#Ombuds Day 2024 countdown begins! Happy New Year & may your dreams take flight!

Happy New Year, and may your dreams take flight! Every second Thursday of October, people from around the world take time to celebrate ombuds. #Watch #Ombuds or Ombudsman defined by Elizabeth Hill, J.D, CO-OP-https://youtube.com/watch?v=gm-udLR04lY

The Magic in Mediation: A Search for Symmetries, Metaphors and Scale-Free Practices- By Professor Kenneth Cloke

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Anyone who has mediated is likely to have experienced the magic of mediation and would very much like to do so again. But if asked where this magic came from, how it happened, what it consisted of, and how they might replicate it, most would be hard pressed to answer.
To identify the sources of magic in mediation, we need to learn by metaphor from other disciplines and professions and search for ways of translating successful small-scale techniques into scale-free methodologies that can be applied to mid- and large-scale conflicts. We are actively creating wars, pandemics, and environmental conflicts that cannot be resolved or prevented except globally, collaboratively, and meditatively, using scaled-up, higher order dispute resolution skills. This is the core mission and calling of conflict resolvers around the world. And as these problems and conflicts have no borders, neither should our efforts to resolve them.
Magic happens not only because of what we do, but who we are; in spite of everything the parties have said and done to each other, all their anguish and pain and trauma and loss, all their failed efforts and hopelessness. Why? Because we know, in our minds and hearts that magic is possible, and are ready to step into their hatred and fear and darkness and uncertainty, to search for it there. In mediation, we allow ourselves, for a moment, to become the magic they are seeking, merely because they do not yet understand that the magic is already inside and between them.
 Kenneth Cloke

Grab a book of the book at Amazon- For those who would like the Amazon link, here it is:

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Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year with love from EVA Vid/Podcast Show

Wishing you a Merry Christmas 🎄🎅🎁and a Prosperous New Year- Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid / Podcast Show.
EVA is a podcast about simplifying the Traditional African Method of Settling Dispute Resolution or the Appropriate /Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to make more people opt for #Ombuds #mediation #collaborativelaw #conciliation #restorativejustice #negotiation #earlyneutralevaulation #arbitration -informal methods of settling disputes.
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“The Battle for the Top Arbitral Seat in Africa: Who will win?”


The highly anticipated Arbitral seat battle in Africa is happening on the 19th of December 2023! The event is hosted by the SOAS Arbitration Dispute Resolution Centre (SADRC) and Arbitration Fund.Speakers Include: Funke Aboyade, SAN FCIArb (Nigeria representing West Africa), Adama Soro (Cote d’ Ivoire representing the OHADA Region), Victoria Kigen, Esq. (Kenya representing East Africa), Girgis Abd El-Shahid (Egypt representing North Africa) and Zelda Hunter(AFSA and South Africa)
Moderator: @Prof. EMILIA ONYEMA

Join with the Zoom link below

Do not miss the chance to witness who will come out on top!

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What ADR Book are you reading?‘Rising Above Office Conflict A Light-Hearted Guide for the Heavy-Hearted Employee.’

@Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid /Podcast presents #What ADR Book are you reading?

The idea behind this initiative is to encourage ADR Advocates, enthusiasts, practitioners and users or potential users of ADR to share ADR books they are reading or have read. The aim is to raise awareness of the benefits of utilising ADR to settle conflicts and disputes and make it a more widely recognised and utilised practice.

Currently, I am reading Professor Clare E Fowler’s ADR Book ‘Rising Above Office Conflict A Light-Hearted Guide for the Heavy-Hearted Employee.’

Excerpts from the book:


Most initial interactions, even with an angry person, are fairly benign. The problem with conflicts is when they escalate.

Let’s say you ask the new intern to grab more creamer for the office kitchen. He comes in the next day with almond milk creamer, and you wanted half-half.  Not a big deal, right? You let him know, and the next day he grabs half-half.  Now you have what you need to make your coffee taste like not-coffee.

But then, he does it again. He comes in with almond milk creamer! Now, clearly, the intern has disregarded your request on purpose.

What an insolent, entitled little snot. You extended him mercy the first time? Let your wrath rain down!

This could be a simple little conflict, right? Ask him why, and maybe tells you that the rest of the staff appreciated the almond milk creamer. Maybe he actually bought both types. Or maybe he is really just dim and forgot. This could be a simple conflict resolved with simple conversation.

But it escalated. You felt like your wishes were ignored.”

I must say that Professor Clare Fowler’s book is an absolutely indispensable resource for anyone seeking practical solutions to address workplace conflicts or disputes such as discrimination, bullying, and harassment. The insights and strategies presented within the pages of this book are universally applicable and can help prevent conflicts from escalating or effectively resolve those that have already done so. Employers who have not established an ombuds role are encouraged to get this book. From personal experience, I confidently endorse or recommend it as an effective tool for tackling workplace conflicts head-on.

So, what ADR book are you reading or have read? Have you encountered any exciting excerpts or quotes from an ADR book you would like to share? Let us continue the conversation and spread awareness about the importance of Appropriate Dispute Resolution!

With my Nigerian accent (lol), Grab your copy now from Amazon! And with my not-so-British accent, Do not hesitate to get hold of this book on Amazon! And in an American accent, “This book is awesome, You all! Don’t miss out – grab your copy from Amazon!” 

I look forward to hearing your insights!


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Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid / Podcast Show Quotes Dec 2023


‘The Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse (ESMDC) was established with the aim of improving access to justice by offering an alternative mechanism to litigation for resolving disputes. Its primary goal is to reduce the difficulties faced by citizens in the justice delivery process. Furthermore, it seeks to establish a legal framework for the just and efficient settlement of disputes through ADR. Ultimately, the courthouse aims to become the region’s hub for ADR.’Ikechukwu Onuoma, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN); Notary Public and Managing Partner of Obra Legal LP. Episode 5, What are the factors that could influence the selection of an ADR Option? On EVA Show.

#Huge Congratulations to Mr Ikechukwu Onuoma for attaining the prestigious silk and rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Picture 2: IK and the Founding/Principal Partner of his firm Obra Legal, LP – Chief Mrs Iyom A.J. Offiah, SAN, FCARB. SAN is a title that may be conferred on legal practitioners in Nigeria of at least ten (10) years of standing and who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession.




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