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Approved Courses

ADR Ontario's Education Committee is charged with the responsibility of approving courses that instructors, institutions and universities submit for review by ADR Ontario’s 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 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 the Institute.


Mediation

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
Website: www.adr.ca

Course: Conflict Management: Negotiation and Mediation (ADR) Level 1 and Level 2 (3 or 6 day program)
Instructors: Dr. Barbara Landau, C.Med, and Rick Russell, C.Med, Daryl Landau, C.Med, Heather Swartz, C.Med
Location: Toronto and Guelph, Ontario
Contact: Anne Sayers at 1-888-595-5534 or (416) 391-3110 or courses@coop-solutions.ca
Website: www.coop-solutions.ca/training.html or Conrad Grebel University College http://grebel.uwaterloo.ca/

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 (mary.lee@humber.ca)
Website: www.humber.ca/program/alternative-dispute-resolution

Course: Certificate in Dispute Resolution (132-hour program)
Instructors: Barbara Benoliel, BA, MBA, Ph.D.; Desmond Ellis, Ph.D.; Gary T. Furlong, BA, C.MED, LLM (ADR); Elaine Newman, BA, LLB, LLM, ADR; Richard W. Shields, LL.B., M.A., LL.M., Ph.D., Certified Specialist in Family Law - LSUC, Certified Comprehensive Family Mediator - FMC, Chartered Mediator & Chartered Arbitrator - ADRIC, Certified Family Mediator & Certified Family Arbitrator – ADRIO, Accredited Family Mediator - OAFM
Location: York University, Toronto, Ontario
Contact: Division of Continuing Education, Ph: 416-736-5616
Website: www.coned.yorku.ca

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
Website: www.uwo.ca/cstudies/courses/professional/adr/index.html

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 613-237-9050, ciian@ciian.org
Website: www.ciian.org

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 IRC@queensu.ca
Website: www.irc.queensu.ca

Course: Family Negotiation and Mediation: Theory and Practice (40 hours)
Instructors: Hilary Linton, LL.M., Acc.FM.; Tom Bastedo, Q.C., Ph.D., Cert.F.Arb.; Barbara Fidler, PH.D., Acc.FM.
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Contact: Riverdale Mediation: Valerie 416-593-7100, Ext. 285
Website: www.riverdalemediation.com

Course: Family Mediation (A forty-hour theory and skills-based workshop)
Instructors: Richard W. Shields, LL.B, M.A., LL.M., Ph.D., Certified Specialist in Family Law - LSUC, Certified Comprehensive Family Mediator - FMC, Chartered Mediator & Chartered Arbitrator - ADRIC, Certified Family Mediator & Certified Family Arbitrator - ADRIO, Accredited Family Mediator - OAFM
Location: Hamilton and elsewhere in Ontario on request
Contact: Richard W. Shields 905-648-5903; email: richardshields@bellnet.ca
Website: www.familydisputeresolution.com

Course: Fundamentals of Mediation
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 kmunn@munncrs.com; Northern Ontario - Mr. Bisson 1-855-647-4857 or donald@bissonmediation.ca
Website: www.munncrs.com; or for northern Ontario www.bissonmediation.ca

Course: Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Dispute Resolution
Instructor: Desmond Ellis, Ph.D.
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Contact: Ellis at (416) 736-2100 ext. 22031

Course: Mediation - Alternative Dispute Resolution (graduate certificate, one-year program)
Instructors: Susan Parsons, Bernd Weller, Helen Lightstone, Suzette Lewis
Location: Durham College - Oshawa, Ontario
Contact: Susan Parsons, Co-ordinator: Mediation:ADR Program
Website: http://www.durhamcollege.ca/programs/mediation-alternative-dispute-resolution

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
Website: www.mdrassociates.ca

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
Website: www.mdrassociates.ca


Arbitration

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

Course: Correspondence Course in Arbitration
Location: Available anywhere in Canada
Contact: ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. at 416-487-4733 extension 101 or admin@adrcanada.ca
Website: http://www.adrcanada.ca/resources/handbooks.cfm

Course: Family Law Arbitration (40-hour course with 3-day companion course)
Location: Torkin Manes, Toronto, Ontario
Contact: Mary-Anne Popescu at Cooperative Solutions at 416-481-3651 or courses@coop-solutions.ca
Website: www.coop-solutions.ca/courses/arbitration.html or
Conrad Grebel University College http://grebel.uwaterloo.ca

Course: Family Arbitration ( A forty-hour theory and skills-based workshop)
Instructors: Richard W. Shields, LL.B, M.A., LL.M., Ph.D., Certified Specialist in Family Law - LSUC, Certified Comprehensive Family Mediator - FMC, Chartered Mediator & Chartered Arbitrator - ADRIC, Certified Family Mediator & Certified Family Arbitrator - ADRIO, Accredited Family Mediator - OAFM
Location: Hamilton and elsewhere in Ontario on request
Contact: Richard W. Shields, (905) 648-5903, email richardshields@bellnet.ca
Website: www.familydisputeresolution.com

Course: Fundamentals of Arbitration
Instructor: Richard Beifuss, P.Eng., C.Arb
Location: Various
Contact: Dr. Beifuss at 905-994-7319 or doctorrichardbeifuss@yahoo.com

(Effective: Fall 2011)
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