Who Should Participate
Objectives and Benefits
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 1 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 online member forum for Online Practice Sessions to connect with other members, request role-players from anywhere in the province, offer to role-play for others, and suggest times. Note that all 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, your role-players will be invoiced. You should receive a confirmation email within approximately three days.
You will be sent your role-play information by email once all participant slots have been filled and payments have been collected.
Sign up for an Online Practice Session
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.
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