MEDIATION AS A TOOL IN PUBLIC SECTOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Venue: NYALI,MOMBASA

Duration: 5 Days

Fee: 95,000.00 KSh

Non East African Fee: $ 1,000.00

Date: 06 February 2023 to 10 February 2023

Enquiries: +254(020) 2699581/6

Course Programme

06 February 2023 to 10 February 2023

COURSE OVERVIEW

Recent revelations that national and county governments owe judgment-creditors over Kshs. 1 billion in unpaid court awards has refocused attention to the centrality of efficient dispute resolution mechanisms in public administration. Most of the claims against government institutions result from prolonged litigation, whilst others arise as a result of costly system inefficiencies that can be ameliorated if proper mechanisms are established to manage disputes involving public agencies.

Should all disputes involving public sector agencies end up in court? Should government agencies litigate against each other in courts as a routine? Should public sector employees litigate against their employers as a default for resolving employment and related disputes that may arise? Should the private sector routinely litigate against the government, and what implications does this have for ease of doing business? How should community disputes involving public agencies (e.g. Kenya Police, KWS, KFS and county governments) be efficiently resolved? Should Kenya National Police Service, for instance, embrace efficient dispute resolution mechanisms that build relations and public confidence in its processes? It is in this regard that mediation in public sector dispute resolution has increasingly become relevant.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This course is designed to provide an in-depth practical training of the mediation process (including court-annexed mediation) in public sector dispute resolution. It is especially designed for representatives of public institutions, agencies and the private sector who are central players in public sector dispute resolution, including matters of breach of contracts; labour disputes; investment disputes; community disputes amongst others. The participants will be taken through theoretical underpinnings, practical role plays and execution of mediation process from start to finish, and drawing on comparative sector-based case studies of mediation in public sector dispute resolution. It is designed to equip the participants with opportunity to experiment with mediation in efficient public sector dispute resolution, thereby helping to build relationships with their stakeholders and engender prudence in management of public affairs, especially finance.

THE SEMINAR IS RECOMMENDED SPECIALLY FOR

Board members (public, private and non-governmental),CEOs and management of public / private organizations/companies, in-house counsels in state corporations, including those with direct community engagements like Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service, energy sector corporations amongst others, human resource officers, organizational development officers, in-house counsels in private and listed companies, counsel in non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations, especially those working on land, environment & human resource, management and representatives of universities and other tertiary institutions, private practitioners, county governments and related regulatory bodies, employees of the financial sector and regulatory bodies, amongst others. 

YOUR INVESTMENT: Ksh. 95,000 (non-East Africans USD 1,000) inclusive of VAT and registration fee (covers tuition fees, course materials, stationery, lunch and refreshments)

Fees should be deposited in the School’s account: (Account No. 202 2029 110 Absa Bank PLC, ABSA Plaza Branch, Nairobi, Kenya) and the bank slip or evidence of electronic funds transfer presented to the Finance Office, Karen by 01.02.2023 to enable us to adequately prepare for the course. For more information, please contact Course Coordinator: Mr. Kefa Simiyu, Mr. Isaac Kuloba (Assistant Director, CPD) Christine or Jacqueline on:

Tel: +254(020) 2699581/6 Email: ikuloba@ksl.ac.ke, mkefa@ksl.ac.ke, cmwanza@ksl.ac.ke, jacqueline@ksl.ac.ke



Theme: “Mainstreaming Mediation in the Public Sector”

CPD Points: 3