Duration: 10 lectures
Course fee: online €895 (or €995 if paying the course fee in instalments)
This programme provides participants with an excellent grounding in the dynamic discipline of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The course focuses on three key components of ADR, mediation, arbitration and conciliation. Particular emphasis is placed on the practical application of ADR techniques within professional and industrial contexts. Participants will study the various forms of ADR in terms of their processes, procedures and appropriate uses. The course will address the role of ethics in the use of ADR. Consideration is also given to how to participants can establish an ADR program in their own work environments and how they can integrate ADR language into legal and business contracts.
This programme aims to develop student’s knowledge and understanding of alternative dispute resolution as it applies to everyday situations. Students will learn about the different options within ADR including mediation, arbitration and conciliation as a means to resolve conflicts without recourse to litigation. Students will also develop practical skills and be aware of communication as a key tool in litigation avoidance. At the end of the course, students will be familiar with the alternatives to litigation and the relative benefits of each. Students will also have an appreciation of the systems and structures involved in mediation and arbitration and have experienced a mock mediation scenario to practice implementing the skills they have gained over the ten weeks.