There are three ways to look through all the exciting upcoming ADR events:
An ADRIA Event
This three-session role-play practice package is for those that wish to practice their mediation skills in role-play. Participants will be placed in groups of three and assigned role-plays in which they will be either the mediator, or one of the parties. The schedule for the three-sessions will be assigned in advance and emailed to the participants. For each group there will be two role-plays per session and over the course of the three sessions, each participant will have the opportunity to mediate twice.
Each group will have a coach that will provide feedback on skill integration. These practice sessions are not intended to teach or give feedback on online mediation processes.
Registration is open to ADRIA members that have completed mediation training. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions.
Letters of completion will be emailed upon request. Full attendance of all three sessions represents 7 credit hours. Letters of completion and credit hours will only be provided to those that attend all three sessions.
*In order to participate in this format, students need to be available (without distractions) for the full 2.5 hour session. In addition, you would need a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone. Instructions and role-plays will be emailed 1 week in advance.
3 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours:
On the event registration page, you will be asked to select the time slots that you would be available. You will have the option to select mornings M-Sa (9:00-11:30), afternoons M-Sa (1:00-3:30), or evenings M-F (5:30-8:00). Once we have 3 students available for the same time slot, we will assign the groups and schedule the session. If you are available for more than one time slot, please select multiple options to increase your chance of getting into a group. Payment will be due when dates/times are confirmed.
$295 per participant. Payment will be due upon confirmation of dates/times. No refunds will be given.
The must-attend ADR conference in BC was recently cancelled due to the health concerns related to the novel coronavirus and now we moved to the online format to offer you great opportunities on professional development
Network, learn, and be on the cutting edge of ADR! The 2020 ADRBC Symposium Webinar Series will bring together a progressive, dynamic group of professionals including arbitrators, mediators, lawyers, in-house counsels, HR professionals, corporate and other users of ADR services. The eclectic line-up of speakers presenting at the 2020 ADRBC Symposium will explore a wide variety of topics related to the challenges, opportunities, new developments and the rapidly expanding role of ADR in 2020 pushed by the new circumstances imposed by Convid-19 pandemic.
The 2020 ADRBC Symposium will provide a valuable opportunity for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) professionals to interact with leading thinkers in the field, establish personal connections and discuss current issues and developments.
Individual webinars will contribute 2 CPD credits to your portfolio, with the entire series contributing 14 credits.
Webinars will be recorded and made available for those purchasing the package once they have commenced, or for those who want to view a past webinar.
You can either register for one webinar (or as many as you like) or for the whole series and get a special discount!
Click here to register
The potential for conflict is everywhere, and escalation and high conflict behaviours are almost unavoidable for many professionals working in conflict resolution. Mediators, and allied professionals, working with parties involved in potentially high conflict mediations need to understand and manage complexity, emotional intensity, and challenges that may arise during a mediation.
Using a trauma informed practice perspective, this course prepares mediators to manage aspects of high conflict mediations, including safety screening, dealing with parties experiencing poor mental health, addictions and substance use issues, strong emotions, and challenging behaviours associated with personality disorders. Mediators will be equipped with the tools to determine whether to proceed and, if so, to mediate what can be high conflict discussions.
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Hours: 14 course hours
Cost: $750 members, $775 ADRIC affiliate members (non-ADRIA, includes course material courier fee), $850 non-members
In addition to class hours/live sessions, students can expect to spend about 2 hours per week on reading and 1 hour per week on activities to prepare for live sessions
Includes: Course manual and course videos/links, access to forum, four live sessions
Requires: Full attendance and participation in all live sessions. A letter of attendance for “Understanding High Conflict” will be issued.
Pre-requisite: Students must have completed mediation training (preferably interest-based mediation). The expectation is that students are already comfortable mediating, as this course does not teach basic mediation (this is an advanced course).
Hours: 28 credit hours
Cost: $1100 members, $1125 ADRIC affiliate members (non-ADRIA, includes course material courier fee), $1300 non-members
Fulfills the requirements for the Separation and Divorce Mediation Certificate Program.
In addition to class hours/live sessions, students can expect to spend about 2 hours per week on reading and 1 hour per week on activities to prepare for live sessions.
Assignments will take approximately 8-12 additional hours – this depends on learning style and on whether you are currently practicing or just starting out. Students will also be required to participate in a 75 minute role-play.
Includes: Course manual and course videos/links, access to forum, five live sessions, one role-play, coach feedback on role-play and self-assessment assignment, marking of portfolio.
Requires: Full attendance and participation in all live sessions; completion of all assignments (self-reflection post, role-play and self-assessment, portfolio). A Certificate for “High Conflict Mediation: Managing Conflict & Complexity in Mediation” will be issued upon successful completion of this course. This course is also part of the Separation and Divorce Mediation Certificate Program.
Pre-requisite: Students must have completed interest-based mediation training. The expectation is that students are already comfortable mediating, as this course does not teach basic mediation (this is an advanced course).
Online Class (login information will be emailed prior to the first class)
*This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must to be available from 1:00 to 4:00 each session without distraction during class time. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone.
Option 1 dates: June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14
Attendance for all sessions is mandatory
Option 2 dates: June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, August 11
Class Times: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: June 9, 2020
Pre-Course: Once you have signed the confidentiality agreement, the materials will be sent to you, and you will also be given access to the course web page on adralberta.com. You can read the manual, complete the activities in the manual, watch the course videos, and do your 2 forum postings (Introduction Post and Self-Reflection Post – due 48 hours before first live session).
30 days before the start of the course or less, payment is due upon registration. Please email email@example.com if you have trouble making an online payment
An ADRIA Event in partnership with FOAJ
Getting Ready for a Virtual Hearing
The requirements of social distancing have accelerated the use of technology as an alternative to holding in person hearings. Learn practical tips for setting up and conducting a hearing using video conferencing. The virtual hearing will likely develop into one of the procedural alternatives at the disposal of an administrative decision maker. Having the flexibility and confidence to hold virtual hearings will give tribunals another way to offer cost effective and timely resolution of disputes.
Carol Zukiwski, LL.B, Q.Arb - Carol’s practice is primarily focused on assisting municipalities and the provincial assessor with property assessment complaints and appeals. Carol also serves as counsel to administrative tribunals helping them with determining a fair hearing procedure and with decision writing. She appears regularly before the Municipal Government Board, Composite Assessment Review Boards and before the Court of Queen’s Bench. Carol has been on the staff of two Boards and a member of two additional Boards. She is also an instructor with the Foundation of Administrative Justice, and is appointed to the Payment In Lieu of Taxes Federal Tribunal.
Adrian Wright, CTAJ - Adrian is a long time lawyer, adjudicator, and mediator. He worked for many years in the Northwest Territories. He now lives on the West Coast. He has adjudicated claims of sexual abuse and physical abuse involving Indian Residential School survivors in the Indian Residential Schools Independent Assessment Process as well as decided and mediated human rights complaints for the Human Rights Adjudication Panel of the Northwest Territories.
He has advised and represented:
He has decided cases, advised decision makers, and both challenged and defended administrative decisions in court. He is now both the Curriculum Development Coordinator and an instructor for the Foundation of Administrative Justice.
How to Access the Event
Zoom Webinar Access Information will be emailed out to the email address you registered with the day before the event. If you have not received this information, please check your spam folder. If you still cannot find it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the login details.
11:30 - 11:40 am - Join the webinar
11:40 am - Introductions & Announcements & Presentation
1:15 pm - End
Register by noon July 13 online. The Zoom webinar link will be emailed the day before the event.
There is no cost for this event.
Attendance at this luncheon counts for 2 CEE points towards ADRIC's designation renewal requirements, and is often accepted as one hour of training by other professional associations with continuous professional development programs.
This course will introduce students to the causes and effects of interpersonal conflict, with particular emphasis on the dynamics of conflict, conflict resolution styles and the cycle of conflict.
This course is available to ADRIA and ADRIC provincial affiliate members only.
Total Credit Hours: 40
*This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must to be available during session times listed without distraction. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone.
In addition to the group sessions, students will have approximately 3-4 hours of reading and homework per week to prep for the group sessions and role-play.
Pre-course – once you have signed the confidentiality agreement, the materials will be sent to you, and you will also be given access to the course web page on adralberta.com. You can read the manual, and begin the course work for the first group session.
Session 1, Tuesday, July 21, 9 am - 12 pm
Session 2, Wednesday, July 22, 9 am - 12 pm
Session 3, Tuesday, July 28, 9 am - 12 pm
Session 4, Wednesday, July 29, 9 am - 12 pm
Session 5, Tuesday, August 4, 9 am - 12 pm
Session 6, Wednesday, August 5, 9 am - 12 pm
Session 7, Tuesday, August 11, 9 am - 12 pm
Session 8, Wednesday, August 12, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (longer class, role-plays)
Session 9, Tuesday, August 18, 9 am - 12 pm
Session 10, Wednesday, August 19, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (longer class, role-plays)
Session 11, Tuesday, August 25, 9 am - 12 pm
Session 12, Wednesday, August 26, 9 am - 11:30 am (evaluated role-plays)
Early Bird registration (paid by July 3): $1900 + GST
Regular Registration (paid after July 3): $2000 + GST
Full payment is due 30 days before class starts.
You may register without paying up front by choosing the invoice option, up to 30 days before the start of the course .
30 days before the start of the course or less, payment is due upon registration.
Students can choose to take the one-day Restorative Justice course, the two-day Peacemaking Circles course, or take both (Restorative Practices).
Part 1 - Restorative Justice
This one-day introduction to Restorative Justice and its application in the criminal justice system provides an overview of the values, goals and principles guiding victim-offender dialogue.
August 27, 2020 (Thursday)
Total Credit Hours: 7
Millbourne Market Mall
#225, Tower 1,
3697 Millwoods Road NW
Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6
Instructor: Joanne Munro
Class Times: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Recommended Reading: The Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr
Part 2 - Peacemaking Circles
This two-day training will provide participants with an overview of how peacemaking circles are being used in a wide variety of settings to restore workplaces, families, faith groups, schools and non-profit organizations, to name just a few. Participants will learn how to design proactive and responsive circles and will have the opportunity to co-facilitate a circle.
August 28 & 29, 2020 (Friday-Saturday)
Total Credit Hours: 14
Recommended Reading: The Little Book of Circle Processes by Kay Pranis
Online 3 course series – September 10, September 17 & September 24, 2020 (11:30am - 1:00pm ADT)
ADR Atlantic Institute offers this professional development series consisting of three webinar modules dealing with best practices and practical steps in conducting workplace investigations.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: ADR practitioners, Human Resources Professionals, Managers, Supervisors, Business Owners and Union Representatives.
OVERVIEW OF THE TRAINING: These sessions give you a solid foundation and practical step-by-step guidance on the major practical considerations from the point of being retained as an investigator through delivery of your investigation report.
Register for this series to develop your investigation skills. Here's what is covered:
Module 1 – September 10, 11:30am - 1:00pm (ADT)
Preliminary matters – everything from the call to become engaged as an investigator to developing your investigation strategy
• How to determine whether an investigation is necessary; What are the roles of the complainant and respondent; How to communicate with the parties in the investigation; What is your role as an investigator; the union’s or lawyer’s roles; Developing your plan based on the allegations
Module 2 – September 17, 11:30am - 1:00pm (ADT)
Interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence
• Setting up initial meetings with parties; Dealing with emotional or health concerns; Location; Who are the witnesses that you need to interview; What to disclose to a witness; Questioning: trust and rapport; Focus on issues; Obtaining all additional relevant evidence
Module 3 – September 24, 11:30am - 1:00pm (ADT)
Assessing the evidence and delivering the report
• Reviewing the evidence; Your evidence chart; Assessing credibility; The report’s scope – whether to include recommendations; The report’s structure; What to do with the file after the investigation; Practical considerations such as costs and getting paid
Earn 9 CEE points for ADRIC C.Med and Q.Med designation holders.
Download the Flyer and share it with your colleagues that might be interested, and they can register as well.
Prepare for the New Wave of
This program combines a three day assessments offering with a three day workplace restoration component. Enroll and better equip yourself to practice workplace conflict management in all its varieties.
Top reasons to attend:
Instructors: Blaine Donais & Michelle Phaneuf
Blaine Donais, LL.B., LL.M., C.MED., Q.ARB, PHSA, WFA, is a lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, investigator and leading expert in workplace conflict management. He is author of Workplaces That Work (2006); Engaging Unionized Employees (2010); and The Art and Science of Workplace Mediation (2014) all published by Carswell. He is president and founder of the Workplace Fairness Institute. He is an instructor of workplace conflict management at York University and University of Toronto (Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources) and acts as Visiting Lecturer at universities around the world. He is also Academic Coordinator for the York University SCS Advanced Mediation Certificate Program. He is co-chair of the ADR Institute of Ontario Chartered Mediators Regional Assessment Committee.
Michelle Phaneuf provides knowledge and experience that help today's companies manage transformational improvement in working relationships and foster a psychologically healthy environment with engaged an productive employees. By leveraging strong facilitation and coaching skills, and a mediator's toolbox of strategies and processes, Michelle can support organizations to plan and execute programs of workplace fairness.
Location: Online, 6 live webinars
*This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must to be available from 8:30 to 3:00 daily without distraction during class time. Students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone.
Class Times: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm daily
Sessions 1–3 (Assessments only)
September 23 - 25, 2020
ADRIA Members: $990
Sessions 4-6 (Workplace Restoration)
September 28 - 30, 2020
ADRIA Members: $1480
Full Package (All 6 sessions)
September 23 - 25 and 28 - 30, 2020
ADRIA Members: $2200
All amounts + GST
*There is an additional $200+GST one time certification fee for those seeking to become registered as “Workplace Fairness Analysts” with the Workplace Fairness Institute.
CEE Points: This program contains 10 Continuing Education Engagement Points per session.
Registration includes an ADRIA certificate of completion, and access to online portal of digital course materials.
Prerequisites: Mediation training is beneficial but not required
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