Time of Event

Day 1 (5 August): 14:00 – 18:00 Tokyo time
Day 2 (9 August): 14:00 – 18:00 Tokyo time

Summary

Mediation, as a party-centered “alternate dispute resolution” (ADR) method, can help address conflicts that arise in the workplace and project implementation. ADR seeks to acknowledge and assess the impact of such conflicts in intra- and inter-personal relationships and encourage ethical communication.

Cohosted by ADBI, SASTRA Deemed University School of Law, and the Foundation for Comprehensive Dispute Resolution, this 2-day virtual training workshop used an inter-disciplinary approach that drew from sociology and communications theory to teach empathetic engagement with stakeholders.

It explored key concepts, discussed engagement modes, and featured roleplay exercises to build related skills and techniques. The focus was on recognition, assessment, and management of conflicts in pursuit of resolution.

Objectives
  • Learn to identify conflict as an opportunity for realizing clarity and change and constructively engage stakeholders
  • Highlight ways to discern and implement optimal and workable conflict resolution options
  • Discuss how to develop functional empathy, confront ambiguity, and avoid blame, defensiveness, stonewalling, and criticism
Target Participants
  • Government officials and experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations
Output
  • Enhanced capacity to recognize, assess, manage, and resolve conflicts in the workplace and project implementation
  • Greater impetus for dialogue and cooperation on conflict engagement and resolution
  • Workshop materials to be uploaded on the ADBI website
Partners
  • SASTRA Deemed University School of Law
  • Foundation for Comprehensive Dispute Resolution
  • Aarna Law

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