Mediation Course

Mediation is a process of expeditiously resolving disputes by an independent person, the mediator. The Course is suitable for members or non-members of the Institute who are involved directly or indirectly with commercial disputes and is a prerequisite for those who wish to join the Institute as Associate Members. The Course is followed by submission of a post course assignment in the form of an essay. A pass in this assignment qualifies one to join the Institute as an Associate member.


The Course is also a pre-requisite for all those who intend to take the 40 hour commercial mediation training and subsequent mediator accreditation by the Institute

Upcoming Mediation Courses

Kshs. 160,000

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Windsor Hotel

22nd - 30th November

Module 1

40 Hr Commercial Mediation Training & Accreditation

* Application forms together with requisite course fee must be submitted on or before 7th November

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Mediation?

    Mediation is an informal, private and non-binding process where disputes are resolved by an independent and impartial mediator assisting parties to reach an agreement. The process of mediation is a faster, extremely flexible and less expensive. The parties involved in a dispute must consent to mediation and the mediator to be used must be agreed by the parties or nominated by an appointed body.

  • Who can become an Mediator?

    Anyone can become an mediator. While many mediators are in the legal profession, many are not and come from various professional and technical backgrounds; mediation is a secondary profession. The mediator has a facilitative role to develop effective negotiations and communications between parties and work towards a resolution agreeable by both parties. Parties will often seek someone who has the core skills required for a mediator and knows the area of business that the dispute has arisen in and therefore understand its complexities.

  • What will happen at the course?

    The course will take the form of a series of lectures and discussions and includes the opportunity for you to take part in role plays of mediation proceedings.

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