Orientation Course on Peer Mediation

In our institutions like schools, colleges, etc, we often find situations when two colleagues/classmates/friends get into a situation of conflict. In many cases, they are able to resolve their differences within themselves. But there may be situations where a third-person intervention is needed. It could be a teacher, the administration, or even their common friends. When the common friend is called upon to help in resolving the differences, the common friend is essentially a peer mediator.
Peer mediation can be a powerful inbuilt mechanism of constructive conflict resolution in any educational setting- whether in schools or colleges.
To promote peer mediation and encourage its use for constructive resolution of disputes, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture is launching this Orientation Course on Peer Mediation. Gandhi Smriti is the national memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.
This course initiated by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti will take you through a journey to develop finer skills in peer mediation. It would cover the types of conflicts in educational settings, introduce peer mediation, its benefits, and the skills required to be an effective peer mediator.
It is hoped that this orientation course would be useful for students, teachers, and management alike as it is aimed to promote the philosophy of peer mediation in the overall architecture of conflict resolution in educational institutions.