Advanced Mediation Course

This course provides participants with the relevant knowledge and practical skills necessary for mediating advanced disputes.

Course Overview

The advanced mediation course is designed for professionals and other prospective participants seeking means to reach peaceful and agreed solutions in today’s world on an international, political, industrial, peace-keeping or social level. The course is designed to give mediators an additional experience with the facilitative mediation process.
The course advances to more difficult, complex, and emotionally charged situations, skills, and theoretical concepts, including power dynamics assessment, the fundamentals of screening for power imbalances, avoiding issues, and building momentum through developing and understanding interests to support the disputing parties in developing solutions. Participants will discuss cultural biases in mediator approaches, as well as ethical considerations in the mediation field and how to develop a personal mediating style.
The course will provide participants with a meaningful and effective bouquet of practical cases, tools, approaches, and skills development through simulated mediation with support and feedback from our faculty. Participants will be able to select and lead a mediation process and gain a better understanding of workplace and international conflict resolution. However, participants require the completion of either the basic mediation course or workplace mediation course to be eligible for this course.

Course Objectives

At the end of this training course, participants will learn to:
  • Understand the various techniques and strategies available to mediate conflict
  • Gain deeper insight into practical conflict analysis tools
  • Develop a range of highly effective conflict resolution tools that can be used for complex multiparty mediation
  • Learn the prerequisite steps needed to ensure the enforceability of a durable agreement among parties
  • Develop competencies in problem solving skills to enhance successful mediation

Expected Outcome

At the end of the training, participants are expected to have acquired the following knowledge and skills:
  • Manage situations under different and complex scenarios
  • Manage the mediation process
  • Negotiate effectively within groups and organizations
  • Generate value when there is uncommon ground
  • Manage situations under different and complex scenarios
  • Dig into the fundamental tension of creating and claiming value
  • Know how to prompt value-creating partnerships
  • Emerge well-prepared to make better decisions to mediate better agreements, and negotiate better deals

Intended Audience

The course is designed for mediators who have completed the basic and intermediate mediation courses. It is intended for professionals looking forward to pursuing a career or making a career transition as a mediator. The target audience may likely be from the following sectors:
  • Arbitrators
  • Attorneys and lawyers
  • Independent consultants
  • Union representatives and labour relations professionals
  • HR professionals
  • Entrepreneurs who want to mediate
  • Anyone looking to start their practice as a mediation/dispute resolution professional.

Application Deadline

Tuesday, 3rd October, 2023

Payment Deadline

Friday, 6th October, 2023

Course Date

9th - 20th October 2023

Course Fees

200,000 Naira

Early Birds (10% Discount)

180,000 Naira

Early Birds Closes

Thursday, 26th September, 2023

For Further Inquiry, please contact the following

08100091193 || 07058777951
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Teaching Methodology

This course will be intensely interactive and will be delivered through teaching and lectures, seminar presentations, tutorials, problem-solving and simulation sessions. Digital learning tools like PowerPoint presentations will also be used.

Course Module

The course will be delivered on a modular basis and will comprise of ten (10) overarching modules.


The faculty is drawn from experienced professionals in the field, civil society organizations, international agencies and academia to provide participants with a sound knowledge base, expertise and skills required to effectively mediate crisis.


Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development Studies, David Mark Road, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.

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Each participant shall be required to pay a course fee of two hundred thousand naira (₦200,000) only. The course is non-residential and participants are expected to take care of their travel expenses. AAIPSDS will provide participants with tea/coffee and course materials during the training.
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