This course builds on the skills learned in Communications in ADR and takes an in-depth look at the theory, model, and skills of consensus decision making.
What Will You Learn?
Consensus building involves bringing interested stakeholders together to find creative solutions and a shared commitment to implement those solutions. The objective of this certificate program is to help others develop skills in consensus building.
In this course, students will:
Who Should Take This Course?
NOTE: The CDM course is predominantly, though not exclusively, for students who do not plan on pursuing mediation as a practice. Individuals looking to become a mediator specializing in multi-party mediations should follow the mediation training stream by taking National Introductory Mediation and the Multi-Party Mediation specialized training course.
Bill Diepeveen has over 25 years’ experience in mediating and facilitating highly complex, and often politically charged, disputes. He brings extensive experience dealing with industry, citizen groups, governments, and NGO's, as well as twenty years’ experience in teaching. He has written extensively on the subject and was awarded the Lionel J. McGowan award by the ADR Institute of Canada for outstanding leadership in the field of conflict resolution.
Hear From Our Students!
Robyn Jacobsen completed the Consensus Decision Making program and describes how it was fundamental in her development of a strong foundation in collaborative, consensus processes.
What are the benefits of Consensus Decision Making?
Jay White, the President & CEO of Aquality Environmental Consulting Ltd. in Edmonton, reflected on our Consensus Decision Making course.
Program Certificate in Consensus Decision Making Requirements
The Certificate in Consensus Decision Making program is made up of two courses: Communications in ADR and Consensus Decision Making. Taken together, students will develop a set of skills that go beyond facilitation towards actively working with parties to come to consensus.
Learners must successfully complete both Communications in ADR and Consensus Decision-Making in order to receive the Certificate in Consensus Decision Making.
While it is not necessary to complete Communications in ADR before Consensus Decision Making, it is highly recommended in order to fully benefit from the Consensus Decision Making course.
Course Details & Requirements
ADRIA membership is required to take this course.
This course is 5 days in length; full attendance is required to receive a certificate of course completion.
The fee for this course is $1,800 plus GST.
Course materials will be provided on the first day of class.
This course includes lecture, class discussion, role-playing, and small group work.
ADR Designation Qualification
This course qualifies as 40 hours of specialized training toward a Qualified Mediator (Q.Med) or Chartered Mediator (C.Med) professional designation.
Program Certificate Credits
Upon successful completion, this course counts as 40 hours of specialized training towards ADRIA's Program Certificate in Conflict Leadership.
Alberta's association of mediators and arbitrators.
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