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In partnership with Edwards Mediation Academy, Kíìlúmáya Center provides the gold standard in mediation and conflict management training relevant to the Nigerian Audience.

Accredited by the Nigerian Bar Association ICLE


Mediation in Nigeria today is still at the budding stage. Access to justice is a basic principle of law the world over. Mediation is a key tool to relieving the backlog of cases in civil courts in Nigeria. Mediation was formally introduced in Nigeria with the establishment of the Multi-Door Courthouse in Lagos though most traditional societies in Nigeria have had neutrals mediate conflicts for centuries.

To ensure the successful implementation of mediation in commercial disputes, it is essential that mediators develop the necessary skills to assist parties in finding solutions that meet their needs. This course, Mediation Skills Training Nigeria, will provide aspiring commercial mediators with the needed skills while enhancing the culture of mediation in Nigeria.

Edwards Mediation Academy’s online courses are taught by the most experienced experts and pioneers in the mediation field. They are highly interactive and incorporate presentations and commentary, as well as virtual mediation shadowing, where participants observe a full day mediation as though sitting at the table with the mediator. Learn from the lens of experience, not through a textbook.

Learners can take the online portion of the course in the convenience of their home or office, over a period of six months with seasoned and experienced Nigerian Mediators leading subsequent 90 minute discussions and mediation coaching sessions after specific modules. 

Special Kiilumaya price of $275

Due to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recent policy of $20 USD monthly limit on Naira debit/credit cards, you may pay the course fee in Naira to the following Nigerian account. You will be enrolled within 24 hour of receipt of funds.

Mediation Skills Course

This Mediation Training Program in Nigeria includes EMA’s renowned 40 hour Mediation Skills Course which emphasizes the key principles that mediators should know, as well as how to apply them in a real-world environment. This course, organized around a real world, two-party mediation, deconstructs the mediation process into predictable stages, with guidance and expertise from industry pioneers throughout. It is for individuals who wish to work in court mediation, commercial mediation, community mediation or mediate in the workplace. Our students learn how to mediate formal disputes, including those in litigation.

Specifics of the Mediation Skills Course:

  • 50 hours of online and live training, exercises and video.
  • Live training, facilitation and Q&A by local expert, Morenike Obi-Farinde of KÍÌLÚMÁYA Center and international expert, Bruce Edwards;
  • Taught around a 2 party mediation; shadow (virtually) with Bruce Edwards as he leads parties from the first conversation all the way through to settlement.
  • Includes instruction and commentary from 15 instructors, 12 of which are full-time mediators, all with at least 25 years of experience.
  • Assessments and personalized feedback by EMA professional staff at the end of each module.
  • Final session on Developing your Career in commercial mediation, including development of a business and marketing plan; 
  • Geared towards Lawyers, Judges, General Counsel, Company Secretaries and all persons interested in finding creative solutions to disputes through Mediation
  • Membership in Edwards Mediation Academy, including webinars, interviews, blogs and supporting materials.
  • Regular cost of course: $499, KÍÌLÚMÁYA Center discounted rate: $275
  • Orientation for upcoming session is 25th of May; close of registration is 23rd of May, 2023. 
  • Still have questions, contact Olamiposi Fasina on +234-802-361-9278 (Call Only) or +234-909-026-0292 (WhatsApp Only).23rd


At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate from EMA/ KÍÌLÚMÁYA Center.

Meet the Instructors

All of EMA’s instructors are expert mediators from the United States and Nigeria with thousands of hours of practical experience mediating the most complex disputes. When it comes to mediation training there is no substitute for hands-on experience. Learn from instructors that started the mediation profession without needing to leave your home or office.


The actual cost for the training on the EMA website is $499. The Special Kiilumaya Price is $275 which is equivalent to ₦200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira inclusive of bank and transfer charges.)

Yes. You will be directed to fill a form and proceed to make payment to a Naira Account. Once payment has been confirmed, your login details would be sent to the email provided by you.

The course typically is 50 hours of online, live training, exercises, facilitations and videos. Participants have a period of six months from date of purchase to complete the course.

Yes. The course is self-paced, adapting principles such as spaced practice, spaced retrieval, self-reflection and interleaved practice so you can work on your own schedule. Participants have a period of six months from date of purchase to complete the course.

We always acknowledge that these lessons need to be filtered through a cultural and local lens.  Having said that, this course focuses on the mediation process —  breakdowns in human communication, how to repair relationships, how to interact productively in commercial conflict — all of which transcend borders. 

Moreover, each of the live facilitations are adapted to the Nigerian situation and facilitated by local experts with over 25 years of experience.   Led by Morenike Obi-Farinde,  students and instructors discuss how to apply the lessons to the specific legal and cultural environment in Nigeria.   

It is for this reason that EMA affiliate courses have been successfully completed by over 400 lawyers, judges and others throughout Africa.  

It is advisable that you do not miss the facilitation sessions as it offers an opportunity to interact one on one with Bruce Edwards and the facilitators and get answers directly to individual questions. However, if you are unavoidably absent, the facilitation sessions are recorded, so you can always go back to it.

Facilitations are fixed as agreed between participants and facilitators at commencement of the course.

No. This training is for all individuals who wish to work in court mediation, commercial mediation, community mediation or mediate in the workplace.

Yes, there will be role plays and coaching sessions to guide newly qualified Mediators.

You will be enrolled into the  Kiilumaya Mentorship programme and get the opportunity to Co-mediate with experienced Nigerian Mediators as Mentee as part of the mentorship programmme. 

“The Course series became even more exciting and engaging as everything approached towards the end.
I can say boldly that it has been a transformational leadership experience; not just a Course!”
IkeChukwu Unegbe
Legal practitioner and Senior lecturer in Business Law in the School of Liberal Studies, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos

Session Calendar

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