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Our Activities.
The Institute’s core focus is in the area of professional training and practical Arbitral skills development. This is delivered by means of seminars and workshops for practicing and potential Arbitrators. Participants benefit from a range of interactive exercises, cases, class discussions and practical training session of the moot Arbitration to get practical experience on the Arbitral procedure.
Some of its offerings include:
The Mediation Training Programme:
The Mediation Training Programme (MEDTP) focuses on the practicality, processes and principles of negotiating settlements and ADR.
This Programme is a two day intensive training designed for professionals interested in acquiring technical conflict management skills.
At the end of the MEDTP, participants will be expected to demonstrate an in-depth appreciation of the mediation processes and features as well as abilities required for effective mediation practice.
Conventional Associates Training Programme:
The Conventional Associate Training Programme – (CATP) is for all professionals irrespective of their field of discipline, who intend to practice Arbitration as Associates of the AICA.
The programme is a two day training that offers guidelines on the emerging trends in Arbitral proceedings and other modern dispute resolution mechanisms. It uses a variety of teaching formats, emphasizes participant participation in the learning process, and provides opportunities for participants to understand the practice of Arbitration and other forms of ADR.
At the end of the programme, the participants are assessed through a written examination on the lessons learnt in the classroom.
Fast Track Associate Training Programme:
The Fast Track Associate Training Programme- (FTAP) is a training programme for very busy executives and top government officials who intend being part of the Arbitration and ADR world, but is not able to take part in the three days for its training and examination.
The programme is a one day intensive practical training course on Arbitration and other forms of ADR.
At the end of the programme, assessment of the participants will be assessed by a Peer review.
Membership Training Programme:
The Membership Training Programme (MEMTP) is for Associate members of the Institute of five years standing. The applicant in order to qualify for this training will show proof of having been up to date with payment of his Annual dues. He thereafter attends the ‘Upgrade Training Programme’.
Fast Track Fellowship Training Programme:
The ‘Fast Track Fellowship Programme’ – (FTFP) is a training programme for seasoned professionals who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields and who are interested in practising Arbitration as Fellows of the Institute. They must also have carved a niche for themselves in the practice of Arbitration and other forms of ADR.
It is a one -day practical training programme on Arbitration and other forms of ADR.
The training programme takes participants through the basic principles of Arbitration proceedings and other forms of ADR. It provides them the opportunity to acquire international best practice mechanism as it highlights practice of Arbitration and ADR in other jurisdictions by giving a comparative study of these practices/procedures.
The programme looks at the intricacies involved in the writing of awards, directions and orders. Topics treated include the emerging forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, such as Negotiation, Mediation, Conciliation etc.
At the end of the programme, assessment of the participants will be by a Peer review.
Before qualifying to participate in this programme, candidates are required to submit evidences of having been part of at least two Arbitration or ADR proceedings and /or have written any article(s) or book(s) on Arbitration and other Forms of ADR.
Conversion Training Courses for Members of other Arbitration Bodies:

  • The Conversion training programme is basically for members of other Arbitration
    bodies who wish to become members of the AICA. The Institute trains Associate or those on Membership cadre of other Arbitration bodies who wish to become Associate members of AICA.
  • The Institute trains Associate or those on Membership cadre of other
    Arbitration bodies who wish to become Fellows of AICA.
  • The Institute also organize trainings for Fellows of other
    Arbitration bodies who wish to become Fellows of AICA.
    At the end of the training, the participants are assessed by a ‘take home
    The Institute organises seminars, workshops and symposia to expose practitioners and intending practitioners to the need to promote Alternative Dispute Resolution as well as highlight its commercial and ecomomic benefits to the development of a nation. These programmes are held every quarter in the year.
    Annual Conference on Arbitration/ADR:
    Through its Annual Conference, the Institute brings together experts in arbtration and ADRs to discuss national and global trends with an aim to proffering solutions to some challenges in the field. It is held once a year and is open to all professionals.
    Investiture of New Members/Award Ceremony:
    New members that have met and satisfied the requirement for administration and development of Arbitration and ADR are inducted in a unique and celebrated event, which culminates the Institute’s calender year.

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