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Courses are developed to provide practical, hands-on skills you can use immediately. They vary in length from one to six-days, and you can take individual courses at your own pace to fit your schedule. Our training is offered in Edmonton and Calgary with opportunities in other Alberta communities depending on demand. 

In order to take our training, you must be a member of ADRIA. Register for courses as you choose, as long as you meet all prerequisite requirements. Before registering, please read our course policies.

Course Calendar

    • Friday, January 01, 2016
    • Thursday, December 31, 2020
    • ADRIA
    Register

    The ADR Institute of Alberta has several specialized training courses to offer members who wish to further their ADR training.  ADRIA would like to schedule specialized training courses based on the need for and interest in these educational opportunities. 

    Please use this registration form in order to express your interest in our specialized training courses. Once there is a minimum of six students in a given course and city, ADRIA will contact registrants to coordinate dates. 

    * Prerequisites: National Introductory Mediation Training, Mediation 350, or equivalent.

    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • Saturday, February 08, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Calgary
    • 13
    Registration is closed

    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.

    January 23-25 - Part 1  (Thurs-Sat)
    February 6-8 - Part 2  (Thurs-Sat)
    Attendance for all 6 days is mandatory

    Total Credit Hours: 40


    Location:

    Commissionaires Calgary

    1107 53 Ave NE,

    Calgary, AB

    Instructor: 
    Jan Gehrke

    Class Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm daily

    Prerequisites: none

    Pre-course Reading: You will be sent pre-course reading approximately 2 weeks before the start of the course. If you have a government email address, consider changing to a personal email address such as gmail, outlook, yahoo, shaw, telus, etc.

    Homework: You will have homework each evening as well as, in between parts 1 & 2.

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

    _____________________________________________________

    Full payment is due 30 days  before class starts. 

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

    30 days before the start of the course or less, payment is due upon registration.

    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Edmonton
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.

    Jan 30-Feb 1 - Part 1  (Thurs-Sat)
    Feb 20-22 - Part 2  (Thurs-Sat)
    Attendance for all 6 days is mandatory

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    Location
    Millbourne Market Mall
    #225, Tower 1,
    3697 Millwoods Road NW
    Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

    Instructors: Marne Turnbull

    Class Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm daily

    Prerequisites: none

    Pre-course Reading: You will be sent pre-course reading approximately 2 weeks before the start of the course.  If you have a government email address, consider changing to a personal email address such as gmail, outlook, yahoo, shaw, telus, etc.

    Homework: You will have homework each evening as well as, in between parts 1 & 2. 

    _________________________________________________________________

    Full payment is due 30 days  before class starts. 

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

    30 days before the start of the course or less, payment is due upon registration.

    • Wednesday, February 05, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • ONLINE
    • 14
    Register

    An ADRIA Event


    Roleplaying Challenges

    In the Adult Learning Model there is a necessity for learning through experience.  At ADRIA integration of the skills happens through roleplaying.  Adults attend our classes bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and skills and yet when asked to role play, for some this brand-new skill is incapacitating.  You are asked to be vulnerable, and in a sense demonstrate your incompetence.  Memories of childhood experiences around learning surface, and fear and tension increases.  It is apparent that as the fear and anxiety increase, the ability to perform at an optimum level decreases.

    Does this sound like something you have experienced?  Would you like to clear the negative thoughts, fears, anxiety, and emotions around roleplaying, or for that matter, any other subject pertaining to learning so that your training experience can be positive and successful?

    Then please join Gloria Lechky in this 2-hour session to discuss this topic based on neuro-science, what causes these learning challenges and to clear the barriers associated with them.

    A pre-requisite for attending this session is to watch this 16-minute video on the conscious / subconscious mind so that your brain is trained and open to new possibilities.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo0oirbkf1Y&feature=youtu.be

    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, February 26, 2020
    • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Edmonton
    • 8
    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) however recording devices will not be provided by ADRIA.

    Location:

    Millbourne Market Mall

    #225, Tower 1, 3697 Millwoods Road NW

    Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6


    Dates:

    Series C: February 26, March 11, March 24

    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.

    • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Calgary
    • 9
    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) however recording devices will not be provided by ADRIA.

    Location:

    Commissionaires Calgary

    1107 53 Ave NE,

    Calgary, AB

    Dates:

    Series C: February 26, March 11, March 24

    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.

    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • Saturday, March 21, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Calgary
    • 9
    Register

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

    Part 1: February 27, 2020 to February 29, 2020 (Thurs-Sat)

    Part 2: March 19, 2020 to March 21, 2020 (Thurs-Sat)

    Attending all 6 days is mandatory.

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    Location:

    Commissionaires Calgary

    1107 53 Ave NE,

    Calgary, AB

    Instructor: Mark Donovan

    Class Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

    Prerequisites:  Communications in ADR

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

    Full payment is due 30 days  before class starts. 

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

    30 days before the start of the course or less, payment is due upon registration.

    • Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • ONLINE
    • 28
    Register

    An ADRIA Event


    Pre-Mediation Meetings

    More details to follow!

    This session will be facilitated by Linda Varro

    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, March 12, 2020
    • Saturday, April 04, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Edmonton
    • 8
    Register

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

    Part 1: March 12, 2020 to March 14, 2020 (Thurs-Sat)

    Part 2: April 2, 2020 to April 4, 2020 (Thurs-Sat)

    Attendance for all 6 days is mandatory

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    Location
    Millbourne Market Mall
    #225, Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW
    Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

    Instructor: Joanne Munro

    Class Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm daily

    Prerequisites:  Communications in ADR

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

    ______________________________________________________________

    Full payment is due 30 days  before class starts. 

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

    30 days before the start of the course or less, payment is due upon registration.


    • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton ADRIA Office, #225 Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW
    • 18
    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:

    This 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
    • 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. 


    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.


    Coffee/tea and snacks will be provided. Lunch will not be provided, but there is a fridge and microwave for student use. A Safeway and food court is located downstairs on the main level of the mall. There is a Subway and Tim Hortons nearby.


    Location: ADRIA Classroom, #225 Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW (inside Millbourne Mall), Edmonton


    Cost: $350 until February 24th (Early Bird Rate)

               $395 After February 24th (Regular Rate)


    * 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 or contact education@adralberta.com.


    • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Calgary, location TBA
    • 18
    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:

    This 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
    • 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. 


    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.


    Lunch will not be provided (additional details will be provided upon confirmation of training venue).


    Location: Calgary, location TBA


    Cost: $350 until March 1st (Early Bird Rate)

               $395 After March 1st (Regular Rate)


    * 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 or contact education@adralberta.com.


    • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • ONLINE
    • 30
    Register

    An ADRIA Event


    Topic Details Coming Soon!


    This session will be facilitated by Carolyn Mercier

    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, April 07, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ADRIA Edmonton Classroom: #225 Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Rd NW, Millbourne Market Mall
    • 17
    Register

    An ADRIA Professional Development Event 


    Restoring the Workplace After an Inconclusive  Harassment Investigation

    Positive relationships with others at work are an essential part of one’s job and career.  When there is a rupture in work relationships – such as those caused by a harassment investigation – “Employee-Centered Resolution” processes can be used to supportively coach employees to regain their footing after conflict.

    Employee-Centered Resolution may help employees present their views, think about what they are saying, what is being said by the other, and to make their own decisions on how to understand the situation and their options.  Employee Centered Resolution processes can also become an integral step in reengaging and reintegrating employees after a harassment investigation.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Through lecture, case study discussions, role-plays, and individual exercises, participants in this session will:

    • Be able to compare and contrast the problem-solving mediation approach to that of the “Employee-Centered Resolution” process
    • Practice interventions associated with the “Employee-Centered Resolution” process
    • Learn skills needed to follow the parties lead, amplify conversations, and allow the parties to decide
    • Learn about the link between workplace- strained relationships and psychological distress
    • Appreciate that bystanders and witnesses are vulnerable to negative responses and even illness when working in a context where there are abusive or perceived abusive interactions

    BACKGROUND

    Employee-Centered Resolution processes are based in self-determination theory (SDT) – a framework that reasons how an individual’s psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness – correlates positively to job satisfaction, better health and increased productivity (Gomez-Baya & Lucia-Casademunt, 2018).  It also highlights the importance of work relations that are friendly and supportive.

    Strained relations are inconsistent with productive work, and they also impact employee feelings toward other co-workers and the organization as a whole. Extreme examples of strained workplace relationships  often include allegations of abusive interactions such as harassment, yelling and bullying, as well as physical and sexual advances (Trépanier, Fernet & Austin, 2013). Those who target other employees, employees on the receiving end, or who perceive they are being treated poorly experience poor workplace health. The repercussions for the employees involved, as well as the organization, are significant and include lost time, decreased productivity, and employee turnover (Leiter, Frizzell, Harvie, & Churchill, 2001).

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS TRAINING:

    • Mediators
    • HR professionals, Managers, Directors
    • Organizational (OD) consultants
    • EAP Personnel
    • Trainers
    • Counsellors

    FACILITATOR – Heidi Erisman – MC, MBA, BGS (Psych)

    Heidi Erisman, MC MBA BGS (Psych), is a senior associate with INSIGHT Corporate Care and a counselling therapist with INSIGHT Psychological. Her professional background includes 12 years as a mental health therapist and twenty years as an Executive Director for not-for-profit and public sector organizations. She has experience and training in assessing and intervening in dysfunctional conflict and performance deterioration, promoting employee wellness and workplace psychological health, and addressing workplace harassment, bullying and violence.

    On behalf of INSIGHT Corporate Care, Heidi is a frequent lecturer and trainer for companies who are concerned about the new relevant legislation and changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act designed to protect the health and well-being of working Albertans. Heidi offers training that examines the legislation and provides employers and employees with strategies to address workplace harassment, bullying, and violence. Heidi teaches evidence-based approaches designed to cultivate a psychologically healthy workplace environment.

    Credit Hours: 6


    Details:


    Edmonton: Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


    Cost:  $250 + GST members, $275 + GST non-members. 


    Location 

    ADRIA Classroom, #225 Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Rd NW (inside Millbourne Market Mall)

    Registration

    Register in advance online.




    • Wednesday, April 15, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton ADRIA Office, #225 Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW
    • 18
    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.

    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.


    Coffee/tea and snacks will be provided. Lunch will not be provided, but there is a fridge and microwave for student use. A Safeway and food court is located downstairs on the main level of the mall. There is a Subway and Tim Hortons nearby.


    Location: ADRIA Classroom, #225 Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW (inside Millbourne Mall), Edmonton


    Cost: $350 until March 15th (Early Bird Rate)

               $395 After March 15th (Regular Rate)


    * 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 or contact education@adralberta.com.


    • Monday, April 20, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, April 23, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Edmonton
    • 5
    Register

    Conflict management coaching, also known as conflict coaching, is a specialized niche in the field of coaching and conflict management.  It is a one-on-one technique, in which a trained coach assists people to effectively manage specific disputes or prevent unnecessary ones. Conflict management coaching also helps clients to strengthen their competence to more effectively engage in conflict.

    This specialized coaching process has wide application in organizational, family and other contexts - for coaching people to independently manage their disputes, to more effectively engage in challenging communications, and to participate with more confidence in mediation or other ADR processes.

    The outcomes of this workshop are that participants will gain:

    • the theory, principles and methods specific to the CINERGY® model of conflict management coaching;
    • an introduction to and basic working knowledge of conflict management coaching using the CINERGY® model;
    • an understanding of the types of skills required to provide conflict management coaching;
    • experience of the coaching model as a coach, ‘client’ and observer;
    • knowledge of the applications of this technique; and
    • suggested documents and information about the logistics of conflict management coaching.

    April 20-23, 2020 (Mon-Thurs) 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

    Attendance for all 4 days is mandatory

    Total Credit Hours: 29

    Location
    Millbourne Market Mall
    #225, Tower 1,
    3697 Millwoods Road NW
    Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

    Instructor: Cinnie Noble

    Class Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm daily

    Prerequisites: none

    Pre-course Reading: Participants are asked to purchase Conflict Management Coaching: The CINERGY Model and read chapters 2 and 4 prior to the first day of the class.

    Options to purchase the book can be found at: http://www.cinergycoaching.com/conflict-management-coaching-cinergy-model/  

    ______________________________________________________________________________

    Full payment is due 30 days  before class starts. 

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

    30 days before the start of the course or less, payment is due upon registration.


    • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Calgary, location TBA
    • 18
    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.

    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.


    Lunch will not be provided (more details will be provided upon confirmation of training venue).


    Location: Calgary, location TBA



    Cost: $350 until March 21st (Early Bird Rate)

               $395 After March 21st (Regular Rate)

    * 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 or contact education@adralberta.com.

    • Monday, April 27, 2020
    • Tuesday, May 26, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Edmonton, Millbourne Market Mall #225, Tower 1, 3697 Millwoods Road NW
    • 15
    Register

    This program is designed to provide relevant, hands-on and practical information and give an introduction to the arbitration process. This course is nationally accredited by the ADR Institute of Canada.

    Part 1: April 27, 28 & 29 (Mon-Wed)
    Part 2: May 25 & 26 (Mon-Tues)  

    Attendance for all 5 days is mandatory

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    • This course requires 2-4 hours of pre-course reading.  Students are sent the pre-course reading (via email) to complete before the start of the course.   It is important to complete this pre-course reading.
    • This course is presented by lectures, in-class exercises, and group discussions.   Please be prepared for homework each night.   
    • Students are evaluated on the writing of an Arbitration Award based on a case study.  In addition to the 15-30 hours students should budget for writing the Final Award, students should also expect to spend approximately 10-20 hours between Parts 1 & 2 on writing the Practice Award. This evaluation must be passed to receive a certificate of course completion.
    Instructors: 
    Michelle Simpson

    Class Times: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

    Location:

    Millbourne Market Mall

    #225, Tower 1, 3697 Millwoods Road NW

    Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

    Prerequisites: none

    For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.

    • Friday, May 01, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Saturday, May 02, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Edmonton
    • 15
    Register

    This advanced mediation course prepares mediators to manage aspects of high conflict mediations, including safety screening, dealing with parties experiencing poor mental health, addictions issues, and/or high conflict behaviours.   Mediators will be equipped with the tools to determine whether to proceed, and to mediate what can be high conflict discussions.

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


    Dates: 
    May 1 & 2, 2020 (Fri-Sat)
    Attendance for both days is mandatory

    Registration Deadline: April 17, 2020

    Total Credit Hours: 14

    Location
    Millbourne Market Mall
    #225, Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW 
    Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6


    Instructor:  Judith Lake & Joanne Munro

    Class Times: 8:30-4:30 daily

    Pre-Course: Students will be sent pre-course reading approximately two weeks before the start of the course.  Pre-course includes reading 2-3 journal articles as well as to become familiar with the ADR Canada Codes of Conduct and Ethics.

    Prerequisites: National Introductory Mediation

    • Tuesday, May 05, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton ADRIA Office, #225 Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW
    • 18
    Register

    An ADRIA Public Offering



    This course is designed to build an understanding of bullying (relational aggression) from macro, meso, and micro levels so managers, supervisors, HR, and employees have a better understanding of bullying, and what to do about it in the moment and after the fact.

    Students will learn about current legislation, about workplace processes and responsibilities, what bullying behaviors look like, and how these behaviours affect the workplace at the organizational and individual levels.  Students will also learn practical skills for addressing bullying behaviours in the moment as targets and as bystanders, as well as what can happen after the dust settles and everyone is returning to work. 

    Objectives:


    Students will be introduced to bullying, concepts, legislation, and processes available, as well as skills to manage and halt bullying and restore relationships after the fact.

    • Learn about the policy environment in Alberta and the processes that are available
    • Understand why people bully and how people are affected by bullying
    • Recognize that in instances of bullying perception and reality are often one in the same
    • Learn how to uncover bullying and bullying behaviours
    • Learn key skills associated with witnessing and halting bullying behaviours
    • Understand possible approaches to restoring the environment after bullying has ended

    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.  When people learn about bullying and understand what they can do about it, they may become effective interveners.


    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).


    Coffee/tea and snacks will be provided. Lunch will not be provided, but there is a fridge and microwave for student use. A Safeway and food court is located downstairs on the main level of the mall. There is a Subway and Tim Hortons nearby.


    Location: ADRIA Classroom, #225 Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW (inside Millbourne Mall), Edmonton


    Cost: $350 until April 5th (Early Bird Rate)

               $395 After April 5th (Regular Rate)


    * 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 or contact education@adralberta.com.


    • Thursday, May 07, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton ADRIA Classroom, #225 Tower 1, 3697 Millwoods Rd NW
    • 21
    Register

    This program combines a three day workplace restoration offering with a two day health and fairness assessment process. Enroll and better equip yourself to practice workplace conflict management in all its varieties.

    Top 5 reasons to attend:

    1. Transform troubled workplaces with this practical formula
    2. Understand how workplace culture and conflict works
    3. Address new workplace health and safety laws
    4. Improve Workplace health
    5. Guide your workforce to success with an innovative tool kit

    Choose to take the first three days as a Mediation Certificate (approved by ADRIC for 24 hours of Advanced Mediation Training), the last two days as WFA Certification, or choose both for the entire workshop.

    Instructors: 
    Blaine Donais & Michelle Phaneuf

    Blaine Donais is an internationally recognized expert if the field of Labour Relations and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is a labour lawyer, mediator, investigator, facilitator and systems designer. He holds both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Law and is a Chartered Mediator. Blaine has worked as union staff for 20 years and has been a member and leader in unions for 35 years.

    Michelle Phaneuf provides knowledge and experience that help today's companies manage transformational improvement in working relationships and foster a psychologically healthy environment with engaged an productive employees. By leveraging strong facilitation and coaching skills, and a mediator's toolbox of strategies and processes,  Michelle can support organizations to plan and execute programs of workplace fairness.

    May 7-9 - Part 1 (Workplace Restoration)  (Thurs-Sat)
    May 11-12 - Part 2 (Health & Fairness Assessment Training) (Mon-Tues)


    Cost:


    3-Day Workplace Restoration:

    ADRIA Members: $1550 + GST

    Non-Members: $1650 + GST


    2-Day Workplace Fairness Analyst Certification:

    ADRIA Members: $1050 + GST

    Non-Members: $1125 + GST


    5-Day Full Program:

    ADRIA Members: $2500 + GST

    Non-Members: $2775 + GST


    *There is an additional $200 + GST one time certification fee for those seeking to become registered as "Workplace Fairness Analysts" with the Workplace Fairness Institute.


    Location:
    ADRIA Classroom

    #225, Tower 1

    3697 Mill Woods Road NW

    Edmonton, AB

    Class Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily


    Prerequisites: Mediation training is beneficial but not required

    Note: a catered lunch is provided. 

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    • Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Calgary, location TBA
    • 18
    Register

    An ADRIA Public Offering



    This course is designed to build an understanding of bullying (relational aggression) from macro, meso, and micro levels so managers, supervisors, HR, and employees have a better understanding of bullying, and what to do about it in the moment and after the fact.

    Students will learn about current legislation, about workplace processes and responsibilities, what bullying behaviors look like, and how these behaviours affect the workplace at the organizational and individual levels.  Students will also learn practical skills for addressing bullying behaviours in the moment as targets and as bystanders, as well as what can happen after the dust settles and everyone is returning to work. 

    Objectives:


    Students will be introduced to bullying, concepts, legislation, and processes available, as well as skills to manage and halt bullying and restore relationships after the fact.

    • Learn about the policy environment in Alberta and the processes that are available
    • Understand why people bully and how people are affected by bullying
    • Recognize that in instances of bullying perception and reality are often one in the same
    • Learn how to uncover bullying and bullying behaviours
    • Learn key skills associated with witnessing and halting bullying behaviours
    • Understand possible approaches to restoring the environment after bullying has ended

    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.  When people learn about bullying and understand what they can do about it, they may become effective interveners.


    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).


    .Lunch will not be provided.


    Location: Calgary, location TBA


    Cost: $350 until April 13th (Early Bird Rate)

               $395 After April 13th (Regular Rate)


    * 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 or contact education@adralberta.com.


    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton ADRIA Office, #225 Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW
    • 18
    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.


    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.


    Coffee/tea and snacks will be provided. Lunch will not be provided, but there is a fridge and microwave for student use. A Safeway and food court is located downstairs on the main level of the mall. There is a Subway and Tim Hortons nearby.


    Location: ADRIA Classroom, #225 Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW (inside Millbourne Mall), Edmonton


    Cost: $550 until April 20th (Early Bird Rate)

               $595 After April 20th (Regular Rate)


    * 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 or contact education@adralberta.com.


    • Tuesday, May 26, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Wednesday, May 27, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Calgary, location TBA
    • 18
    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.


    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.


    Lunch will not be provided (more details will be provided when training venue is confirmed).


    Location: Calgary, location TBA


    Cost: $550 until April 26th (Early Bird Rate)

               $595 After April 26th (Regular Rate)


    * 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 or contact education@adralberta.com.


    • Thursday, May 28, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 02, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Edmonton
    • 16
    Register

    This course will provide you with a brief and broad overview of consensus building and consensus decision making processes.

    Course Description and Details

    Part 1: May 28, 29 & 30, 2020 (Thurs-Sat)
    Part 2: June 1 & 2, 2020 (Mon-Tues)
    Attendance for all 5 days is mandatory

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    Location
    Millbourne Market Mall
    #225, Tower 1, 3697 Millwoods Road NW 
    Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

    Instructor: Bill Diepeveen & Michael Scheidl

    Class Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm daily

    Prerequisites: None.  However, it is strongly recommended that students complete Communications in ADR (or equivalent) before starting this part of the certificate program in order to fully benefit from the course.

    Certificate Requirements: Students must complete both the Communications in ADR and the Consensus Decision-Making courses in order to complete the requirements for the Certificate in Consensus Decision-Making.

    Full payment is due 30 days  before class starts. 

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

    30 days before the start of the course or less, payment is due upon registration.

    • Thursday, June 04, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Saturday, June 06, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Millbourne Market Mall #225, Tower 1, 3697 Millwoods Road NW Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6
    • 16
    Register

    Students can choose to take the one-day Restorative Justice course, the two-day Peacemaking Circles course, or take both (Restorative Practices). 

    Part 1 - Restorative Justice

    This one-day introduction to Restorative Justice and its application in the criminal justice system provides an overview of the values, goals and principles guiding victim-offender dialogue.

    June 4, 2020 (Thursday)

    Total Credit Hours: 7

    Location: 

    Millbourne Market Mall
    #225, Tower 1,
    3697 Millwoods Road NW
    Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

    Instructor: Joanne Munro

    Class Times:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Prerequisites: None

    Recommended Reading:  The Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr

    Part 2 - Peacemaking Circles

    This two-day training will provide participants with an overview of how peacemaking circles are being used in a wide variety of settings to restore workplaces, families, faith groups, schools and non-profit organizations, to name just a few. Participants will learn how to design proactive and responsive circles and will have the opportunity to co-facilitate a circle.

    June 5 & 6, 2020 (Friday-Saturday)

    Total Credit Hours: 14

    Prerequisites: None

    Recommended Reading:  The Little Book of Circle Processes by Kay Pranis

    • Tuesday, July 07, 2020
    • Thursday, July 16, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Edmonton
    • 17
    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.

    Part 1: July 7-9, 2020 (Tues-Thurs)
    Part 2: July 14-16, 2020 (Tues-Thurs)
    Attendance for all 6 days is mandatory

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    Location
    Millbourne Market Mall
    #225, Tower 1,
    3697 Millwoods Road NW
    Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

    Instructors: Tammy Borowiecki & Judith Munro

    Class Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm daily

    Prerequisites: none

    Pre-course Reading: You will be sent pre-course reading approximately 2 weeks before the start of the course.  If you have a government email address, consider changing to a personal email address such as gmail, outlook, yahoo, shaw, telus, etc.

    Homework: You will have homework each evening (approx. 2 hours) as well as, in between parts 1 & 2. 

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    Full payment is due 30 days  before class starts. 

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

    30 days before the start of the course or less, payment is due upon registration.

    • Tuesday, July 21, 2020
    • Thursday, July 30, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Edmonton
    • 14
    Register

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

    Part 1: July 21-23, 2020  (Tues-Thurs)
    Part 2: July 28-30, 2020  (Tues-Thurs)
    Attendance for all 6 days is mandatory

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    Location
    Millbourne Market Mall
    #225, Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW
    Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

    Instructor: Joanne Munro

    Class Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm daily

    Prerequisites:  Communications in ADR

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

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    Full payment is due 30 days  before class starts. 

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

    30 days before the start of the course or less, payment is due upon registration.


    • Friday, September 11, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Saturday, September 12, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Edmonton
    • 9
    Register

    This two-day intensive mediation role-play training is designed to help you get to the next level of skill integration. Expect to be challenged.

    More Details

    September 11 &12, 2020  (Friday & Saturday)
    Attendance for both days is mandatory

    Total Credit Hours: 16

    Location
    Millbourne Market Mall
    #225, Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW
    Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

    Instructor: TBD

    Class Times: 8:30am - 5:30pm daily

    Prerequisites:  National Introductory Mediation and application (applications close 30 days before the start of the course)

    Cost: Application is free of charge.  Successful applicants will be emailed an invoice ($750 + GST).

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    Full payment is due 30 days  before course starts. 

    30 days before the start of the course or less, payment is due upon registration.

    Withdrawals 21-15 days before the start of the course are subject to a withdrawal fee of 50% of the course fee. 

    Withdrawals 14 days or less before the start of the course will not be eligible for refunds, transfers, or credit.

    • Monday, September 14, 2020
    • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Calgary
    • 18
    Register

    This program is designed to provide relevant, hands-on and practical information and give an introduction to the arbitration process. This course is nationally accredited by the ADR Institute of Canada.

    Part 1: September 14, 15 & 16, 2020 (Mon-Wed)
    Part 2: October 19 & 20, 2020(Mon-Tues)  

    Attendance for all 5 days is mandatory

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    • This course requires 2-4 hours of pre-course reading.  Students are sent the pre-course reading (via email) to complete before the start of the course.   It is important to complete this pre-course reading.
    • This course is presented by lectures, in-class exercises, and group discussions.   Please be prepared for homework each night.   
    • Students are evaluated on the writing of an Arbitration Award based on a case study.  In addition to the 15-30 hours students should budget for writing the Final Award, students should also expect to spend approximately 10-20 hours between Parts 1 & 2 on writing the Practice Award. This evaluation must be passed to receive a certificate of course completion.
    Instructors: 
    TBD

    Class Times: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

    Location:
    TBD

    Prerequisites: none

    For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.

    • Friday, September 18, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Saturday, September 19, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Calgary
    • 9
    Register