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ADRIA's specialized training can be used for professional development to enhance your ADR skill set, or to complete a Program Certificate in Conflict Leadership.

If you do not see the course that interests you scheduled, please see the Expression of Interest Form for that course:

Expression of Interest Form: Specialized Training Courses

Conflict Coaching - Conflict Management Strategies & Skills for the Individual

This four day course will introduce students to a unique coaching model that marries the field of coaching with the field of ADR. You will learn how a coach provides individuals with the opportunity to develop insight into their own dispute resolution style and possible contribution to unproductive interactions. 

Mediation Case Development

This two-day course is a must for those who wish to mediate in their workplace, or in private practice. Participants learn what types of disputes are suitable for mediation, gain an understanding of how to educate the disputants on the process procedural set-up, commitment, expectations, and understand the stumbling blocks that can come up during mediation. Mediation training is a prerequisite.

Multi-Party Mediation

This three-day course is designed to help people who are interested in using their skills to bring individuals, industry, governments, and other agencies together to develop unique, collaborative solutions to complex problems. Mediation training is a prerequisite.

Oil & Gas Fundamentals for Conflict Management Practitioners

This two-day course is for those who work with oil and gas related negotiations and conflicts and who would like to have a better understanding of the industry technical jargon and how things work in the oil and gas industry both corporately and in the field. Mediation training is a prerequisite.

Restorative Practices

This three-day course provides training in restorative justice practices, including circles, and will describe the various ways in which restorative practices can bring people together to connect and, in a deeply meaningful way, solve problems and address harm that arises from conflict. No prerequisite training is required.

Separation and Divorce Mediation: Foundations, Parenting Plans, and Child Support

This five-day course prepares mediators to manage a separation or divorce mediation from the time of initial contact, to creation of a mediated agreement, including parenting plans and child support.

Separation & Divorce Mediation: Spousal Support and Division of Property

Determining future financial support and separating property can be challenging for parties, and wrought with uncertainty and high emotion. This course provides an overview of the federal and provincial legislation that governs the calculation of spousal support and the division of property when couples separate.

High Conflict Mediation

Mediators working in Separation and Divorce and other High Conflict mediations need to understand and manage emotional intensity and challenges specific to this area of practice. This course prepares mediators to manage aspects of high conflict mediations, including safety screening, dealing with parties experiencing poor mental health, addictions issues, and/or domestic violence.   Mediators will be equipped with the tools to determine whether to proceed, and to mediate what can be high conflict discussions.

Preliminary Hearings & Hearings for Arbitration

These one-day courses are designed to provide students with practical interactive training in preliminary hearings and hearings for arbitration.  Students will have an opportunity to practice and role-play aspects of arbitration procedures. 

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3697 Millwoods Road NW 
Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

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