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ADRIA supports students in integrating the communication and conflict resolution skills they learn in our training by offering Learner Sessions, Professional Development, Coach Lists, and Online Practice Sessions. 


Learner Sessions

Starting in October 2017 ADRIA started a new initiative to offer Learner Sessions, introducing new mediators to discussions on techniques and process. Learner Sessions are an opportunity for students and new mediators to take learning beyond the classroom and build a network of peers.  The first part of each session will have an initial topic for discussion with time for Q&A.  Following the discussion, you can form groups with your peers to practice your negotiation or mediation skills.  Each session is hosted by an experienced coach/mediator to answer your skills-based questions.

These sessions are offered at no cost however member registration is required.

We are proud to have these sessions sponsored by 



Upcoming Opportunities

    • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
    • 5:30 PM (MST)
    • Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (MST)
    • online
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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).

    *This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must to be available during session times listed without distraction. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone. 


    Location:

    online


    Dates:

    Series H: January 13, January 27, February 10, 2021

    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, January 21, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (MST)
    • Online Event
    • 425
    Register


    An ADRIA Event in partnership with FOAJ


    Hard Conversations:  Faith Communities & Shared Spaces


    Lunch and Learn

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

    Graham Singh offers his many years of personal experience with the re-purposing of historic churches and urban architecture into shared use community and business hubs.

    In tackling such projects, he has encountered many conflict situations - often deeply entrenched and linked to identity.  Can you mix congregations and circus performers?  Can a church building host different faiths, each seeking their own spiritual accommodations?  

    Where do spiritual, business and cultures interests collide, and what lessons can we learn from the often difficult conversations that ensue. 

    Graham offers some unique insights into the hard conversations that must be embraced if an lasting accommodation is to be reached, and the lessons learned here can be applied in many settings.


    Presenter:  GRAHAM SINGH

    Graham Singh is a graduate of the London School of Economics, Anglican Church minister, researcher and founding CEO of the Trinity Centres Foundation (TCF), a new national charity aimed at giving a renewed community vocation to Canada's heritage church properties. A native of Guelph, and having lived in Europe for over a decade, Singh now lives in Montreal with his wife Céline and 3 children where he now leads one of that city's oldest yet most widely shared heritage church buildings (St Jax). TCF delivers strategic consulting support to dozens of land-owning congregations across Canada, including properties in Edmonton & Calgary.  Published across Canada, Singh is a thought leader on the area of Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance.  As you might imagine, he has also gained some considerable experience in Dispute Resolution along the way.


    How to Access the Event

    Zoom Webinar Access Information will be emailed out to the email address you registered with the day before the event. If you have not received this information, please check your spam folder. If you still cannot find it, please email membership@adralberta.com and we will send you the login details.


    Luncheon Agenda:

    11:30 - 11:35 am - Join the webinar

    11:35 am - Introductions & Announcements & Presentation

    1:00 pm - End


    Registration

    Register by 4pm January 20th the day before the event.


    Cost

    There is no cost for this event.  



    Attendance at this luncheon counts for 2 CEE points towards ADRIC's designation renewal requirements, and is often accepted as one hour of training by other professional associations with continuous professional development programs.




    • Wednesday, February 03, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (MST)
    • ONLINE
    • 20
    Register


    An ADRIA Event


    Revisting the Process: A Review of What is Required in the Stages of Mediaton

    Join Gloria Lechky, C.Med for a  discussion of what is required in each of the 6 mediation stages with an opportunity for Q&A.

    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 24, 2021
    • 5:30 PM (MST)
    • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • online
    • 6
    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).

    *This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must to be available during session times listed without distraction. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone. 


    Location:

    online


    Dates:

    Series I: February 24, March 10, March 24, 2021

    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, March 03, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (MST)
    • ONLINE
    • 33
    Register


    An ADRIA Event


    Topic Information TBA

    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.


    • Friday, March 19, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (MDT)
    • Saturday, March 20, 2021
    • 5:30 PM (MDT)
    • Edmonton
    • 8
    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

    March 19-20, 2021  (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.

    • Wednesday, April 07, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 33
    Register


    An ADRIA Event


    Topic Information TBA

    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.


Past Events

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar - Finding Happiness - Or at Least Moments of Joy!
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 December Learner Session
Thursday, November 19, 2020 ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar - International Law, Reconciliation and the Road to War (The Law of War) presented by Naval Captain Bruce King
Wednesday, November 04, 2020 November Learner Session: Active Listening Skills Mini-Bootcamp
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 October Learner Session: Is it a Resolution or a Settlement?
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar - Therapeutic Jurisprudence
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar - Opening an Uncomfortable Conversation on Social Justice in Our Work
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar -Getting Ready for a Virtual Hearing
Thursday, June 18, 2020 ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar - National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 June Learner Session: Embracing Emotion in Mediation
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 May Learner Session - FREE - Caucus as a Tool in Mediation: When is it time to take a break?
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 ADRIA/FOAJ Luncheon Webinar - A Story of Survival
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 April Learner Session: Do We Stay or Do We Go? When to Terminate a Mediation Session
Thursday, March 12, 2020 Edmonton Luncheon: Contagious Courage!
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Calgary Luncheon: Self Care Practices That Work!
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 March Learner Session: Pre-Mediation Meetings
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Edmonton Luncheon: The Impact of Family Conflict on Children
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Calgary Luncheon: The Impact of Family Conflict on Children
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 February Learner Session: Roleplaying Challenges
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Edmonton Luncheon: Financial Health - A Strategy for Enjoying Life
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Calgary Luncheon: Financial Health - A Strategy for Enjoying Life
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Edmonton Luncheon: ADR Christmas Luncheon & Cider Tasting
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Calgary ADR Christmas Luncheon: Keep Your Happy in the Holidays!
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 December Learner Session: Creating the Options List - Stage 4 Work
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Calgary Luncheon - Arbitration Pitfalls & Misconceptions
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 November Learner Session: Probing Skills in Mediation
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 Edmonton Luncheon - How Not to Forget What You're Going to Learn This Afternoon
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Edmonton Luncheon: Defusing Conflict at Work and at Home
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Calgary Luncheon: Defusing Conflict at Work and at Home
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Edmonton Luncheon: National Defence - Integrated Conflict & Complaint Management Services
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Calgary Luncheon: National Defence - Integrated Conflict & Complaint Management Services
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Edmonton Luncheon: Cannabis & The Workplace
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Calgary Luncheon: Cannabis & the Workplace
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 June Learner Session: Active Listening Workshop
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Edmonton Luncheon: Use of Mediation/Arbitration/Investigation in Sports Disputes - Does it Really Work?
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Calgary Luncheon: Profits and Productivity
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Edmonton Luncheon: the Honourable Mary Moreau, Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Calgary Luncheon: The Beauty of Plain
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 April Learner Session: THIS IS NEW, WHAT DO I DO?
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Calgary Luncheon: An Introduction to Mindfulness
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 March Learner Session: (PANEL) The Path to Success as a Mediator
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 Edmonton Luncheon: Clearing the Fog: Plain Language Writing
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Edmonton Luncheon: Money & Conflict
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Calgary Luncheon: Money & Conflict
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 February Learner Session: Preparing for a Supervised Mock Mediation
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Edmonton Luncheon: ADR Christmas Luncheon & Networking Event
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Calgary Luncheon: ADR Christmas Luncheon & Networking Event
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 December Learner Session: The Words We Choose
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Edmonton Luncheon: Workplace Bullying & Mediation - is mediation an appropriate response?
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Calgary Luncheon: Workplace Bullying & Mediation - is mediation an appropriate response?
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 November Learner Session: Writing up the Mediated Agreement
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Calgary Luncheon: The Diversity Lens in ADR
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 October Learner Session: Comfort with Conflict
Thursday, September 13, 2018 Calgary Luncheon: Consulting on the Mandatory ADR Rule – A Conversation with Chief Justice Moreau
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Edmonton Luncheon: Consulting on the Mandatory ADR Rule – A Conversation with Chief Justice Moreau
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 September Learner Session: The Words We Choose
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Calgary Luncheon: Comparing Family Law Dispute Resolution Processes: The Bar Prefers to Collaborate!
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 June Learner Session: When Not to Mediate (Online ONLY)
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 May Learner Session: Ethics as a Guide in our Work
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Calgary Luncheon: Introduction to the Aga Khan Conciliation and Arbitration Board
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 April Learner Session: Active Listening Skills Mini-Bootcamp
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Edmonton Luncheon: Court-Connected ADR Programs and Initiatives in Alberta
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Calgary Luncheon: Court-Connected ADR programs and initiatives in Alberta
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Edmonton Luncheon: Assertive Communications for Conflict Resolution
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 CANCELLED: February Calgary Luncheon
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 February Learner Session: Hearing the Other Side of the Story
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Edmonton Luncheon: PTSD – Conflict and Crisis become part of daily life. Mediation can make a difference.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Calgary Luncheon: How Early Experiences Shape Brain Development, Learning, and Life-long Health
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Edmonton Luncheon: COLOUR ME . . . . just in time for Christmas gift giving!
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Calgary Luncheon: COLOUR ME . . . . just in time for Christmas gift giving!
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 December Learner Session: Sharing Your Techniques
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Calgary Luncheon: Why We Jump to Conclusions & How to Avoid It
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 November Learner Session: Managing Emotions
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Edmonton Luncheon: PTSD – Conflict and Crisis become part of daily life. Mediation can make a difference.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 October Learner Session: Self Awareness

Mediation Role-Play Intensive

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.

This training involves one hour of skill review and three back-to-back role plays each day. Over the course of the two-days, each person will be skilled twice and unskilled up to four times. For each role-play the mediator will be given one-hour to role-play, time for reflection, and 30 minutes of feedback from your coach. Role-players will also be expected to provide feedback on each role-play. Coaches will not hold back; feedback will be robust and comprehensive, intended to elevate your skill integration. If you are not interested in this intense format, please do not sign up.

This is not a beginner mediation role-play group. This is designed for students who have completed mediation training, are committed to practicing their mediation skills, and have already worked to integrate their skills outside the classroom.  The course has been created as an option for students who would like to participate with a committed group with direct coach feedback, in addition to any role-play practice groups or private coaching they are already a part of.

Students must apply to take this training in order to ensure that the group comprises participants that are at a similar level of training and expertise. When you have been approved, an invoice will be emailed, and you will be enrolled in the training.

More details and application

Edmonton Intensives

Calgary Intensives

  • No upcoming events

Private Coaching

After you have completed the Communications in ADR or the National Introductory Mediation course, you may wonder how to integrate your skills and move to the next level.  Many students decide to get together with their classmates to create practice groups.  This is a great idea to start building your skills and your professional network.  

Once you have practiced with your cohort, you are encouraged to engage a coach to help make sure you are not developing bad habits, neglecting key skills, and to bring you to the next level.  A coach can join a practice group to give general feedback, or can give role-play feedback and one-on-one coaching.  

Coaches can help you prepare for:

          • Communications in ADR reevaluations 
          • National Introductory Mediation reevaluations
          • Supervised Mock Mediations for a Q.Med designation 
          • Role-Play portion of a job application process
          • Or, if you have been out of practice for a while

Contact the Education department for a list of coaches in your area.  We also have coaches who can work with you online.

Coaches are private contractors and rates vary.  Please contact coaches for rates.

Online Practice Sessions

Using a web-based platform, learners can connect with each other from anywhere in the province to role-play negotiation or mediation scenarios while one of our experienced coaches observes and provides feedback and guidance. 

Register



Who Should Participate

Those who have taken Conflict Management or Mediation training who would like to practice their communication or mediation skills, or experienced mediators looking for feedback to hone their skills.

Objectives and Benefits

  • You can earn educational credit hours towards your designation in mediation or towards your Program Certificate in Conflict Leadership when you participate in an ADRIA online session as the mediator.  For each 1.5 hour session as mediator you will earn educational credit for 1 hour (up to a maximum of 10 credit hours)
  • Dates and times can be set around your schedule
  • You will be able to receive quality coaching and thorough practice at your convenience
  • The skilled mediator or negotiator will be guaranteed one full role-play from beginning to end
  • Everyone will be sent their roles ahead of time so that you are prepared before hand
  • The coach will be able to see all participants but their own camera will be off so that the mediation feels more realistic
  • Participants will be able to learn from a broader group of coaches and have an opportunity to make connections with other learners from all across the province
  • Role-players will have the opportunity to observe a variety of mediator styles and hear a range of valuable coach feedback

Participation Requirements

Learners will get the most out of these sessions if they have some conflict resolution or mediation training.

The web application used requires you to have a computer with an internet connection, web cam, headset (or microphone and speakers) and a basic comfort level with this type of technology.

How It Works

Using the Zoom online meeting system, participants are able to role-play a mediation or negotiation scenario from the convenience of their home.

All online practice sessions are coached by experienced mediators with a minimum of a Qualified Mediator designation. 

For negotiation role-plays, each session is 1½ hours, allowing for a 40 minute role-play, followed by feedback from the coach. For mediation roleplays, each session is 1½ hours allowing for one hour of role-play followed by feedback from the coach. 

If you want to be the skilled negotiator or mediator, it is your responsibility to arrange role player(s) and to choose a time that works for all of you. Make sure the date you pick is at least one week away to allow our staff time to find a coach. To help you find role players, you can use ADRIA's learner forum to connect with other members, request role-players from anywhere in the province, offer to role-play for others, and suggest times. Note that forum participants must be ADRIA members.

Once you have arranged role-players and have a date and time, please register and pay for your session online. Only the person who will be practicing as the mediator in the role-play needs to register - you will be asked to provide the names of your role-player(s) and the time and date you have agreed to. When ADRIA has confirmed a coach for your session, you will receive a confirmation email.

Session

Communication Skills or Negotiation



Mediation

Fees

Negotiator: $95



Mediator: $95


Timing

Total: 1.5 hours (40 minute role-play followed by feedback, questions, drills)



Total: 1.5 hours (1 hour role-play followed by feedback)

Materials

You can choose your own role-play or you can ask ADRIA to choose one for you and distribute to your role players.  

If you have specific materials or competencies you wish to cover in the role-play, please inform ADRIA when you register.

Sign up for an Online Practice Session

Find role players and organize a time for your practice session: 

Learner Forum

To register for a practice session as a skilled negotiator or mediator you will need the names of your role-player(s) and the time and date you have chosen for a practice session:

Register for a Practice Session

Resources

If you need a reminder, here is a copy of the facilitative Mediation Model.

Note that our online practice sessions do not qualify as a mediation or evaluation for the purposes of applying for an ADR Designation, but if you are working towards a Qualified Mediator Designation you can check the Qualified Mediator Supervised Mock Mediation form for the criteria you would be asked to demonstrate. If you are working towards a Chartered Mediator Designation, you can review the Chartered Mediator Assessment for the criteria you would be required to meet.

Alberta's association of mediators and arbitrators. 
Your source for ADR information and expertise.

Our main office is located in Edmonton:
#225, Tower 1
3697 Millwoods Road NW 
Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

Contact Us:

Toll Free: 1-800-232-7214
Edmonton area: (780) 433-4881
Fax: (780) 433-9024
Email: info@adralberta.com

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