AFRICA ROTARY COMMUNITY MEDIATION TRAINING
May 3 to May 13 2021
2:00-6:00 pm Daily
COHORT 2
DAY ONE, MAY 3 - WEEK 1 -
CREATING COMMUNITY & BUILDING CONNECTIONS
TIME
TOPIC
2:00- 6:00pm
 
Welcome, OPENING & Introductions
 
COMMON AGREEMENT
 
CREATING COMMUNITY & BUILDING CONNECTIONS
COMMUNITY COHESION & RESILIENCY
 
Closing Circle   - Announcements & Assignments.
 
DAY TWO, MAY 4
PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY OF PEACEBUILDING
TIME
TOPIC
2:00 – 6:00
WELCOME & Recap Day 1
 
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION & LISTENING
 
COMMUNITY DISPUTE RESOLUTION THEORY & PHILOSOPHY
Case study: the San of Southern Africa
AFRICAN CUSTOMARY CONFLICT RESOLUTION VALUES
Case study: Acholi, Northern Uganda
 
Closing Circle / Announcements & Assignments
 
DAY THREE, MAY 5
CONFLICT ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS
2:00 – 6:00
Opening Circle & Recap Day 2
 
CONFLICT ANALYSIS & CONFLICT MAPPING
 
Case Study Mapping
 
CONFLICT ANALYSIS - PEOPLE, PROBLEM, PROCESS
 
Closing Circle / Announcements and Assignments.
 
 
DAY FOUR, MAY 6
CULTURE & CONTEXT
2:00– 6:00
Opening Circle  & Recap Day 3
 
CULTURE AND CONFLICT – THEORY & HISTORY
 
CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING & IDENTITY
 
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION- Reflecting on Identity
 
POWER RELATIONS IN CULTURE
 
Closing Circle /  Announcements & Assignments.
 
 
DAY FIVE, MAY 19   -   WEEK 2 -
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & TRAUMA-INFORMED PEACEBUILDING
TIME
TOPIC
2:00 – 6:00
 
Opening Circle & Review
Emotional Intelligence & Neurobiology of Conflict
 
CONFLICT STYLES
 
Trauma Informed Peacebuilding
 
Closing Circle   - Announcements & Assignments.
 
DAY SIX, MAY 11
DIALOGUE & FACILITATION
TIME
TOPIC
2:00 – 6:00
Opening Circle & Recap Day 6
 
What is DIALOGUE? 
- Debate vs. Dialogue & Dialogue Process
Role of the FACILITATOR
 
FACILITATIVE Questions
 
REFLECTIVE DIALOGUE & CONVENING
 
Closing Circle / Announcements and Assignments.
 
 
DAY SEVEN, MAY 12
NEGOTIATION
2:00 – 6:00
Opening Circle & Recap Day 5
 
NEGOTIATION
 
MEDIATION - COMMUNITY MEDIATION
 
MEDIATOR QUESTIONS EXERCISE
 
 
MEDIATION PROCESS ACTIVITY
 
Closing Circle / Announcements & Assignments.
 
DAY EIGHT, MAY 13
COHORT RELATIONS & COMMUNITY of PRACTICE
2:00 – 6:00
Opening Circle  & Recap Day 7
 
ROTARY & COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT
 
COMMUNITY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
 
PROJECT PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION
 
Closing Circle / COMMITMENTS MOVING FORWARD
  • Dates for Monthly Consultation/ Coaching
 
 

African Rotary Community Mediation (ARCoM) project has partnered with MBBI and Academics to provide a platform to establish a conflict prevention community mediation initiative which involves Rotarians and Non-Rotarians to deepen Rotary’s peace building work within and between communities.
 
AFRICAN ROTARY COMMUNITY MEDIATORS VTT-GLOBAL GRANT PROJECT
In 2020 a group of Rotarians from District 9350, District 9370 and District 9400 took the initiative to establish the African Rotary Community Mediation (ARCoM) Vocational Training Team (VTT)  Global Grant with the aim of training 100 community mediators to work in communities in the three districts. From January 2021, a multi-disciplinary Vocational Training Team (VTT) will complement the skills training to lay the theoretical and philosophical foundation for the cohort of Rotary mediators consisting of 30 Rotarians and 70 non-Rotarians. Applications will remain open until the end of December 2020. The training will take place in collaboration with Mediation Beyond Borders International (MBBI) a standing partner of Rotary International, who will not only provide the skills training but also provide international accreditation to all successful candidates. On completion of the training, the “ARCoM Mediators” will make themselves available to communities to do pro-bono mediation in a wide range of social issues, in collaboration with communities. Most of the training will be online, but prospective mediators will do practical hours in communities of their choice to be accredited. It is foreseen that the first phase of the program will be completed by end of April 2021, ready for introduction during the Rotary in Africa Centennial Celebration in Johannesburg on 25 April 2021. Currently the Steering Committee of ARCoM is in discussion with the new Rotary Peace Center at Makerere University in Uganda on expanding ARCoM to communities in Zone 22 (East Africa). The Peace Center already nominated five candidates to participate in the first phase of ARCoM so that they can serve as VTT members during phase 2.  A multi-district project with the scope of ARCoM has the potential to create peace in our communities and subsequent tangible impact on the well-being of people who suffered and are still suffering from conflicts that tend to become violent.
Applications for ARCOM are still open and prospective trainees (Rotarians and Non-Rotarians) can apply HERE