Ayo Ayoola-Amale is the Lead, First Conflict Resolution Services, a Certified Conflict Resolution Consultant and Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants. She has been working professionally in the field of law, conflict resolution, mediation, and peacebuilding and has had experience working as a workplace, family, and community mediator. She has also worked in community development and community relations as a trainer, certified mediator, facilitator, peacemaker, and peacebuilder mediating, designing curriculum and facilitating training, engaging with executives, academics, teams, young people in schools and youth organizations and community groups. She works as a conflict coach and facilitator helping people understand the process of reaching their potential and preparing for mediation processes. As a skilled conflict resolution practitioner, Ayo’s services include facilitation of workshops, trainings on mediation, conflict resolution, conflict sensitivity, peace education, nonviolent conflict transformation, community dialogue, effective communication, intercultural communication, and self-awareness.
Ayo has lectured on mediation, conflict theory and effective communication, and law in graduate and undergraduate classes nationally and internationally and was a module leader and head of Law at the King’s University London Met Law programme and other law faculties in Ghana, Senegal, and Nigeria. She has been a member of the Ombuds team of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) and a Facilitator, International Peace Training Institute. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, and an Accredited Member of Femwise Africa for the AU.
Peace-making and peacebuilding is a lifetime commitment for her and she remains dedicated to speaking out and taking action. She believes that Peace is a Human Right and a culture that we build by educating young people. She frequently uses Poetry, Art, and Storytelling for peace and sees creativity as the power to act, generate new ideas, and evaluate them effectively. Through that creativity, conflict can be handled in a non-violent, empathetic way in post-conflict reconstruction, peacebuilding, and reconciliation.