESIGNING

DATA GATHERING METHODS

CASE ANALYSIS

CONFLICT MAP REPORT WRITING

MODULE 3: DATA VALIDATION WORKSHOP

MODULE 4: ACTION PLANNING

The future mediators will learn how to design and conduct a conflict map research. The learning approach in Module 2 includes a combination of lecturettes and simulations essentially to teach them (i) how to frame and formulate questions, (ii) how to develop data gathering tools, (iii) how to administer data gathering activities, and (iv) how to conduct a validation workshop. 

 

After the data gathering simulations in Module 2, the learners will receive a training in data analysis thru lecturettes and workshop sessions in Module 3. Equipped with analytical thinking, the future mediators will then learn how to translate analyses into a written conflict map report. The expected outputs in this Module, which is primarily the conflict map report, will build from the homework outputs. Any data and information lacking from the conflict map report will be collected during the actual fieldwork which will commence after Course 2.

 

Course 2 will result in the development of action plans of the future mediators. The said action plans will comprise of the details on how the learners will implement actual fieldwork in their respective communities. In addition, the trainees will clearly specify the objectives, targets, resources needed, and data gathering schedules in the action plans. This also means that the learners are expected to be ready to administer the data collection activity on the ground after Course 2.

MEDIATION

Course 3

Objectives:

  1. Differentiate between mediation and other conflict intervention approaches;

  2. Differentiate between the three mediation approaches;

  3. Demonstrate skills on interest-based mediation, narrative mediation, and harmony mediation; and,

  4. Reflect on the qualities, tasks, and ethical dilemmas that mediators face.

MODULE 1: INTEREST-BASED NEGOTIATION

MODULE 2: MEDIATION

MODULE 3: INTEREST-BASED MEDIATION

MODULE 4: NARRATIVE MEDIATION

MODULE 5: HARMONY-BASED MEDIATION

This course consists of five Modules, conducted over 32 hours (4 days). This course is intended for training participants who have at least completed Course 1 (Course 2 are for conflict assessors and experienced mediators).  

 

The first Module focuses on Interest-Based Negotiation. The second defines Mediation, contrasting it with Arbitration, and provides an overview of mediation approaches. The third up to fifth modules zero- in on the different mediation approaches, the techniques in those approaches, mediation skills, and a reflection session on a number of mediation issues and areas of concern. 

HEALING & RECONCILIATION and

DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISMS

Course 4

Objectives:

  1. Shared their mediation experiences, including difficulties and lessons learned

  2. Provided recommendations for enhancement of mediation practices; and

  3. Come up with mediation plans for their re-entry to their communities.

MODULE 1: HEALING & RECONCILIATION

MODULE 2: DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISMS

Course 4 is the last course of a ladderized e-EDRMP training course package of MedNet. This course consists of only two Modules that spread for almost 16 hours (2 days). In this course, the learners are expected to have undergone the training on basics of e-EDRMP, conflict mapping and mediation. To a more important note, all learners must have mediation experiences. The first Module focuses on the different healing and reconciliation perspectives and its universal core pillars. Also, the learners will be introduced to transitional justice and will hear about the local examples of healing & reconciliation practices. After which, the learners will focus on dispute resolution mechanisms and how to design and develop them.