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Consensus Decision-Making Certificate Program


Are you involved in multi-party consultation or public engagement? Want to build the skills to bring stakeholders together to find creative solutions? Earn a Certificate in Consensus Decision-Making. 

Developed by the ADR Institute of Alberta, the Consensus Decision Making Certificate Program, provides participants with the skills necessary to achieve collaborative decisions through consensus building.  

Robyn Jacobsen completed the Consensus Decision Making program and describes how it was fundamental in her development of a strong foundation in collaborative, consensus processes.

"This way of doing business is more than just consultation. It provides a forum for participants to have meaningful discussions and to engage in conflict in a constructive way. Participants can discuss and test ideas without prejudice and then build solutions together… Everyone has a unique piece of the puzzle and everyone’s interests are addressed, creating shared ownership and buy-in to the final agreement."

Read more about her experience on our blog.

Jay White, the President & CEO of Aquality Environmental Consulting Ltd. in Edmonton, reflected on the Consensus Decision Making course. 

"Every aspect of my day to day business interactions have been improved by this course. In particular, Critical Skills for Resolving Conflict was eye-opening, and quite frankly, life changing. The Four Tongues and Four Ears/Listening for Understanding is something I use every day and reference often. I have referred my staff to most of the modules in the course. Overall, the most important lesson I learned was to listen for understanding, and speak to be understood."

Read more about his experience on our blog.

What are the benefits of Consensus Decision Making?

  • Forge agreement among diverse groups.
  • Solve complex issues with a range of concerns and interests.
  • Compel people to develop creative outcomes that are mutually acceptable to everyone.
  • Opportunity to integrate economic, social, community and environmental interests for truly sustainable outcomes. 
  • Decisions are more likely to be implemented, tend to be longer lasting, more sustainable than other forms of decisions.

The Consensus Decision-Making Certificate Program is a two part program:

  1. Communications in ADR forms the foundation of healthy communications skills. 
  2. Consensus Decision-Making will develop your theory and skills in the consensus decision-making process. 
Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to learn theory as well as practice the skills they've learned through role plays. 


Upcoming Courses

    • Thursday, February 07, 2019
    • Saturday, March 02, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Edmonton
    • 0

    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.

    February 7 - 9 - Part 1  (Thurs-Sat)
    February 28 - March 2 - 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: 
    Judith Lake & Tammy Borowiecki

    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.


    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • Saturday, March 16, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Calgary
    • 15
    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.

    February 21-23 - Part 1  (Thurs-Sat)
    March 14-16 - Part 2  (Thurs-Sat)
    Attendance for all 6 days is mandatory

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    Location
    Alberta Security College
    1107-53 Avenue NE,
    Calgary, Alberta, 
    T2E 6X9

    Instructor: 
    Mark Donovan

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

    Prerequisites: none

    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.


    • Thursday, May 30, 2019
    • Tuesday, June 04, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Edmonton
    • 12
    Register

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

    Course Description and Details

    May 30-June 1 - Part 1  (Thurs-Sat)
    Jun 3-4 - Part 2  (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

    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.

    • Tuesday, July 02, 2019
    • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Edmonton
    • 18
    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.

    July 2-4 - Part 1  (Tues-Thurs)
    July 9-11 - Part 2  (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: 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.

    ______________________________________________________________________________

    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.

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Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

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