Mediation and Conflict Resolution Workshop

Title: Mediation and Conflict Resolution Workshop

Date: March 4th, 2019


  1. Introduction to terms

    1. ADR Types

      1. Mediation - Main Type

      2. Arbitration

      3. Settlements

    2. Advantages and Disadvantages of Mediation

      1. Costs

      2. Privacy

      3. Binding Effect

  2. Imam as Mediator

    1. How can an Imam get certified as a Mediator?

    2. Role of a mediator

    3. Qualifications of a mediator

    4. What types of cases should Imams avoid for mediation?

  3. The Mediation Process

    1. Basics of Mediation

      1. Preparation

      2. Set ground rules

      3. Identify appropriate parties and/or authority

      4. Ensure appropriate party is consenting to mediation process

      5. Collect narratives

      6. Private Caucus

    2. Secrets of Effective Mediation

      1. Make the parties feel heard

      2. Establish rapport and trust between Mediator and parties

      3. Encourage openness and willingness to resolve dispute during mediation

      4. Effective negotiation strategies with the parties

    3. Documentation

      1. Write the resolution and/or agreement with parties’ signatures

  4. Resources for further training

    1. AAA - American Arbitration Association

    2. JAMS - Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services

    3. American Bar Association


Trainer Bio

Imam Moujahed Bakhach,
Imam Moujahed Bakhach is an accredited family mediator and qualified arbitrator and received his certifications from the University of North Texas. Founder / Director of the: Mediation Institute of North Texas, LLC (MINT). He spent time as an Imam for the Islamic Association of Tarrant County, as well as the Islamic Center of Al-Hidayah. He received his Master’s degree in Islamic law from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. Imam Bakhach was a member of the Texas Council on Family Violence in Austin, Texas. Furthermore, he is currently a chaplain member of the correctional institution. He was a member of the Human Relations Commission (HRC) in Fort Worth, Texas for seven years. He has been a member of Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price “Faith Base Committee“.He is currently an active member of the Clergy and Peace Alliance (C.A.P.A). He is a regular lecturer about "The Islamic Law / Shari'ah "at different N. TX Universities: TCU, (Texas Christian Univ). Ft.W,  TWU (Texas Weslyan / A & M Univ.) Ft. W, and Christian Theological Seminaries in N. TX, as well many churches in Tarrant County. Imam Bakhach has written booklets and manuscripts on family issues, Ramadan, and more. He is also the founder of The Islamic Tribunal.