TRAININGS, PROGRAMS, AND ACTIVITIES


Establishment of PMC Units

Orientation Conference with Stakeholders on Court-Annexed Mediation (CAM)

Objective: Aims to introduce the rationale and objectives of Court-Annexed Mediation to judges, clerks of court, lawyers and other stakeholders with the end of gaining cooperation and support in the establishment of Philippine Mediation Center Units.
Duration: Half-day
Participants: Judges, clerks of courts, branch clerks of courts, prosecutors, PAO, IBP, representatives from the LGU, NGOs, media, academe, and civil society

Recruitment and Screening of Prospective Mediators

Objective: Aims to recruit and screen prospective Court-Annexed Mediators and PMC Unit Staff and orient them on the structure of the Philippine Mediation Center Office and the Court-Annexed Mediation process.
Duration: 1-3 days
Participants: Prospective Mediators and PMC Unit Staff

Basic Mediation Course on CAM

Objective: Imparts and develops a general understanding of mediation as a process, as well as its application; and provides the requisite knowledge, attitudes and skills of a mediator, namely, as a facilitator, communicator, and role model, and thereby produce efficient mediators who will be effective in resolving disputes through compromise agreements that are fair and will serve the mutual interests of the parties.
Duration: 3 and ½ days
Participants: Mediation Trainees

Pre-Internship Orientation and Meeting with Judges, Clerks of Court, and Branch Clerks of Court on CAM

Objective:

Discuss the mechanics of the Internship Period during which the prospective mediators will conduct mediation under the supervision of the Executive Judge and the guidance of the Mediator-Mentor; and inform them of the forms used in CAM.

Duration: Half-day
Participants: Judges, clerks of courts, branch clerks of courts, Mediation trainees, and PMC Unit Staff

Internship Program

Objective: Prospective CAM mediators are given a period of two (2) months within which to apply the skills they learned during the Basic Mediation Course by conducting mediation proceedings in five (5) or more cases, resulting in at least three (3) successful settlement, under the mentorship of experienced mediators.
Duration: Two months
Participants: Mediation Trainees

Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR) Programs

Judicial Settlement Conference for Judges on JDR

Objective: Designed to enhance and develop new skills of trial judges in connection with their functions as conciliators, mediators, and neutral evaluators under the Rules of Court and other issuances of the Supreme Court.
Duration: Two and ½ days plus another half day for the faculty workshop of lecturers and facilitators.
Participants: Judges in areas where CAM is already established and implemented

Orientation of Clerks of Court and Branch Clerks on JDR

Objective: Explains the rationale from court diversion of cases to mediation and JDR and explain their significant roles and responsibilities in JDR and the attendant benefits therefrom.
Duration: Half-day
Participants: Clerks of courts and branch clerks of courts

Orientation of Public Prosecutors, Public Attorneys and Law Practitioners on JDR

Objective: Explains the rationale from court diversion of cases to mediation and JDR and explain their significant roles and responsibilities in JDR and the attendant benefits therefrom.
Duration: Half-day
Participants: Public Prosecutors, Public Attorneys and Law Practitioners

Inventory of Cases and Internship Period

Objective: Judges conduct an inventory of their dockets for a period of two weeks and select at least 20 mediatable cases, which were not settled in Court-Annexed Mediation and are still in the pre-trial stage, and conduct Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR) on those cases for a period of two weeks.
Duration: Inventory period (Two weeks) and Internship Period (Two weeks)
Participants: Judges, clerks of courts, and branch clerks of courts

OTHER TRAININGS, PROGRAMS, AND ACTIVITIES

Refresher/Advanced Course for CAM 

Objective: Aims to improve the mediator’s knowledge and skills that will make them effective and efficient in settling conflicts; enhance their skills in making effective opening statement, facilitate interest-based negotiation, manage impasse, and draft a legally effective compromise agreement, as a prerequisite to the renewal of the accreditation of the mediator.
Duration: 1 and ½ days
Frequency: Every two years
Participants: Accredited Mediators

Work-Orientation and Skills Enhancement Seminar for PMC Unit Staff

Objective: Seeks to acquaint the PMC Unit staff with the daily operations of the PMC Units in support of mediation, proper handling and management of office and court records by monitoring cases and responding to over-all reportorial functions, and clarifying issues regarding mediation.
Duration: 1 and ½ days
Frequency: Every two years
Participants: PMC Unit Staff


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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