Learn the dynamics of conflict and receive hands-on training in communication and dispute resolution skills. The required courses for this certificate provide a foundation in conflict management and understanding-based mediation. Elective courses allow you to focus on specialized areas in this field.
If you are considering a career as a mediator, this program meet the educational requirements for application for the National Designations of Qualified Mediator and Chartered Mediator.
"I have been very impressed with the support the organization gives, as well as the professionals assigned to instruct. It gives the new learner a positive learning experience while at the same time, an impression of a collaborative and non-judgmental spirit amongst the professionals involved. That is hard to come by in many organizations."
Learn skills to manage conflict within relationships, communities, and organizations and to work toward positive outcomes:
The program courses include lecture, personal reflection, and group discussion. Emphasis is placed on practicing skills and role-playing in small groups, each provided with a coach to guide the exercises and give feedback. Some homework is required.
ADRIA membership is required to register in courses for this program.
Learners are expected to complete all courses and pass all evaluations within three years to obtain a program certificate.
*Students who have received other communications training but have not completed Communications in ADR, or an approved equivalent course, may be eligible to take ADRIA's Communications in ADR Reboot course in order to proceed with training.
**The Consensus Decision-Making course only requires the completion of Communications in ADR, the National Introductory Mediation course is not required.
Fees for the program total approximately $9500 - $12,000 (costs vary based on electives chosen)
Certificate Application Fee: $25 (upon completion of all courses)
Course manuals are included and supplied on the first day of each class. Any requirements or recommendations to purchase other books or materials are outlined in the individual course description.
Application for Program Certificate
Upon completion of the required courses and 100 hours of elective courses, please download and complete the Program Certificate Application Form. Application fee is $25.
ADR Designation Qualification
Once complete, this program meets the educational requirements for both the Qualified Mediator (Q.Med) and Chartered Mediator (C.Med) professional designations. More information about ADR Designations.
Alberta's association of mediators and arbitrators.
Our main office is located in Edmonton: