About ICMC Nigeria

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Nature of the Organisation

The Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) is the professional body of practitioners in Nigeria that regulates and sets standards for the practice of Mediation and Conciliation and encourages organizations and institutions to adopt Mediation and Conciliation as the primary mechanisms for addressing disputes. ICMC also trains and certifies professional Mediators and Conciliators, and inducts them into the Institute as Associate Members (AICMC), Members (MICMC) and Fellows (FICMC).

Purpose of the Institute

The Institute of chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) is a body established in 1999 for the purpose of:

  • Training & certifying persons aspiring to be professional negotiators, mediators, conciliators and peace builders across Nigeria, and induct them into the Institute
  • Promoting, regulating and building capacity for use of mediation and conciliation as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms in the effective administration of Justice; enhance law and order and promote access to justice in Nigeria.
  • Promote integration of continuous dialogue, peace building and popular participation in policies of governance.
  • Promote peace and harmonious coexistence at home, at work and in the society at large

ICMC branches

The Institute has branches in Abuja, Enugu, Kano, Kaduna, Jos, Minna, Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Akure, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Uyo, Eket, Asaba, Abakaliki, Awka, Ado-Ekiti, Onitsha, Benin and Warri.

The Institute has branches in Abuja, Enugu, Kano, Kaduna, Jos, Minna, Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Akure, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Uyo, Eket, Asaba, Abakaliki, Awka, Ado-Ekiti, Onitsha, Benin and Warri.

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Branches:

The Institute has branches in Abuja, Enugu, Kano, Kaduna, Jos, Minna, Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Akure, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Uyo, Eket, Asaba, Abakaliki, Awka, Ado-Ekiti, Onitsha, Benin and Warri. The activities of the members are regulated and promoted through the branches. A Chairperson heads each branch and supervises the activities and organizes continuing professional development courses for members within the branch.

The activities of the members are regulated and promoted through the branches. A Chairperson heads each branch and supervises the activities and organizes continuing professional development courses for members within the branch

Mediation vs Arbitration

Mediation on the other hand, is a private, informal, voluntary dispute resolution process where a third party neutral (the Mediator) assists the disputing parties in arriving at a negotiated settlement. The Mediator builds rapport with the parties and empowers them to resolve their dispute using their own resources. Mediation is based on the principle of self-determination. The Mediator does not impose his/her opinion on the disputing parties. Because it is party-driven, the parties are more likely to abide by the terms of settlement at the end of the process.

  • Easily accessible to private, public and commercial consumers
  • Reduces case dockets of judges in civil matters and decongests the courts.
  • Reduces monetary cost of resolving disputes
  • Saves enormous time spent in litigation and court adjournment
  • Encourages resolution suited to parties needs
  • Promotes accommodation and tolerance
  • Promotes peace and harmonious coexistence in the society
  • Encourages foreign investment

Principlal Officers of ICMC

Emeka J.P Obegolu

President

Margaret Nwagbo

1st Deputy President

Ayibaemi K Fashola

2nd Deputy President

Segun Ogunyannwo

Registrar

Aisha Ado Abdullahi

Deputy Registrar

Llyod Duru

VP Exams & Records

Benjamin Juwe

VP Finance

Aminu A. Bello

VP Cont. Professional Development

Chidy Martins

VP Marketing

Irene Corson FICMC

Finance & Admin Manager

Chisom Udennaka AICMC

Exams Officer

Chimdimma Onyedebelu MICMC, MCIArb (UK)

Head, Training, Communications, Marketing & Member Services Special Assistant to the President

Mercy Onahi Akpor

Assistant Training & Marketing Officer

George P. Okoh, AICMC

Records Officer

Structure of the Institute

The Institute currently has the following structure:

  • The General Body
  • The Governing Council
  • The Board of Trustees
  • The Executive Committee
  • The Registry
  • Training Faculty
  • Branches

Benefits

Our economy will certainly thrive when business owners can reduce the amount spent on avoidable and end-less litigations. Our courts are usually overloaded.Court procedure is very formal and technical leaving parties exhausted, embittered and often impoverished. It is best suited for ONLY criminal, constitutional and other rights-based issues. On the other hand, mediation, conciliation and arbitration are the major ADR mechanisms for the effective administration of Justice and amicable dispute resolution. Yes, mediation skills are life-skills for building and sustaining relationships. People with the skills help in promoting peace and harmonious coexistence at work, at home and in the society at large. These are trying times for our nation, Nigeria. Undoubtedly, the need for Mediation in our present dispensation in harmonizing different and divergent views cannot be over-emphasized. Mediation can be used for speedy resolution of civil, commercial, industrial, communal and political disputes. With a vision and goal of promoting the training of all stakeholders in Mediation and Conciliation skills and regulating the practice in Nigeria, the Institute is very well position to bring these laudable objectives to fruition..

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Training the People that Build & Sustain Relationships