This is the name of the training, which was held on March 5, 2020, for students and teachers of the Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, students and teachers of other higher education institutions of Chernivtsi, who showed increased interest in the values of mediation.
The speakers of the event were Ruslana Havrylyuk, Head of the Department of Public Law, Manager of the working group of the international project “Mediation: Training and Society Transformation / MEDIATS” of the EU Program ERASMUS+ KA 2 from the Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, a certified mediation trainer, and Oksana Melenko, a deputy dean of the Faculty of Law on educational and methodical work, also a certified mediator.
The event, which brought together nearly fifty people, was part of the regional initiative “Legal Clinics – agents for popularizing of mediation as a way to resolve disputes”. As is known to all, this initiative is carried out within the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine with the support of the International Foundation “Renaissance”.
In the framework of this training, Ruslana Havrylyuk helped the participants to understand the conflict of all human life, to understand the mediation of this conflict, to show the role of the needs and interests of the parties in the conflict. The participants were especially interested in the following issues: who can be a mediator; emotional competence of the mediator; mediation communication techniques and mediation procedure.
Oksana Melenko focused the attention of the participants on the concept and advantages of mediation, its principles, the technique of asking questions, and explained the issue of mediability of disputes.
After that, the speakers organized interesting work in groups formed from the participants of the training, conducted simulations on the basis of cases, which ended with active and interesting discussions on the development of mediation in Ukraine.
All participants of the training were presented with certificates.
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