A Case (the need) for Conflict Coaching

(A Excellent Tool for the Management & Resolution of Workplace Conflicts) Mediator Yemi Conflict Coaching is the set of skills and strategies that support peoples’ ability to engage in, manage, or productively resolve conflict.  The conflict coach often works one-on-one with the coachee, who is experiencing conflict with another person.  It is useful in dealing…

The Qualities of the Ideal Mediator (Part 7 of a 7-part series)

We now conclude this 7-part series by considering the qualities and traits that should characterize the ideal mediator.  Hopefully, I have shown that being a Mediator is not simply an act; it is a life, disposed and committed to seeking and bringing peace in the resolution of conflicts and, wherever necessary or applicable, restoring relationships…

Adeyemi Akisanya and Other Experts Raise Concerns Over Local Content Law Amendment

This post was originally published on punchng.com Industry experts have raised concerns over the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 seeking to double the amount operators contribute to the Nigerian Content Development Fund, among other proposals. Currently, one per cent of the value of all contracts awarded in the upstream sector of…

Expert Urges Mediators to Take Advantage of Online Mediation Post-COVID-19

(This post was originally published on nnn.com.ng.) A Mediation Advocacy expert, Mr. Adeyemi Akisanya, on Thursday urged mediators to take advantage of online mediation in resolving disputes. Akisanya, a Lagos-based lawyer and a certified mediation advocacy trainer, made the appeal during a two-hour Webinar training organised by the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA) in Lagos….

Mediation: An Ideal ADR Strategy and Policy (Part 3 of a 7-part series)

We have established that conflicts are inevitable. It is therefore expedient to have a plan, a strategy for resolving them in a way that minimizes disruptions, that saves costs, both of money and of time, especially in the latter case, executive time.  It also preserves relationships and reputation, both personal and corporate.  Such a plan…

OECR and Its Breakfast Business Meetings

Next week on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, the Organization of Expert Conflict Resolvers (“OECR”) will be holding its December 2019 bi-monthly (every other month) Business Breakfast meeting from 7:30am to 10:00am, at La Scala Restaurant, MUSON Centre, Onikan Lagos.  It will feature a round-table discussion on the theme: “Mediation Unboxed – Multiple Dimensions of Conflict…