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Join a virtual community of conciliation/mediation professionals from across the world to share knowledge and experiences
Successful participants will be awarded an ITCILO Certificate of Participation
Consensus-based conflict resolution methods can offer quick and effective solutions to labour disputes. The place of adversarial rightsbased processes is not in question. However, there is growing recognition of the value of effective consensus-based dispute resolution methods, including conciliation/mediation.
An agreement reached through conciliation/mediation usually benefits all parties involved.
Firstly, it creates an opportunity for disputing parties to find a mutually beneficial solution to a dispute when negotiation has failed. Secondly, the intervention of an independent conciliator/mediator often helps parties reduce the extent of their differences, establishing the foundations of a more cooperative relationship. Finally, when parties have agreed on the terms of the resolution to a dispute instead of having a decision imposed upon them by a third party, they are much more likely to comply with that outcome.
Guided by the principles and values of the ILO, this course aims to provide participants with a set of solid skills and thorough knowledge of conflict resolution, with a specific focus on conciliation/mediation. Participants will explore the conflict dynamic. They will learn the different approaches to conflict resolution and the fundamental principles of conciliation/ mediation. Furthermore, they will familiarize themselves with the ITCILO four-step suggested conciliation/mediation process, develop and refine their soft skills.
The course is designed for staff of labour-dispute agencies and of ministries of labour involved in dispute prevention and resolution, employers' and workers' representatives, industrial relations experts and practitioners, labour lawyers, as well as conciliators/ mediators.
Important requirement. All participants must be fluent in English, have a stable internet connection and all necessary equipment to take part in the webinars and interactive sessions (good internet connection, laptop or device with camera, microphone and audio setting).
This course is the standard course on conciliation/mediation of labour disputes. It lasts from 13 to 31 March 2023 and foresees an overall time involvement of approximately 35 hours.
Participants will be given access to a dedicated e-platform on the E-Campus, the e-learning portal of the ITCILO, accessible through a laptop or any portable devices. On this e-platform, participants will find the resources and the activities related to the modules of the course. The learning will be interactive and facilitated by a tutor, who will provide guidance and clarifications on topics and activities.
The course sessions will take place according to the following schedule:
The exact timing will be confirmed ten days prior to the beginning of the course.
Attendance to these sessions is warmly recommended and attendance will be recorded. Participants are expected to pencil these days in their diaries and to make all necessary arrangements to be able to regularly attend the sessions. Specifically, they should make sure to have a stable internet connection, a laptop or a computer with working video and audio settings (camera, microphone, and headset), and that the sessions are conducted in a suitable environment.
At the end of the course, participants will be asked to complete a final course work consisting of an essay, which will offer them the possibility to receive a Certificate of Participation.
Please note that this course is the standard course on conciliation/mediation offered by the ITCILO. Its successful completion is a requirement to attend the Certification Course on Conciliation/Mediation of Labour Disputes.
Find the application form at https://oarf2.itcilo.org/DST/A9716158/en and apply before 10 March 2023.