December 2011/January 2012: Coaching of trainers in mediation skills in the programme of DEVED - Stefan Zech and Valborg Edert
In May 2011 Valborg Edert and Stefan Zech trained 12 mediators from all over Algeria to become trainer in conflict resolution and mediation. It was a strong demand in the programme DEVED to empower the capacities of consultants of small and medium-sized enterprises: to enable them to analyse the conflicts and find a strategy to resolve the conflict – e.g. with a mediator.
In December 2011 and in January 2012 the trained mediators implemented their first trainings (6 days) for consultants on the non-violent resolution of conflict in small and medium-scale enterprises - coached by Valborg Edert and Stefan Zech implemented.
The consultants´ motivation was not only to reduce the economical costs of conflicts in the enterprises but also to contribute to non-violent relations in the Algerian civil society. The SMEs are an important part of social life on the local level. In the hierarchic relations in an Algerian SME conflicts are often solved by means of power and force. During the workshop the trainers and the consultants agreed on strategies to sensitize the responsible persons in enterprises for the opportunities of a non-violent resolution of conflicts.