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Training Programme for Mediation


16 Jun 2014 - 20 Jun 2014



RSPO will be organising a 5-day mediation training in collaboration with the Malaysian Mediation Centre (MMC). It is an intensive programme aimed at training individuals who are interested to become Certified Mediators. This training programme will be tailor-made to RSPO’s perspectives. To make it even more relevant to RSPO, references will be made to the RSPO’s Principles and Criteria (P&C), in particular P&C 2.2, 2.3, 6.4, 7.3, 7.5, 7.6.

What participants can learn

Participants will also be engaged in role plays which would be useful in learning and understanding the practical aspects of mediation and conflict resolution. Among the skills thought to the participants would be:

  • The basis of interest-based facilitative mediation
  • Communication skills and approaches to understanding, managing and resolving conflicts
  • How to approach legal and ethical considerations and insights into how to manage power imbalances

Such mediations skills can be used within the workplace as well as in all aspects of management of the plantation business and fulfilment of RSPO Principles and Criteria.

Participants should expect to be assessed at the end of the course and will be certified as a Mediator by MMC provided they have attended 40 full hours of the training.


The training will be held as follows:

Date: 16 – 20 June 2014

Venue: Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

To ensure effective and maximum contact with trainers and coaches, the maximum number of participants is limited to 24 pax only.

Training Fee and other costs 

RSPO will pay only the training fees. Participants are required to make their own travelling and accommodation arrangements. 


Who should attend?

Anyone who wishes to be certified as a Mediator and to provide mediation services to the oil palm industry. 


Registration and Closing Date

Interested individuals or member companies are requested to fill up the registration details below and email it to Rahayu Zulkifli (rahayu.zulkifli@rspo.org) on or before 15 May 2014.