Participants will have the opportunity to learn best ways of resolving disputes with or without the assistance of a third party, with less no formalities. Disputes are either resolved through court litigation or Alternative Dispute Resolution, commonly abbreviated as ADR, which does not involve courts. It is pertinent to note that to be an active participant is an ADR, does not require one to have a background in law.
Before the establishment of court systems in the world all disputes were resolved through ADR, but with the establishment of court systems ADR was marginalized. However the backlog of cases and other reasons have cause delayed justice in the courts of law, hence resort to ADR has proved inevitable that’s is why most justice delivery systems in the world including Tanzania encourage parties to use ADR and in fact ADR has been integrated into the justice delivery systems. In Tanzania for instance mediation has been made to be part of all civil proceedings in which before tendering of evidence start parties are compulsorily given the opportunity to mediate their dispute and once it fails, the hearing commences. In labour matters mediation is made compulsory.
ADR takes several forms including mediation, arbitration, and adjudication to mention but a few. ADR is effective, efficient, time, without technicalities and above all the dispute is resolved and the relationship between parties is maintained.
At the end of the workshop, participants are expected to have learnt and understood the following:-
· Have comprehensive and systematic knowledge of current thinking on disputes, its origins, sources, factors influencing its outcome, various conflict management style and dispute settlement options;
· Have a coherent and critical understanding of the various processes available for resolution of disputes;
· Be able to engage effectively in mediation, arbitration and adjudication;
· Fundamental basic principles, rules and standards of Ethics in the contemporary world
· Be able to mediate labour, civil and commercial disputes
· Have demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve disputes creatively;
· Be able to make economic and social sound decision on proper allocation of resources;
· Be able to advise on the policy making with regard to mechanisms for dispute resolution and
· Be able to conduct internal dispute resolution.
CEO’s, Directors, Managers, Finance and Administration Managers, Human Resources Managers and Officers, Senior Officers, Legal Officers, Consultants, Business Owners, and any other interested person.
Date: 23rd to 27th April, 2018