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If you have any questions, contact education@adralberta.com for more information.
Viewing the virtual luncheons count 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.

Course Calendar

    • Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    • 5:30 PM (MST)
    • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • online
    • 3

    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).

    *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. 


    Location:

    online


    Dates:

    Series I: February 24, March 10, March 24, 2021

    Alternate Wednesdays, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


    Registration:

    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:

    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.

    • Friday, February 26, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MST)
    • Online

    International Family Disputes and Mediation: A Family Mediation Canada Webinar

    Friday, February 26, 2021, 2pm Eastern, for one hour

    This webinar will give a brief introduction to the scope and applicability of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.  The session will explore when and how mediation can be an appropriate tool for international family disputes. The session will address how practicing family mediators can assist with prevention and briefly touch on relocation issues.

    FMC Members $69;     Non-members $79



    • Wednesday, March 03, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (MST)
    • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    • 0


    This nationally accredited Mediation program is designed to prepare learners to effectively facilitate the understanding-based approach to resolve disputes.

    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 during session times listed without distraction. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone. 

    Week 1:

    Session 1,  Wednesday, March 3, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 2,  Thursday, March 4, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Week 2:

    Session 3,  Wednesday, March 10, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 4,  Thursday, March 11, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Week 3:

    Session 5,  Wednesday, March 17, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 6,  ThursdayMarch 18, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Week 4:

    Session 7,  Wednesday, March 24, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 8,  ThursdayMarch 25, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

    Week 5:

    Session 9,  Wednesday, April 7, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 10, Thursday, April 8, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

    Week 6:

    Session 11,  Wednesday, April 14, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 12,  Thursday, April 15, 8:30 am - 11:30 am 

    Attendance for all classes is mandatory

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    Location
    Online

    Instructor:  Joanne Munro

    Prerequisites:  Communications in ADR

    Ask us about how this course could meet  CPD requirements for CPHR Alberta.  

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    You may register without paying up front by choosing the invoice option, up to 30 days before the start of the course .

    Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full, full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot.


    • Wednesday, March 03, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (MST)
    • ONLINE
    • 9
    Register


    An ADRIA Event


    Pre-Mediation and Preparation: Increasing the Likelihood of a Successful Mediation

    In the month of March we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Knowing that we can't count on the luck o' the Irish, what can be done to increase the likelihood of a successful mediation? Join Anita Veldhuisen-Slomp, Q.Med for a conversation about pre-mediation and preparation.

    Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

    This session will be ONLINE ONLY 

    Registration closes one day before session

    You will receive an email with login details prior to the session (contact education@adralberta.com to request details no later than 1 day before session if you do not receive this information).

    If you are no longer planning to attend the session, you are asked to cancel ahead of time (send email to education@adralberta.com).

    Sessions may be cancelled if there are insufficient registrants.


    • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (MST)
    • Online Event
    • 464
    Register


    An ADRIA Event in partnership with FOAJ


    Changes to the Divorce Act and ADR


    Lunch and Learn

    Wednesday March 10, 2021


    Join us for a panel discussion regarding the changes to the Divorce Act, what it means to ADR, to families and you.


    Panelists: 

    Diana Lowe, QC 

    Sharon Crooks, President AFMS

    Hon. Justice Andrea Moen (frmr)

    Moderator:  Don Schapira, QMed



    Diana Lowe, QC

    Diana Lowe, QC is a lawyer with 35 years of experience which includes legal practice, research and reform of the civil and family justice systems in Canada, and most recently as Executive Counsel to the Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. Diana recently retired from the Court and established a consulting practice - “Re-imagining Justice”. She continues to support the Reforming the Family Justice System (RFJS) initiative in Alberta, and also works with other jurisdictions interested in justice system transformation.

    The RFJS is a multi-year, multi-sector collaboration, designed to effect system-wide change in the family justice system in Alberta, based on brain science and Adverse Childhood Experiences. The RFJS is seeking to shift the focus in family justice matters away from adversarial, legal responses, to making supports available to assist families with the social, relationship, parenting and financial issues that arise in family matters. The outcome collaborators are seeking is family well-being, which they define as “Helping Families Thrive”.

    Sharon Crooks, President AFMS

    (More info to come)

    Hon. Justice Andrea Moen (frmr)

    (More Info to come)


    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 membership@adralberta.com and we will send you the login details.


    Luncheon Agenda:

    11:30 - 11:35 am - Join the webinar

    11:35 am - Introductions & Announcements & Presentation

    1:00 pm - End


    Registration

    Register by 4pm Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 the day before the event.


    Cost

    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.




    • Thursday, March 11, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (MST)
    • Online

    What’s Unique about the Transformative Model of Conflict Intervention?

    A 2-hour webinar presented by Robert A. Baruch Bush, J.D

    Thursday, March 11, 2021
    11:30am - 1:30pm Eastern*

    *(this is a time change from the original)
    FMC Members $105
    Non-members $115

    This 2-hour webinar will identify and discuss three ways in which the transformative model is unique and different from other approaches to intervention.  First, the model is theory-based – that is, it articulates the theory of both conflict and human nature that underlies the model.  Second, the model is focused on “interaction, not transaction” – that is, it sees the primary goal of intervention as supporting positive interaction rather than solving problems that arise in transactions.  Third, the model privileges party agency and self-determination in all aspects of the intervention process – that is, it is a fully client-driven approach to intervention.  These three core aspects of transformative intervention will be explained and illustrated.  Time will be afforded for questions after the main presentation.
     

    Robert A. Baruch Bush, J.D., is the Rains Distinguished Professor of ADR Law at the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University where he teaches courses on mediation, ADR and other subjects. He has practiced, taught and written about conflict resolution and mediation for over thirty-five years.  Professor Bush is the author of five books and over thirty articles and chapters on mediation and ADR; his work is widely cited by other scholars and excerpted in many major texts.  He has lectured and conducted training all over the U.S. and Europe and led the team that helped the U.S. Postal Service design a nationwide program for mediating workplace conflicts.  Bush is Co-Founder and Board Member of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT), a nonprofit think-tank devoted to developing resources on the transformative approach to conflict and intervention. Together with Joseph P. Folger, he co-authored The Promise of Mediation (1994, 2d ed. 2005), a book that has been called one of the most influential works on mediation in the last decade.
     

    <<Full brochure and registration here>>


    per Webinar



    • Wednesday, April 07, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 15
    Register


    An ADRIA Event


    Mindfulness Meditation for Mediators

    Self-care and professional development are perennial concerns for mediators. Mindfulness meditation can be an effective tool to enhance both.  In study after study practitioners of mindfulness have been shown to experience less stress and a lessening of anxiety, hostility and depression. Improved mood and a lowered reactivity to disturbing stimuli, both external and internal, have been demonstrated. The practice of mindfulness directly cultivates many other qualities and skills usually enumerated as essential in a mediator. Some of these are calmness, centeredness or groundedness, the ability to be present in the moment, and the ability to pay attention intently and non-judgmentally. 

    In this session we will explore the many benefits of mindfulness for mediators and learn this simple technique which, like mediation itself, only deepens the more it is practised. The facilitator Mark Donovan, C.Med, has both an academic background in Buddhist studies and long familiarity with the practice of meditation. 

    Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

    This session will be ONLINE ONLY 

    Registration closes one day before session

    You will receive an email with login details prior to the session (contact education@adralberta.com to request details no later than 1 day before session if you do not receive this information).

    If you are no longer planning to attend the session, you are asked to cancel ahead of time (send email to education@adralberta.com).

    Sessions may be cancelled if there are insufficient registrants.


    • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online Event
    • 468
    Register


    An ADRIA Event in partnership with FOAJ


    Fairness in Arbitration & Mediation:  A Personal Perspective

    Lunch and Learn

    Wednesday, April 14th, 2021


    Whether you are a mediator or an adjudicator, fairness is a very important characteristic to maintain.  But what exactly does this entail? 

    In this presentation, I will suggest some simple rules to follow when mediating or adjudicating disputes between various parties. 

    These include formalistic legal rules, such as not being biased, giving proper notice to each side, and allowing each side to present and be heard as well as informal rules that will assist in getting the buy-in from each of the parties involved. 





    Moin A. Yahya


    Moin A. Yahya is a Professor of Law at the University of Alberta.  He is a current member of the Alberta Human Rights Commission and a past member of the Alberta Utilities Commission.   He has taught Administrative Law, Criminal Law, and Constitutional Law among other courses.


    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 membership@adralberta.com and we will send you the login details.


    Luncheon Agenda:

    11:30 - 11:35 am - Join the webinar

    11:35 am - Introductions & Announcements & Presentation

    1:00 pm - End


    Registration

    Register by April 13th - 4pm -  the day before the event.


    Cost

    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.




    • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    • 5:30 PM (MDT)
    • Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • online
    • 7
    Register

    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).

    *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. 


    Location:

    online


    Dates:

    Series J: April 14, April 28,  May 12, 2021

    Alternate Wednesdays, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


    Registration:

    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:

    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.

    • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (MDT)
    • Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    • 11:30 AM (MDT)
    • Online
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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. Non-ADRIA affiliate members, please email education@adralberta.com to register.

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    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 during session times listed without distraction. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone. 

    Instructor:  Joanne Munro

    Prerequisites: none

    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.  

    Week 1:

    Session 1,  Tuesday, April 20, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 2,  Wednesday, April 21, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Week 2:

    Session 3,  Tuesday, April 27, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 4,  Wednesday, April 28, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Week 3:

    Session 5,  Tuesday, May 4, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 6,  Wednesday, May 5, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Week 4:

    Session 7,  Tuesday, May 11, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 8,  Wednesday, May 12, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (longer class, role-plays)

    Week 5:

    Session 9,  Tuesday, May 18, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 10, Wednesday, May 19, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (longer class, role-plays)

    Week 6:

    Session 11,  Tuesday, May 25, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 12,  Wednesday, May 26, 8:30 am - 11:30 am (evaluated role-plays)


    Course Costs:


    Early Bird Registration (until March 20th): $2100 + GST

    Regular Registration (after March 20th): $2200 + GST



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    Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full,  full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot. 

    • Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

             

    Wellness Workshop II – Full-Day Workshop on Health and Well-being of ADR Practitioners

    This is a full-day workshop focused on the health and well-being
    of dispute resolution practitioners that includes an interactive and practical focus on their mental health and wellness.

    This workshop features a series of tips and real-life strategies on coping with the difficulties and isolation of private practice as a mediator, arbitrator, adjudicator, investigator, facilitator and coach.

    Everyone practicing dispute resolution in some capacity,
    whether experienced, new or aspiring to do so should attend this unique program as it focuses upon aspects of practice that are not taught in training programs or given enough consideration. (Rarely does this topic receive the sole focus this workshop offers.).

    To find out more about the speakers, topics and learning
    objections, view the full flyer at: www.adr-ontario.ca/wellness2021     

    Speakers:

    Marc Bhalla, LL.M. (DR), C.Med, Q.Arb, MCIArb

    Cinnie Noble, C.Med, PCC, LLM (ADR)

    Jessie Gomberg, BA, MA, LLM

    Joan Cass, MSW, RSW, Q.Med

    Mitchell Rose, LLB, C.Med


    • Wednesday, May 05, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    • 14
    Register

    An ADRIA Public Offering



    One of the most challenging and potentially uncomfortable responsibilities for those who deal with the public is dealing with individuals who exhibit anger or resistance. By following a few simple techniques, you can usually defuse tense situations without incident.

    This course is designed to build an understanding of anger and defusing techniques students can use in their personal and professional lives. Students will practice active listening skills and assertive expression aimed at defusing difficult situations in this interactive course.

    OBJECTIVES:

    This workshop will help you understand the dynamics of anger and will provide you with the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills to verbally defuse situations.

    • Understand the dynamics of anger
    • Reduce the stress level of handling these situations
    • Gain confidence in handling difficult situations
    • Practice defusing difficult and demanding situations
    • Learn communication and assertiveness skills for defusing tense situations
    • Learn verbal/non-verbal techniques for de-escalating anger, hostility and resistance

    OUTCOMES:
    Research shows that when people feel confident in the skills and abilities to deal with a problem, they are more likely to deal with the problem. Confronting angry people can be deeply uncomfortable, but t ignoring conflict and anger can lead to escalation and even violence. When people learn about anger and have techniques in their toolbelt, they may become effective interveners when tempers flare.

    • Practice and apply key concepts from the start of the course, Students will leave the course feeling able to start applying their new skills.
    • Gain techniques for dealing with anger and defusing situations in non-violent, non-physical ways. 
    • Gain a sense of self-efficacy to defuse anger and hostility.
    • Develop your interpersonal skills and add to your professional repertoire. 
    This course is suitable for a wide range of groups, such as parents, teens, teachers, nurses, doctors, trades people, managers and supervisors, boards, committees, coaches, teams, etc.

    This course is also available as private training. 

    DATE:

    May 5 (9:00 - 12:00)


    COST:

    Early Bird Registration (until April 5th): $185 + GST

    Regular Registration (after April 5th): $210 + GST


    DETAILS:
    This course may be eligible for the 
    Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) if taken in combination with other courses (CAJG approved courses or combination of courses must be 21 hours in length). Please consult the CAJG website.


    * This course is not designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Mediation. For more information on ADRIA's Mediation training, please click here first, or contact education@adralberta.com.


    • Wednesday, May 05, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 31
    Register


    An ADRIA Event


    Agreements to Mediate

    Facilitator: Tammy Borowiecki, C.Med, Q.Arb

    More details to follow.

    Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

    This session will be ONLINE ONLY 

    Registration closes one day before session

    You will receive an email with login details prior to the session (contact education@adralberta.com to request details no later than 1 day before session if you do not receive this information).

    If you are no longer planning to attend the session, you are asked to cancel ahead of time (send email to education@adralberta.com).

    Sessions may be cancelled if there are insufficient registrants.


    • Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, May 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online
             

    NEW ADRIC ONLINE COURSE

    Med-Arb Foundational Workshop

    Med-Arb is becoming an increasingly popular way to resolve disputes. It can be designed to resolve disputes most typically encountered efficiently, effectively and fairly in everyday personal and commercial matters including disputes involving both lower and higher monetary amounts and disputes where relationships are of lesser or greater importance. It can be used in family disputes, commercial disputes, partnership disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, condominium disputes, and many others.

    When designed and conducted appropriately, integrated med-arb can be highly client-centric, fair, effective, and satisfying. On the other hand, if it is inappropriately designed or conducted, it can lead to confusion, frustration, and litigation.

    This med-arb workshop, delivered by Colm Brannigan and Richard Moore, both highly experienced dispute resolution professionals, is an intensive three-day practical immersion in the knowledge and competencies required to run a fair, effective and efficient med-arb process.

    Participants will explore where med-arb fits in to the overall conflict management continuum, how it compares to other dispute resolution processes such as mediation, arbitration, and litigation, and when its use is appropriate.

    Participants will be given a solid theoretical understanding of med-arb and the practical skills and tools to confidently conduct efficient, effective, and fair med-arb hearings.

    Topics covered include: an overview of the med-arb process, the benefits, and challenges of the process, standards of conduct and ethical issues related to the process, the negotiation and drafting of the med-arb agreement, developing a reflective practice, transitioning from mediation to arbitration, how arbitrators make decisions, award writing, and practical professional considerations for the med-arbitrator.

    The workshop will take place in a positive and supportive learning environment using interactive adult teaching methods. All participants will be given opportunities to practice as a med-arbitrator at various stages throughout the med-arb process. Teaching methodologies include short lectures, case studies, demonstrations, small group discussions, interactive exercises, and role plays followed by constructive feedback.

    Whether this is your first foray into the world of Med-Arb or you are well versed in it, you will be able to enhance your practice by taking this unique program which will fulfill the education requirements for the new ADRIC C.Med-Arb designation.

    Who should take this workshop? The workshop will be of interest to practitioners with a wide variety of subject matter expertise including mediators, lawyers, arbitrators, tribunal members and those supporting them, internal conflict management program participants, and anyone wanting to seriously enhance their conflict management and med-arb knowledge and skills.

    Format:  This course will be presented online, through Zoom.

    Required equipment:  The program will be presented through in modules. Attendees need a computer, tablet or phone, an internet connection (wired recommended), a microphone and video camera to be seen or to participate by audio or video.

    Professional Development Accreditation:

    • ADRIC Continuing Education & Engagement (CEE) points:  34
    • Law Society of British Columbia: 10 hours
    • Law Society of New Brunswick: 17 hours
    • Law Society of Saskatchewan: 15.5 hours including 1 Ethics hour
    •  CPD accreditation pending from all Law Societies across Canada

    Dates:

    Day 1:  Tuesday, May 11, 2021     Noon to 6:00 pm ET

    Day 2:  Wednesday, May 12, 2021         Noon to 6:00 pm ET

    Day 3:  Thursday, May 13, 2021              Noon to 5:00 pm ET

    Registration Rates:

    Members: $1200          Non-Members: $1350          applicable taxes extra

    Limited space:  REGISTER NOW!

    Registration deadline: Thursday May 6th at 11:59 pm ET.

    Waiting list:  If registration is full and you would like to be considered for a spot if there is a cancellation, please copy and paste this line to admin@adric.ca

    If there is a cancellation we will send a message to the first person on the waiting list; who will need to respond within 2 hours, in which case we will confirm. If if we do not hear from that person, we will move on to offer it to the next on the waiting list.

    Note:  This course will be presented in English.  We hope to be able to offer this training in French in the new year.  Anyone experienced in Med-Arb and in Adult training and interested to be an instructor, please send a message to admin@adric.ca. We will be in touch in the new year.

     

    Instructors:

    Colm Brannigan, FCIArb, C.Med, C.Arb, Brannigan ADR

     

     

     

    Richard Moore, C.Arb, C.Med, MDR Associates

     

     

     

    CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you must cancel, notice must be received in writing.  All refund requests received up to one week prior to the date of the webinar will receive a refund less a 5% administrative fee. Notice must be received NO LATER THAN 11:59pm ET THREE DAYS PRIOR to the date of the webinar to receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee unless we are able to find a replacement for your spot, in which case you will receive a refund less 10% admin fee. We regret there are no refunds available after that point.


    • Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    • 15
    Register

    An ADRIA Public Offering



    Conflict is everywhere. Whether we think we are always stuck in the mud or able to rise above all the drama, we could all use some tips to better understand conflict.  When we understand conflict (what it is, its value, where it comes from, and tools available), we are better equipped to do something about it and approach it more confidently.  Understanding conflict may seem like “common sense”, but if that were the case we would all be much better at mitigating and managing it. Research shows that humans are less likely to deal with difficult topics they do not feel knowledgeable about.  By building a knowledge base, students will gain a sense of self-efficacy to take the plunge and experience the joys of approaching conflict with confidence.

    Whether you are a professional, in the trades, or in the service industry this course will help develop your interpersonal skills and add to your professional repertoire. This course is suitable for parents, teens, managers and supervisors, boards, committees, and teams.

    OBJECTIVES:

    his interactive course is designed to introduce students to basic conflict concepts, including:

    • what is conflict,
    • the value of conflict,
    • what contributes to conflict,
    • roles in conflict,
    • key components of conflict,
    • transforming conflict into something solvable,
    • and basic takeaways for managing conflict when it inevitably arises.

      OUTCOMES:

      This course is designed to introduce students to new ways of looking at conflict.  With these new understandings, students will be able to approach conflict more confidently and effectively.  Students will have easy-to-use tools that apply to a wide range of conflict situations. 

      This course is also available as private training.

      DATES:

      May 11 & 12 (9:00 -12:00)


      COST:

      Regular Registration (after April 11th): $395 + GST



      INSTRUCTOR: TBA


      DETAILS:
      This course may be eligible for the 
      Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) if taken in combination with other courses (CAJG approved courses or combination of courses must be 21 hours in length). Please consult the CAJG website.



      * This course is not designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Mediation. For more information on ADRIA's Mediation training, please click here first, or contact education@adralberta.com.


      • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
      • 9:00 AM (MDT)
      • Wednesday, May 19, 2021
      • 12:00 PM (MDT)
      • Online
      • 15
      Register

      An ADRIA Public Offering



      Many people confound assertive expression with being aggressive. But this is not the case. Being assertive is about expressing your rights and needs without hindering the rights and needs of others.

      The ability to be assertive, for many, takes practice. But it is practice that is well worth it.

      Assertive communication is about respect for yourself and for those around you with whom you communicate – it shows that you believe what you have to say is important, that you trust them enough to tell them what you need, as well as that you trust them to be able to hear what you have to say. 

      OBJECTIVES:

      This course is designed to give you greater confidence and skill in asserting your ideas, thoughts, and needs.

      • Learn to identify what you really need and then to ask for it.
      • Learn the principles and benefits of Assertive Expression
      • Practice “I Language”, Behaviour Description, as well as giving and receiving feedback in low-stakes and high stakes situations
      • Learn new tools for self-disclosure to balance out conflict conversations and to keep conversations productive
      • Understand the role of anger in conflict and how to use and defuse it

        OUTCOMES:

        Students will have more skills for using assertive communication effectively and will be more confident using these skills in their daily lives, as well as in conflict.  Students will have opportunities to practice skills in ways that give them flexibility for use in their lives.

        This course is also available as private training.

        DATES:

        May 18 & 19 (9:00 -12:00)


        COST:

        Regular Registration (after April 18th): $395 + GST



        INSTRUCTOR: TBA


        DETAILS:
        This course may be eligible for the 
        Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) if taken in combination with other courses (CAJG approved courses or combination of courses must be 21 hours in length). Please consult the CAJG website.



        * This course is not designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Mediation. For more information on ADRIA's Mediation training, please click here first, or contact education@adralberta.com.


        • Tuesday, May 25, 2021
        • 8:30 AM (MDT)
        • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
        • 11:30 AM (MDT)
        • Online
        • 12
        Register

        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. Non-ADRIA affiliate members, please email education@adralberta.com to register.

        Total Credit Hours: 40

        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 during session times listed without distraction. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone. 

        Instructor:  Marne Turnbull

        Prerequisites: none

        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.  

        Week 1:

        Session 1,  Tuesday, May 25, 8:30 am - 12 pm

        Session 2,  Wednesday, May 26, 8:30 am - 12 pm

        Week 2:

        Session 3,  Tuesday, June 1, 8:30 am - 12 pm

        Session 4,  Wednesday, June 2, 8:30 am - 12 pm

        Week 3:

        Session 5,  Tuesday, June 8, 8:30 am - 12 pm

        Session 6,  Wednesday, June 9, 8:30 am - 12 pm

        Week 4:

        Session 7,  Tuesday, June 15, 8:30 am - 12 pm

        Session 8,  Wednesday, June 16, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (longer class, role-plays)

        Week 5:

        Session 9,  Tuesday, June 22, 8:30 am - 12 pm

        Session 10, Wednesday, June 23, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (longer class, role-plays)

        Week 6:

        Session 11,  Tuesday, June 29, 8:30 am - 12 pm

        Session 12,  Wednesday, June 30, 8:30 am - 11:30 am (evaluated role-plays)


        Course Costs:


        Early Bird Registration (until April 25th): $2100 + GST

        Regular Registration (after April 25th): $2200 + GST



        _________________________________________________________________

        Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full,  full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot. 

        • Tuesday, June 01, 2021
        • 9:00 AM (MDT)
        • Tuesday, July 20, 2021
        • 12:00 PM (MDT)
        • Online
        • 11
        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.

        Please click here for full course description/details.

        Option 1: Understanding High Conflict

        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 upon request.

        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).

        Option 2: High Conflict Mediation: Managing Conflict & Complexity in Mediation

        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 9:00 to 12:00 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 1, June 8, June 15, June 22

        Attendance for all sessions is mandatory


        Option 2 dates: June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, July 20

        Attendance for all sessions is mandatory


        Class Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

        Registration Deadline: May 11, 2021

        Instructor:  Joanne Munro

        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). 


        Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full,  full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot. 

        • Wednesday, June 02, 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
        • ONLINE
        • 35
        Register


        An ADRIA Event


        Topic Information TBA

        Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

        This session will be ONLINE ONLY 

        Registration closes one day before session

        You will receive an email with login details prior to the session (contact education@adralberta.com to request details no later than 1 day before session if you do not receive this information).

        If you are no longer planning to attend the session, you are asked to cancel ahead of time (send email to education@adralberta.com).

        Sessions may be cancelled if there are insufficient registrants.


        • Thursday, June 03, 2021
        • 9:00 AM (MDT)
        • Saturday, June 05, 2021
        • 12:00 PM (MDT)
        • Online
        • 15
        Register

        An ADRIA Public Offering



        We all have conflict in our lives.  Whether you deal with others’ conflicts or have your own, becoming skilled in managing it can be a game-changer at home, at work, and at play.  It may be tempting to say that the problem is “other people”, but we cannot change other people more than they want to be changed. Instead, students will learn ways to change what can be changed, the “negotiables”. 

        In this course students will learn the importance of separating the person from the problem and skills that will help them discover previously unimagined possibilities for resolution. 

        OBJECTIVES:
        This course is designed to give you the basic skills you need to more effectively manage conflict, including:

        • Learn to separate the person from the problem, by:
          • understanding your role in conflict
          • learning to frame conversations around resolvable and neutral terms
          • recognizing the difference between your perceived best solution and a wise solution
        • Gain a deeper understanding of your own and other’s needs and motivations, including how to uncover them, through:
          • reflection, active listening, curiosity, and commitment to resolution
        • Find common ground and work towards resolution
        • Practice skills that are essential to conflict resolution, including some of those used by mediators, principled negotiators, and peace builders.

        OUTCOMES:
        This interactive and applied training is designed to get students applying key concepts and practicing conflict management skills from the start of the course, so students will leave the course feeling able to start applying their new skills.

        This course is also available as private training.

        DATES:

        June 3, 4 & 5 (9:00 -12:00)


        COST:

        Regular Registration (after April 18th): $595 + GST


        INSTRUCTOR: Carolyn Mercier, C.Med


        DETAILS:
        This course may be eligible for the 
        Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) if taken in combination with other courses (CAJG approved courses or combination of courses must be 21 hours in length). Please consult the CAJG website.



        * This course is not designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Mediation. For more information on ADRIA's Mediation training, please click here first, or contact education@adralberta.com.


        • Tuesday, July 27, 2021
        • 9:00 AM (MDT)
        • Wednesday, July 28, 2021
        • 12:00 PM (MDT)
        • Online
        • 15

        An ADRIA Public Offering



        Conflict is everywhere. Whether we think we are always stuck in the mud or able to rise above all the drama, we could all use some tips to better understand conflict.  When we understand conflict (what it is, its value, where it comes from, and tools available), we are better equipped to do something about it and approach it more confidently.  Understanding conflict may seem like “common sense”, but if that were the case we would all be much better at mitigating and managing it. Research shows that humans are less likely to deal with difficult topics they do not feel knowledgeable about.  By building a knowledge base, students will gain a sense of self-efficacy to take the plunge and experience the joys of approaching conflict with confidence.

        Whether you are a professional, in the trades, or in the service industry this course will help develop your interpersonal skills and add to your professional repertoire. This course is suitable for parents, teens, managers and supervisors, boards, committees, and teams.

        OBJECTIVES:

        his interactive course is designed to introduce students to basic conflict concepts, including:

        • what is conflict,
        • the value of conflict,
        • what contributes to conflict,
        • roles in conflict,
        • key components of conflict,
        • transforming conflict into something solvable,
        • and basic takeaways for managing conflict when it inevitably arises.

          OUTCOMES:

          This course is designed to introduce students to new ways of looking at conflict.  With these new understandings, students will be able to approach conflict more confidently and effectively.  Students will have easy-to-use tools that apply to a wide range of conflict situations. 

          This course is also available as private training.

          DATES:

          July 27 & 28 (9:00 -12:00)


          COST:

          Regular Registration (after June 27th): $395 + GST



          INSTRUCTOR: TBA


          DETAILS:
          This course may be eligible for the 
          Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) if taken in combination with other courses (CAJG approved courses or combination of courses must be 21 hours in length). Please consult the CAJG website.



          * This course is not designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Mediation. For more information on ADRIA's Mediation training, please click here first, or contact education@adralberta.com.


          • Tuesday, August 10, 2021
          • 9:00 AM (MDT)
          • Thursday, August 12, 2021
          • 12:00 PM (MDT)
          • Online
          • 15

          An ADRIA Public Offering



          We all have conflict in our lives.  Whether you deal with others’ conflicts or have your own, becoming skilled in managing it can be a game-changer at home, at work, and at play.  It may be tempting to say that the problem is “other people”, but we cannot change other people more than they want to be changed. Instead, students will learn ways to change what can be changed, the “negotiables”. 

          In this course students will learn the importance of separating the person from the problem and skills that will help them discover previously unimagined possibilities for resolution. 

          OBJECTIVES:
          This course is designed to give you the basic skills you need to more effectively manage conflict, including:

          • Learn to separate the person from the problem, by:
            • understanding your role in conflict
            • learning to frame conversations around resolvable and neutral terms
            • recognizing the difference between your perceived best solution and a wise solution
          • Gain a deeper understanding of your own and other’s needs and motivations, including how to uncover them, through:
            • reflection, active listening, curiosity, and commitment to resolution
          • Find common ground and work towards resolution
          • Practice skills that are essential to conflict resolution, including some of those used by mediators, principled negotiators, and peace builders.

          OUTCOMES:
          This interactive and applied training is designed to get students applying key concepts and practicing conflict management skills from the start of the course, so students will leave the course feeling able to start applying their new skills.

          This course is also available as private training.

          DATES:

          August 10, 11 & 12 (9:00 -12:00)


          COST: 

          Early Bird Registration (until July 11th): $525 + GST

          Regular Registration (after July 11th): $595 + GST


          INSTRUCTOR: TBA


          DETAILS:
          This course may be eligible for the 
          Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) if taken in combination with other courses (CAJG approved courses or combination of courses must be 21 hours in length). Please consult the CAJG website.



          * This course is not designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Mediation. For more information on ADRIA's Mediation training, please click here first, or contact education@adralberta.com.


          • Wednesday, August 18, 2021
          • 9:00 AM (MDT)
          • Thursday, August 19, 2021
          • 12:00 PM (MDT)
          • Online
          • 15

          An ADRIA Public Offering



          Many people confound assertive expression with being aggressive. But this is not the case. Being assertive is about expressing your rights and needs without hindering the rights and needs of others.

          The ability to be assertive, for many, takes practice. But it is practice that is well worth it.

          Assertive communication is about respect for yourself and for those around you with whom you communicate – it shows that you believe what you have to say is important, that you trust them enough to tell them what you need, as well as that you trust them to be able to hear what you have to say. 

          OBJECTIVES:

          This course is designed to give you greater confidence and skill in asserting your ideas, thoughts, and needs.

          • Learn to identify what you really need and then to ask for it.
          • Learn the principles and benefits of Assertive Expression
          • Practice “I Language”, Behaviour Description, as well as giving and receiving feedback in low-stakes and high stakes situations
          • Learn new tools for self-disclosure to balance out conflict conversations and to keep conversations productive
          • Understand the role of anger in conflict and how to use and defuse it

            OUTCOMES:

            Students will have more skills for using assertive communication effectively and will be more confident using these skills in their daily lives, as well as in conflict.  Students will have opportunities to practice skills in ways that give them flexibility for use in their lives.

            This course is also available as private training.

            DATES:

            August 18 & 19 (9:00 -12:00)


            COST:

            Regular Registration (after July 19th): $395 + GST



            INSTRUCTOR: TBA


            DETAILS:
            This course may be eligible for the 
            Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) if taken in combination with other courses (CAJG approved courses or combination of courses must be 21 hours in length). Please consult the CAJG website.



            * This course is not designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Mediation. For more information on ADRIA's Mediation training, please click here first, or contact education@adralberta.com.


            • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
            • (EDT)
            • Friday, September 24, 2021
            • (EDT)
            • Online
                     

            NEW ADRIC ONLINE COURSE

            Med-Arb Foundational Workshop

            Med-Arb is becoming an increasingly popular way to resolve disputes. It can be designed to resolve disputes most typically encountered efficiently, effectively and fairly in everyday personal and commercial matters including disputes involving both lower and higher monetary amounts and disputes where relationships are of lesser or greater importance. It can be used in family disputes, commercial disputes, partnership disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, condominium disputes, and many others.

            When designed and conducted appropriately, integrated med-arb can be highly client-centric, fair, effective, and satisfying. On the other hand, if it is inappropriately designed or conducted, it can lead to confusion, frustration, and litigation.

            This med-arb workshop, delivered by Colm Brannigan and Richard Moore, both highly experienced dispute resolution professionals, is an intensive three-day practical immersion in the knowledge and competencies required to run a fair, effective and efficient med-arb process.

            Participants will explore where med-arb fits in to the overall conflict management continuum, how it compares to other dispute resolution processes such as mediation, arbitration, and litigation, and when its use is appropriate.

            Participants will be given a solid theoretical understanding of med-arb and the practical skills and tools to confidently conduct efficient, effective, and fair med-arb hearings.

            Topics covered include: an overview of the med-arb process, the benefits, and challenges of the process, standards of conduct and ethical issues related to the process, the negotiation and drafting of the med-arb agreement, developing a reflective practice, transitioning from mediation to arbitration, how arbitrators make decisions, award writing, and practical professional considerations for the med-arbitrator.

            The workshop will take place in a positive and supportive learning environment using interactive adult teaching methods. All participants will be given opportunities to practice as a med-arbitrator at various stages throughout the med-arb process. Teaching methodologies include short lectures, case studies, demonstrations, small group discussions, interactive exercises, and role plays followed by constructive feedback.

            Whether this is your first foray into the world of Med-Arb or you are well versed in it, you will be able to enhance your practice by taking this unique program which will fulfill the education requirements for the new ADRIC C.Med-Arb designation.

            Who should take this workshop? The workshop will be of interest to practitioners with a wide variety of subject matter expertise including mediators, lawyers, arbitrators, tribunal members and those supporting them, internal conflict management program participants, and anyone wanting to seriously enhance their conflict management and med-arb knowledge and skills.

            Format:  This course will be presented online, through Zoom.

            Required equipment:  The program will be presented through in modules. Attendees need a computer, tablet or phone, an internet connection (wired recommended), a microphone and video camera to be seen or to participate by audio or video.

            Professional Development Accreditation:

            • ADRIC Continuing Education & Engagement (CEE) points:  34
            • Law Society of British Columbia: 10 hours
            • Law Society of New Brunswick: 17 hours
            • Law Society of Saskatchewan: 15.5 hours including 1 Ethics hour
            •  CPD accreditation pending from all Law Societies across Canada

            Dates:

            Day 1:  Tuesday, September 22, 2021     Noon to 6:00 pm ET

            Day 2:  Wednesday, September 23, 2021         Noon to 6:00 pm ET

            Day 3:  Thursday, September 24, 2021              Noon to 5:00 pm ET

            Registration Rates:

            Members: $1200          Non-Members: $1350          applicable taxes extra

            Limited space:  REGISTER NOW!

            Registration deadline: Thursday September 10th at 11:59 pm ET.

            Waiting list:  If registration is full and you would like to be considered for a spot if there is a cancellation, please copy and paste this line to admin@adric.ca

            If there is a cancellation we will send a message to the first person on the waiting list; who will need to respond within 2 hours, in which case we will confirm. If if we do not hear from that person, we will move on to offer it to the next on the waiting list.

            Note:  This course will be presented in English.  We hope to be able to offer this training in French in the new year.  Anyone experienced in Med-Arb and in Adult training and interested to be an instructor, please send a message to admin@adric.ca. We will be in touch in the new year.

             

            Instructors:

            Colm Brannigan, FCIArb, C.Med, C.Arb, Brannigan ADR

             

             

             

            Richard Moore, C.Arb, C.Med, MDR Associates

             

             

             

            CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you must cancel, notice must be received in writing.  All refund requests received up to one week prior to the date of the webinar will receive a refund less a 5% administrative fee. Notice must be received NO LATER THAN 11:59pm ET THREE DAYS PRIOR to the date of the webinar to receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee unless we are able to find a replacement for your spot, in which case you will receive a refund less 10% admin fee. We regret there are no refunds available after that point.


            • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
            • 8:30 AM (MDT)
            • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
            • 12:00 PM (MDT)
            • Online
            • 12
            Register

             

            This nationally accredited Mediation program is designed to prepare learners to effectively facilitate the understanding-based approach to resolve disputes.

            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 during session times listed without distraction. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone. 

            Week 1:

            Session 1,  Tuesday, September 28, 8:30 am - 12 pm

            Session 2,  Wednesday, September 29, 8:30 am - 12 pm

            Week 2:

            Session 3,  Tuesday, October 5, 8:30 am - 12 pm

            Session 4,  Wednesday,October 6, 8:30 am - 12 pm

            Week 3:

            Session 5,   Tuesday, October 12, 8:30 am - 12 pm

            Session 6,   Wednesday,October 13, 8:30 am - 12 pm

            Week 4:

            Session 7,   Tuesday, October 19, 8:30 am - 12 pm

            Session 8,   Wednesday,October 20, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

            Week 5:

            Session 9,  Tuesday, October 268:30 am - 12 pm

            Session 10, Wednesday,October 27. 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

            Week 6:

            Session 11,  Tuesday, November 2, 8:30 am - 12 pm

            Session 12,  Wednesday, November 3, 8:30 am - 11:30 am 

            Attendance for all classes is mandatory

            Total Credit Hours: 40

            Location
            Online

            Instructor:  Mark Donovan

            Prerequisites:  Communications in ADR


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            You may register without paying up front by choosing the invoice option, up to 30 days before the start of the course .

            Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full, full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot.


            • Thursday, October 14, 2021
            • 9:00 AM (MDT)
            • Saturday, October 30, 2021
            • 3:00 PM (MDT)
            • Online
            • 9
            Register

            This course prepares mediators to manage a separation or divorce mediation from the time of initial contact, to creation of a mediated agreement, including parenting plans and child support.

            This course is a part of the ADR Institute of Alberta's Separation & Divorce Mediation Certificate Program.  Please follow this link for certificate information

            *Before the start of Session 3, all students need to have completed the Parenting After Separation course. This free training is a requirement of the Separation & Divorce Mediation: Foundations, Parenting Plans, and Child Support course.

            Please note: the Parenting After Separation for Families in High Conflict course is recommended, but not required.


            *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. 


            Dates:

            October 14-16 (Thursday - Saturday) 

            October 22-23 (Friday - Saturday)

            October 28 - 30 (Thursday - Saturday)


            Attendance for all 8 sessions and completion of all assignments (approximately 8 hours) is required to receive full credit hours .


            Class Times: 

            October 14, 15, 16, 22, 28, 30:  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

            October 23: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

            October 29: 9:45 am - 2:15 pm


            Course Cost: $2,000 + GST


            Registration Deadline September 23, 2021

            Total Credit Hours: 40

            Location
            Online

            Instructors: Judith Lake,Joanne Munro & Rachel McDonald

            Prerequisites: National Introductory Mediation or equivalent

            You may register without paying up front by choosing the invoice option. Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full,  full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot. 

          Past events

          Thursday, February 25, 2021 ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar - Coming Alive in the Covid World
          Wednesday, February 24, 2021 DLA Piper Free Webinar - Vaccines in the Workplace: Rights and Limitations on Requiring Vaccination
          Wednesday, February 03, 2021 February Learner Session
          Thursday, January 21, 2021 ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar - Hard Conversations: Faith Communities & Shared Spaces
          Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Med-Arb Foundational Workshop
          Wednesday, December 16, 2020 ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar - Finding Happiness - Or at Least Moments of Joy!
          Wednesday, December 09, 2020 December Learner Session
          Sunday, December 06, 2020 Online Dispute Resolution: A Practical Program for Practitioners
          Sunday, December 06, 2020 ODR - Online Dispute Resolution: A Practical Program for Practitioners
          Thursday, December 03, 2020 FMC - Part 4 of 4-Part Webinar Series: Elder Mediation - Process & Sensitivities
          Tuesday, December 01, 2020 National Introductory Mediation - Online
          Friday, November 20, 2020 Alberta Restorative Justice Association - AGM
          Friday, November 20, 2020 Separation and Divorce Mediation: Foundations, Parenting Plans, and Child Support - Online
          Thursday, November 19, 2020 FMC - Part 3 of 4-Part Webinar Series: Elder Mediation - Process & Sensitivities
          Thursday, November 19, 2020 ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar - International Law, Reconciliation and the Road to War (The Law of War) presented by Naval Captain Bruce King
          Thursday, November 19, 2020 2020 Alberta Resotorative Justice Conference
          Thursday, November 19, 2020 Alberta Restorative Justice Conference
          Sunday, November 15, 2020 2020 National Restorative Justice Symposium
          Thursday, November 12, 2020 FMC - Part 2 of 4-Part Webinar Series: Elder Mediation - Process & Sensitivities
          Wednesday, November 04, 2020 November Learner Session: Active Listening Skills Mini-Bootcamp
          Wednesday, October 28, 2020 FMC - Part 1 of 4-Part Webinar Series: Elder Mediation - Process & Sensitivities
          Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Communications in ADR - Online Class
          Thursday, October 15, 2020 Muslims and Mediation: Diversity, Ethics and Contemporary Practice
          Wednesday, October 07, 2020 October Learner Session: Is it a Resolution or a Settlement?
          Tuesday, October 06, 2020 ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar - Therapeutic Jurisprudence
          Tuesday, October 06, 2020 ADRIC 2020 Conference Webinar Series: Arbitration Act Reform in Ontario
          Monday, October 05, 2020 ODR - Online Dispute Resolution: A Practical Program for Practitioners
          Wednesday, September 16, 2020 MED-ARB Foundational Workshop
          Thursday, September 10, 2020 ADRIC 2020 Conference Webinar Series: Canada/US Cross Border Arbitration
          Thursday, September 10, 2020 ADRAI - Webinar Series - Workplace Investigations
          Thursday, September 03, 2020 ADRIC 2020 Conference Webinar Series: The Arbitration Award: Getting it Written, Getting it Right
          Thursday, August 27, 2020 ADRIC 2020 Conference Webinar Series: Arbitration Appeals in Commercial Cases
          Saturday, August 22, 2020 RJ World 2020 e-conference
          Thursday, August 20, 2020 ADRIC 2020 Conference Webinar Series: Cross Canada Arbitration Checkup
          Friday, August 14, 2020 ADRIC 2020 Conference Webinar Series: Uses and Abuses of Arbitration: Uber and Beyond
          Tuesday, August 11, 2020 ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar - Opening an Uncomfortable Conversation on Social Justice in Our Work
          Thursday, August 06, 2020 ADRIC 2020 Conference Webinar Series: Remote Proceedings: Strategies and Pitfalls
          Thursday, July 30, 2020 ADRIC 2020 Conference Webinar Series: Peer to Peer Arbitration Symposium
          Friday, July 17, 2020 ADRBC - Webinar: Elder Mediation
          Tuesday, July 14, 2020 ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar -Getting Ready for a Virtual Hearing
          Friday, June 26, 2020 ADRBC - Webinar: Marketing Strategies that Really Work and Business Basics of Successful Practices
          Thursday, June 18, 2020 ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar - National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation
          Wednesday, June 17, 2020 ADRIC FREE Webinar - Mental Helath in the Age of Dramatic Change and Uncertainty
          Thursday, June 11, 2020 ADRIA 2020 Annual General Meeting - Online
          Wednesday, June 10, 2020 ADRIC Cross-Country Connectivity Video Conference: You Can't Un-Ring the Bell: Lessons Learned
          Tuesday, June 09, 2020 Restoring the Workplace After a Harassment Investigation - Online
          Wednesday, June 03, 2020 June Learner Session: Embracing Emotion in Mediation
          Tuesday, June 02, 2020 FDRIO: Culture Shift unConference
          Wednesday, May 27, 2020 ADRIC Cross-Country Connectivity Video Conference: Everything's Changed: What Do We Do Now?
          Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Divorce Resource Group Online Meeting
          Friday, May 15, 2020 ADRBC - Symposium Webinar Series
          Thursday, May 14, 2020 ADRIC: Learn to Mediate (and Arbitrate) Online - 3-hour Mini-Course
          Thursday, May 14, 2020 IIRP Webinar: Professional Learning Through a Restorative Lens
          Thursday, May 14, 2020 ADRAI - Webinar Series - Workplace Investigations
          Wednesday, May 13, 2020 ADRAI - FREE Webinar - Meeting the Challenges of a Post COVID-19 Workplace
          Friday, May 08, 2020 ADRBC - Webinar: Introduction to Smartsettle ONE
          Thursday, May 07, 2020 ADRAI - FREE Webinar - Verbal Aikido with Difficult People
          Wednesday, May 06, 2020 May Learner Session - FREE - Caucus as a Tool in Mediation: When is it time to take a break?
          Thursday, April 30, 2020 ADRAI - FREE Webinar - Workplace Wellness at Home
          Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Free Online Event - Stress and Anxiety Clearing
          Wednesday, April 29, 2020 FMC: 4 PART - Webinar Series - Webinar 4: Reflections on working with families involved in high conflict: Lessons from neuroscience, conflict resolution and decision making in mediation
          Friday, April 24, 2020 ADRBC - Webinar: Clearing the Fog: Plain Language Writing
          Friday, April 24, 2020 Alberta Counsel: Mental Health in Our Communities Webinar
          Thursday, April 23, 2020 ADRAI - FREE Webinar - Somewhere Between Homework & Telework - Managing Conflict
          Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Virtual Supper Club
          Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Free Online Event - Coaching: Eliminate Stress / Anxiety / Fear Quickly in this 45 minute Session
          Thursday, April 16, 2020 FDRIO - Webinar - Domestic Violence in the Workplace and COVID-19 Considerations
          Tuesday, April 14, 2020 ADRIA/FOAJ Luncheon Webinar - A Story of Survival
          Wednesday, April 01, 2020 April Learner Session: Do We Stay or Do We Go? When to Terminate a Mediation Session
          Wednesday, March 25, 2020 FMC: 4 PART - Webinar Series - Webinar 3: When mediators get stuck in high conflict: Moving from neutrality to multi-partial alliances
          Wednesday, March 04, 2020 March Learner Session: Pre-Mediation Meetings
          Friday, February 28, 2020 ADRBC - Webinar Series: 3 Flaws That Sabotage Settlement Agreements
          Wednesday, February 26, 2020 FMC: 4 PART - Webinar Series - Webinar 2: Understanding high conflict in the heart: Insecure and fearful adult attachment patterns
          Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Roster Town Hall & Public Town Hall - Regulating Mediation and Arbitration in the Public Interest
          Wednesday, February 05, 2020 February Learner Session: Roleplaying Challenges
          Friday, January 31, 2020 Webinar - Restorative Justice and Mediation: Exploring their similarities and differences
          Tuesday, January 28, 2020 FMC: 4 PART - Webinar Series - Webinar 1: Understanding high conflict in the brain: Neuroscience, drama and trauma
          Wednesday, December 04, 2019 December Learner Session: Creating the Options List - Stage 4 Work
          Wednesday, November 06, 2019 November Learner Session: Probing Skills in Mediation
          Friday, November 01, 2019 ADRBC - Social Media Marketing for Mediators and Arbitrators
          Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Webinar: Conflict Resolution Conference 2019
          Thursday, September 26, 2019 City of Lethbridge: Health, Safety & Wellness at Work - Complimentary Webinar Series Invitation
          Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Webinar: Research for Family Mediators: Recent Findings with Relevance for Practice
          Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Building Growth-Minded Teams: Online Free Webinar
          Thursday, June 13, 2019 ADRIA 2019 Annual General Meeting - online
          Monday, April 29, 2019 Bridging the Distance: That Tough Family Mediation Case that Still Haunts You: A Confidential Conversation Among Mediators
          Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Bridging the Distance: Mediation in Workplace Conflict
          Friday, February 22, 2019 Webinar: Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone™
          Friday, February 22, 2019 Webinar: How to Give Feedback that Drives Engagement and Performance
          Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Bridging the Distance: Learn about the Dispute Resolution Network
          Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Webinar: Family Law Planning for the Modern Family
          Friday, February 08, 2019 Webinar: Inspire Your Staff To Reach Their Full Potential
          Friday, February 08, 2019 Webinar: Serving Victims Through Restorative Justice
          Thursday, February 07, 2019 Webinar: The Personal Business of Change Leadership
          Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Webinar: Learn from the Past and Prepare for the Future: Top Labour & Employment Issues of 2017 & Trends to Watch in 2018
          Friday, January 25, 2019 Webinar: Keeping the Peace: Lessons in Community-Policing
          Friday, January 25, 2019 Learning to Learn Online
          Friday, January 25, 2019 Webinar: Embrace Constraints to be More Creative - Reframe Problems as Catalysts for Highly Novel Solutions
          Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Employment Law in 2019: The Complete Guide for Employers
          Tuesday, December 04, 2018 An update on the upcoming changes to Ontario and Alberta employment legislation
          Monday, November 26, 2018 Bridging the Distance: Delivering workshops in ADR
          Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Bridging the Distance: Non Violent Communication
          Thursday, October 04, 2018 Train the Trainer: Conflict Resolution Day
          Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Webinar: Compliance and Liability in the Era of Cannabis Legalization: Tips, Traps and Strategies for Employers
          Monday, September 24, 2018 Bridging the Distance: Defining Restorative Justice
          Thursday, September 06, 2018 Five Things You Need to Know About Workplace Harassment Investigations
          Thursday, August 30, 2018 Live Web Panel: Women in Leadership
          Wednesday, June 06, 2018 June Learner Session: When Not to Mediate (Online ONLY)
          Monday, May 14, 2018 ADRIA 2018 Annual General Meeting - online
          Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Workplace Wellness and Mental Health: Emerging Issues, Effective Management
          Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Bridging the Distance: Questions - do you have some good ones?
          Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Bridging the Distance: Family Mediation when Child Protective Services are Involved
          Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Bridging the Distance: Using Child Development Research in Family Mediations
          Thursday, October 19, 2017 Surviving & Thriving Workplace Bullying
          Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Bridging the Distance: Troubleshooting - mediating when mental health issues or addictions are present
          Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Law Society Public Engagement Sessions
          Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Public & Professional Questionnaires on the Law Society Website
          Tuesday, October 10, 2017 AVIVA Community Fund: Support AAMS Resolution Cafes
          Tuesday, September 12, 2017 What's Trust Got to do with It?
          Thursday, September 07, 2017 Bridging the Distance: Setting Goals for the Year
          Thursday, June 22, 2017 Neutralizing the Litigator Mentality in Arbitration and Mediation
          Thursday, June 22, 2017 Ready for July 1st? An update on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
          Monday, June 19, 2017 Bridging the Distance: Safety Issues
          Wednesday, June 14, 2017 A discussion of the ACR ethical principles for workplace neutrals
          Thursday, May 25, 2017 ADRIA 2017 Annual General Meeting - Online
          Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Webinar: What You Didn't Know That You Need to Know About Substance Use Disorders and Recovery in the Workplace
          Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Bridging the Distance: Updates and Discussion with Alberta Justice Dispute Resolution Services
          Thursday, April 20, 2017 Bridging the Distance: When do you Terminate a Mediation and Why?
          Thursday, March 30, 2017 Webinar Topic: Preventing Workplace Violence-Assessing Risks and Threats
          Monday, March 13, 2017 Bridging the Distance: Everyone Gets Stuck Sometimes!
          Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Webinar Topic: Emerging Issues in Human Rights: Family Status and Transgender Accommodation in Employment
          Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Bridging the Distance: Pre-mediations– what’s your strategy?
          Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Webinar Topic: Top Issues in Employment Law
          Friday, January 20, 2017 Webinar Topic: Preventing Workplace Violence-Assessing Risks and Threats
          Monday, January 09, 2017 Bridging the Distance: Finding the Right Space
          Thursday, June 02, 2016 ADRIA 2016 Annual General Meeting - Online
          Friday, June 05, 2015 ADRIA Annual General Meeting - Online

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