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Approved Courses

The ADRIO™ Education Committee is charged with the responsibility of approving courses that instructors, institutions and universities submit for review by the ADRIO™ Education Committee.

The following alternate dispute resolution programs have been evaluated by the Education Committee. Completion of a total of 40 hours meets the educational criteria for membership in the Institute. For details regarding additional upcoming course dates, fees and locations, please see contact information in each of the listings below:

Contact us to submit your course for approval by ADRIO™.


Course: ADR & Advanced ADR Workshops (two 4-day programs)
Instructors: Stitt Feld Handy Group
Location: Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario (and other cities throughout Canada)
Contact: Stitt Feld Handy Group at 1-800-318-9741 or 416-307-0000


Course: The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Graduate Certificate Program (full-time one-year program over two academic semesters)
Instructors: Various ADR practitioners
Location: Humber College Institute of Technology, Lakeshore Campus
Contact: Mary Lee, LL.M. (ADR), Program Advisor, ADR Graduate Certificate Program (

Course: Certificate in Dispute Resolution (140-hour program)
Instructors: Desmond Ellis, PhD.; Blaine Donais, BA, LLB.; Richard W. Shields, LLB., MA., LLM., PhD., LSUC, Cert. CFM, C.Med., C.Arb., Cert.F.Med., Acc.F.Med.; Dennis Hodgkinson, BComm, LLM, Cert. ADR.
Location: York University, Toronto, Ontario
Contact: School of Continuing Studies, Ph: 416-736-5616
Upcoming Dates: Winter 2017: January 23, 2017- May 19, 2017
Summer 2017: July 2017

Course: Collaborative Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills & Process
Instructor: Janine Higgins, LL.B., C.Med
Location: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Contact: Division of Continuing Education, Ph: 519-661-3658

Course: Conflict Theory and Introduction to Negotiation and Mediation (Modules I and II - 4 days each module)
Instructors: Evan Hoffman, Ph.D.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Contact: Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation 613-633-0491,

Course: Dispute Resolution Skills: Developing Mediation Poise and Defusing Conflict Before it Escalates
Instructors: Julie Macfarlane and Bernard Mayer
Location: Queen’s University, IRC, Kingston, Ontario
Contact: 613-533-6628 or by email at

Course: Family Negotiation and Mediation: Theory and Practice (40 hours)
Instructors: Hilary Linton, LL.M., Acc.FM.; Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.B., LL.M., AFM
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Upcoming Dates: May 11, 12, 15, 16 & 17, 2017
Contact: Riverdale Mediation: Frank G., 416-593-0210, Ext. 270


Course: Fundamentals of Mediation

This course is accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Continuing Professional Development. CPD

This program contains 1.75 Professionalism Hours and 38.25 Substantive Hours.

Instructor: Kathryn Munn, LL. B., Cert. ConRes., C. Med., C.Arb, IMI Certified Mediator; Donald Bisson, Q.Med (Northern Ontario)
Location: London, Ontario and other locations in Ontario; Northern Ontario - D. Bisson
Contact: Munn Conflict Resolution Services - Ms. Munn at (519) 660-1242 or; Northern Ontario - Mr. Bisson 1-855-647-4857 or
Website:; or for northern Ontario
Upcoming Dates:

London, Ontario
- March 29, 30, 31, April 3 and 4, 2017

North Bay, Ontario
- April 26, 27, 28, May 1, 2, 2017
- Oct. 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 2017

Course: Mediation - Alternative Dispute Resolution (graduate certificate, one-year program)
Instructors: Dale Burt, Virginia Harwood, Q.Med, Tricia Morris, Q.Med
Location: Durham College - Oshawa, Ontario
Contact: Helen Lightstone, C.Med, Program Coordinator

Course: 5 Day Intensive Mediation Workshop - MDR Associates Conflict Resolution Inc.
Instructors: Richard J. Moore, LL.B., C.Med, C.Arb, CFM, Cert. Med. IMI - MDR Associates
Location: Ottawa and various sites across Canada
Contact: Richard Moore at 613-230-8671
Upcoming Dates: February 27 to March 3, 2017

Course: 5 Day Advanced Mediation Workshop - MDR Associates Conflict Resolution Inc.
Instructors: Richard J. Moore, LL.B., C.Med, C.Arb, CFM, Cert. Med. IMI - MDR Associates
Location: Ottawa and various sites across Canada
Contact: Richard Moore at 613-230-8671

Upcoming Dates: April 24 to 28, 2017
Course: Dispute Resolution Level 1 – Fundamentals (3 days) and Dispute Resolution Level 2 – Mediation (3 days)

Rick Russell, B.A., LL.B., C. Med., C. Arb., Distinguished Fellow I.A.M.
Heather Swartz, M.S.W., C. Med., Acc. FM, Cert. F. Med.

Contact: Rose Bowden - 1-800-524-6967 or (905) 627-5582 or
Upcoming Dates:

Level 1 – Fundamentals – July 10 – 12, 2017
Level 2 – Mediation – July 13 – 14, 2017

At Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON.  Both workshops also qualify for credits toward a Certificate in Conflict Management and Mediation offered by Conrad Grebel University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo.

These courses also qualify for LSUC CPD hours.


Course: Conflict Management Coaching
Instructors: Cinnie Noble LLM (ADR), C.Med, PCC; (Toronto); Heidi Ruppert LL.B. Acc.FM(OAFM) and Terry McCarthy LL.B. (Ottawa and Halifax); Nicole Charron C.Med (Ottawa - French)
Locations: Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax
Contact: Laureen McNeill at 416-6864247 or 1 866 3356466 (toll free) or


Course: Comprehensive Arbitration Training
Instructor: Murray H. Miskin, LL.B.
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Contact: 416-492-0989, 905-428-8000 or by email at

Course: Correspondence Course in Arbitration
Location: Available anywhere in Canada
Contact: ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. at 416-487-4733 extension 101 or

Course: Fundamentals of Arbitration
nstructor: Richard Beifuss, P.Eng., C.Arb
Location: Various
Contact: Dr. Beifuss at 905-994-7319 or



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