There are three ways to look through all the exciting upcoming ADR events:
Conflict Resolution Day is an international celebration held on the third Thursday in October every year. In Alberta, a committee of representatives from both provincial government and community dispute resolution programs work together to support and promote events across the province.
Join us at Kingsway Garden Mall for our public event to get Albertans talking about their options to work through conflict in a positive and productive way!
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Information Fair (located adjacent to the Community Room between Starbucks and Home Sense)
11:00 – 11: 30 AM – Proclamation Presentation Program
12:00 to 1:30 PM – Free Public Workshop - Defusing Conflict at Home or at Work (in the Community Room)
Join us for this 1.5 hour skills building session to learn appropriate conflict resolution skills that will prove useful in your everyday life. Conflict is a part of our daily lives. Defusing conflict has a powerful and creative effect. Handling conflict effectively is not easy. It requires effort, self-awareness and strong communication skills. This interactive training workshop will provide information and the tools to productively defuse conflict in your workplace and home. You’ll walk away feeling confident to handle conflict in a confident and efficient manner.
To register email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at http://www.conflictresolutionday.ca
October 17, 2019
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Join us at Banker's Hall in Calgary for a Pop Up Conflict Resolution Day event! Don Schapira will present at 1pm on Defusing Conflict at Work and at Home. Bring your lunch or grab a snack at the food court and come by for some networking before and after the presentation!
12:30 - 2:30
3rd Floor, across from the food court
No registration required
ADRIA Fall Networking Event
We are pleased to re-introduce our Networking events this fall with our first to be held at Central Social Hall in Edmonton in celebration of Conflict Resolution Week.
Please plan to take advantage of this networking opportunity and bring your colleagues and guests. Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar is available.
We are planning a special Calgary Networking event in November and will post details soon.
Date: October 17, 2019 (note change of date)
Location: Central Social Hall, 10909 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free. Although not mandatory, we ask that you register in order to help us know how many to expect.
Ample paid parking is available near the venue. It is situated kitty corner to the large Save-On-Foods complex on Jasper Avenue & 109th Street.
We look forward to seeing you there!
International Institute for Restorative Practices World Conference
Whether reimagining your school system, facilitating hard conversations between police and neighbors, expanding restorative justice efforts, or improving social health and well-being across a college campus, leadership is key.
Only by bringing the right people into the room, and having the right conversations, will such efforts be successful and sustainable.
This conference will feature efforts to lead positive change by bringing people together, exploring needs, building trust and collaborating creatively.
The International Institute for Restorative Practices' conferences explore the common threads for improving civil society across many disciplines. The program will consist of daily plenary sessions, dozens of dynamic breakout sessions to choose from and invaluable networking opportunities. Tracks include education, justice, family, community, workplaces and leadership.
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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 or four and assigned role-plays in which they will be either the mediator, one of the parties or in the case of groups of four, an observer.
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 at least twice. (Exact number will vary depending on the number of participants that register and some role-plays may be co-mediations.)
Each group will have a coach that will provide feedback on skill integration. The coaches will not be doing skill drills, or completing role-play evaluation forms.
The focus on these sessions is role-play practice with verbal feedback from the coaches. Participants are welcome to record their role-play (when they are the mediator) however recording devices will not be provided by ADRIA.
Millbourne Market Mall
#225, Tower 1, 3697 Millwoods Road NW
Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6
Series A: October 30, November 13 & November 27
Alternate Wednesdays, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration is only open to ADRIA members that have completed mediation training.
Registration closes two weeks in advance. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions.
Letters of completion:
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.
Payment is due at time of registration. No cancellations, refunds or series transfers. Refunds will only be issued if the class is cancelled by ADRIA.
Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
Realities of Family Law vs. The Law
For Lawyers & Paralegals/Legal Assistants
The practice of family law can be very different from the law itself. This seminar provides valuable insight into the realities of family law for lawyers and legal assistants, and key strategies and practice tips to manage the challenges. With a variety of topics, participants will learn the tips and tricks of the trade from an experienced panel. In the morning, the seminar will host lawyers and assistants in separate rooms, then come together in the afternoon for the remaining presentations.
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An ADRIA Event in partnership with FOAJ
How Not to Forget What You're Going to Learn This Afternoon
Most of what we are exposed to in training isn’t actually learned. It’s forgotten. In fact only 12% of employees apply what they learn from training to their jobs. Why is this? Well, “Learning and Development” isn’t an event. It can’t be, even though it’s generally treated that way. It’s a process. Over lunch let’s talk about what it takes to actually make use of any new material you’re exposed to.
Dr. Joel M. Rothaizer, MCC, is an executive coach and organizational consultant with extensive training and over 30 years’ experience in understanding the functioning of both organizations and the people within them. His focus is on leadership development, executive coaching and team/organizational effectiveness. He assists leaders in finding versatile styles that are more successful, authentic, and energizing. He assists teams and organizations in creating results-oriented cultures vitalized by collaboration and partnership, incorporating the alignment of clear hierarchy with the engagement and productivity of self-governing teams.
He is an Official Member of the Forbes Coaches Council and the International Coach Federation has designated him a Master Certified Coach, their highest credential. A Licensed Psychologist and Certified Business Coach, he is also on the faculty of the University of Miami Certified Professional Coach Program and Corporate Coach University, as well as a Certified Enneagram Teacher and Lectica Coach. Underpinnings of his work with his partner include Contextual Thinking (understanding behavior by first looking outside the person, rather than inside), Developmental Thinking (the different leadership “operating systems” that are increasingly more effective for dealing with complexity, ambiguity, and rapid change), Complexity, Polarity Management, Leadership Versatility, Practical Neurobiology, Living Systems and Mindfulness.
Joel assists his clients in focusing on root causes rather than on energy-sapping symptoms, and in discovering unique and elegant solutions to seemingly complex problems. His clients have included Government of Canada, Ledcor, HSBC, Exxon-Mobil, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Province of Alberta, General Electric, IBM, RBC, ADP, Dialog, Alberta Health Services, PCL, Edmonton Police Service, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Italian Centre Shop, ATCO Structures & Logistics, University of Calgary, Rehrig Pacific, New Belgium Brewing, PeopleSoft, Hagemeyer, Mellon, Wide Open West, StorageTek, Sanofi-Aventis, Ferrellgas, and Los Alamos National Labs. He and his partner, Sandra Hill, designed and for more than five years delivered the leadership effectiveness training for the top 800 leaders in the City of Edmonton. This program has some of the strongest outcome data in the world.
Buffet Royale - West, 17202 95 Ave NW, Edmonton
Please register in advance online and then pay at the door. Cash preferred. ADRIA/FOAJ member and guest rate is $25 and the non-member rate is $35.
An ADRIA Professional Development Event
The neutrality of a mediator or arbitrator is one of the core principles of both mediation and arbitration. Consequently, maintaining neutrality is an essential skill the mediator/arbitrator must master. This workshop is intended to help you understand how unconscious biases influence neutrality, learn how to raise awareness about one’s own unconscious biases and what techniques to use to interrupt biases.
· Exploration of unconscious biases
· Skills to create awareness
· Techniques to interrupt biases
Target Group: Practicing Mediators and Arbitrators
Presentation Style: Highly interactive
Materials: Handouts will be provided
Start the training with lunch and a luncheon speaker - included in your registration.
Luncheon Topic: How Not to Forget Everything You're Going to Learn This Afternoon. Presenter: Dr. Joel Rothaizer. Full luncheon details available here.
Edmonton: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (1-4pm)
Registration: 11:30 – 12:00
Luncheon speaker: 12:00 – 12:45
Training: 1:00 – 4:00
Cost: $75 members, $85 non-members. Price includes the cost of the ADR luncheon.
CEE credits: 6 points
Presenter: Georg Stratemeyer
Georg has been mediating for 20 years and teaching mediation and conflict management courses for almost as long. His experience includes mediation in areas such as workplace mediation, child protection mediation, multi-generational conflict, partnership disputes, team dysfunction, marital separations, and disruptions in Indigenous communities. Georg currently teaches conflict resolution at University of Calgary and Mount Royal University. He has a Masters Degree in Conflict Analysis and Management and published articles about mediation on his blog - georgstratemeyer.com, mediate.com and academia.edu.
Register in advance online.
So you’ve completed your National Introductory Mediation training and you are looking to enhance your mediation skills. One of the things you’ve been told is to “probe deeper”. You are still wondering exactly how to do that and which questions are most effective to accomplish that task.
In the first hour we will discuss the topic of “probing beneath the surface”. Then in the second half of the session you will be given an opportunity to practice your skills.
This session will be facilitated by Gloria Lechky
Milbourne Market Mall
#225, Tower 1
3697 Mill Woods Road NW
Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6
Online (contact "education" to request details no later than 1 day before session)
Please register even if you plan to join us online so we can gauge the number of those attending.
Registration closes one day before session.
If you are no longer planning to attend the session, you are asked to cancel ahead of time (send email to education at adralberta.com).
Sessions may be cancelled if there are insufficient registrants.
Stay tuned for details of our November luncheon. This luncheon will be in conjunction with our PD Event Unconscious Bias. You may attend our luncheon as a stand alone event, or register for the full PD Event.
Danish Canadian Club
727 - 11th Avenue SW
Please register in advance online and then pay at the door. Cash or cheque only preferred (cheques made out to the Danish Canadian Club). ADRIA/FOAJ member and guest rate is $25 and the non-member rate is $35.
Start the training with lunch and a luncheon speaker - included in your registration. Details to follow.
Calgary: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 (1-4pm)
Danish Canadian Club, 727 - 11 Ave. SW, Calgary
REAlberta Restorative Justice Association
Each year ARJA plans and hosts the Annual Restorative Justice Conference for practitioners, interested individuals and those working or interested in restorative justice. The annual conference is a great way to learn, share and network.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Join us on November 20-22, 2019 for ADRIC’s 45th AGM and Conference in Victoria BC!
Access to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes such as mediation and arbitration provides families, workplaces, businesses and communities with efficient and effective ways to resolve their disputes without the only recourse being the Courts and litigation.
The demand for ADR is growing in the justice system, in our personal and professional relationships, and in every sector of our economy.
ADRIC has spent the past year developing a new strategic plan. With that plan came a refreshed mission statement which also serves to reflect our goal for ADRIC 2019 conference attendees:
Join us on November 20-22, 2019 for ADRIC’s 45th AGM and Conference in Victoria BC.
ADRIC 2019 is bringing together Canadians and organizations to provide attendees with inspiring, innovative and interactive plenary and poster presentations, keynotes, hands-on workshops, comprehensive panel discussions and great networking opportunities.
Voice of the Child in FDR: 12 Steps VCR Reports
Debra Rodrigues, Dr. Dan Ashbourne, Dr. Kim Harris and Carolyn Leach (formerly OCL) are providing training on the VOICE OF THE CHILD: 12 STEP VCR. Learn to meet and interview children for the purpose of family dispute resolution services.
This is advanced training for mediators, parenting coordinators, family lawyers, child protection workers, arbitrators, divorce coaches.
November 21 - 23 in Toronto. Also available January 16-18 and April 2-4.
We can also provide this training in ALBERTA if there are enough people interested.
Click on the link below for more information. If you are interested in one of the other training dates, just put the dates on the registration form.
Add these skills to your practice!
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SeriesB: January 15, January 29 & February 12
You must attend all 3 sessions
November 21 - 23, 2019 in Toronto. Also available January 16-18, 2020 and April 2-4, 2020.
Your source for ADR information and expertise.Alberta's association of mediators and arbitrators.
Our main office is located in Edmonton:
#225, Tower 13697 Mill Woods Road NW Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6
Toll Free: 1-800-232-7214
Edmonton area: (780) 433-4881
Fax: (780) 433-9024