The ADR Institute of Canada is calling for nominees for the Lionel J. McGowan Awards of Excellence in Dispute Resolution.
The awards are named in recognition and honour of Lionel J. McGowan, the first Executive Director of the Arbitrators’ Institute of Canada. The presentation of the McGowan Awards will take place at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting to be held in St. John's, Newfoundland, October 18-20, 2017.
There are two awards: one which recognizes outstanding contribution to the support, development and success of the ADR Institute of Canada, and/or development of alternative dispute resolution nationally, and one which recognizes contribution to a Regional Affiliate and within a Region.
Regional Award of Excellence
This award is for an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and success of the Regional Affiliate of the ADR Institute of Canada, either by a short-term exceptional effort or through constant contributions over a long period of time, or has contributed significantly to the promotion and development of ADR within the region. Note that simply being a member for many years, being on a board or committee for many years, or carrying out one’s own ADR practice do not apply toward the award.
National Award of Excellence
This award is similar to the Regional award, but given for contributions to the ADR Institute of Canada. A candidate’s contributions to the support, development and/or progress of the ADR Institute of Canada and its policies and programs, and to promotion of ADR on a national scale, would be relevant. Professional ADR teaching, hearing ADR cases and other ADR practice activities do not qualify. Similarly, simply being on the Board of the ADR Institute of Canada does not qualify unless it included major contributions to the Institute through development of the Institute’s structure, National-Regional relationships, national programs or materials, funding, or other significant Institute initiatives.
Nominations will be accepted until Friday, September 1, 2017.
You are encouraged to submit nominations at any time prior to this date.
Please send nominations in the form of a letter explaining why you feel your nominee should be recognized, to the McGowan Nomination Committee at the ADR Institute’s national office, by fax or email.
McGowan Nomination Committee ADR Institute of Canada
234 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 407
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1K5
Fax: 416-901-4736 firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDER - CALL FOR SPEAKERS FOR ADRIC 2017
The ADRIC 2017: ADR & Access to Justice Annual National Conference will be held in St. John's NL, October 19-20, 2017.
If you are interested in speaking, the ADRIC 2017 Conference Committee invites members to submit a proposal.
Click below for more information and the link to submit your proposal:
Proposal Submission Deadline: Monday June 12, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET.
Canada’s largest, most prestigious and most important ADR event™.
The ADR Institute of Canada’s AGM & Annual National Conference is Canada’s largest, most prestigious and most important ADR event; every major firm and company with an interest in reaching those in the field will want to be associated.
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Presented by The Canadian Club of Edmonton
The Canadian Club of Edmonton will host The Honourable Acting Chief Justice J.D. Rooke for a luncheon presentation on current issues facing the Court of Queen’s Bench
Date and Time
Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017
11:30 to 1:30
Pre-registration by September 3 is appreciated.
An ADRIA Event in partnership with FOAJ
Understanding the complexities of Conflict and Crisis that accompanies a diagnosis of PTSD. Self-mediation can change the effects in a real and positive manner. An update on a 40-month study that focuses on Interpersonal Conflict Resolution, Equine Therapy and Meaning Centred Therapy.
About the Speaker
STEVE CRITCHLEY CD, C.Med
Steve Critchley is a practicing mediator with international experience. He has taught mediation programs overseas in the UK, Italy, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and Dubai.
Steve spent 28 years as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. He was a Basic Training Instructor as well as an Advanced Leadership Instructor. He was deployed to Egypt, Cyrus and Bosnia. During the Bosnian war, Steve witnessed human conflict at its worst. His experiences included negotiating with armed belligerents and establishing small local areas of trust and cooperation. Steve developed a belief that people can work together to achieve realistic and positive results.
Steve was also included in a select group from the Canadian Military to undergo Mediation training as part of a pilot program co-coordinated by the Executive Director for Conflict Management responsible to the Department of National Defence and the Federal Government. After completing the assignment of authoring a paper on Mediation, Steve achieved the third phase of the Mediator Qualification Program in July 2000.
Steve has been involved in mediations in Alberta Civil Court, private mediations between land owners and multi national energy companies, a $500m law suite, workplace harassment, abuse of authority, at Federal, Provincial and municipal governments.
Steve along with Jim Marland cofounded Can Praxis in 2011 and continues their work with Veterans and First Responders along with their families overcoming PTSD and OSI. After working with over 200 couples dealing with PTSD Steve has in-depth experience working with the Crisis and Conflict the injury brings to their everyday life.
Please register online and then pay at the door. Cash or cheque only (cheques made out to the Danish Canadian Club). ADRIA member rate is $25 and the non-member rate is $35.
Danish Canadian Club, 727-11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta
An ADRIA Event in partnership with FOAJ
Access to information and protection of privacy are of fundamental importance to ensuring transparent and accountable government, and the dignity and integrity of the individual. As such, they have been characterized as “quasi-constitutional” rights. The Commissioner will speak about the role of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner in upholding Alberta’s three access and privacy laws, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), the Health Information Act (HIA) and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). The Commissioner will also provide an update on some recent cases of interest, as well as issues and challenges arising.
About the Presenter
Jill Clayton was sworn in as Alberta’s third Information and Privacy Commissioner on February 1, 2012.
Ms. Clayton began her career with Alberta’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) in 2004 as a portfolio officer with the team responsible for ensuring oversight and compliance with Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). She served as acting director, PIPA, from 2007 to 2008 and director, PIPA, from 2008 to 2011. In June of 2010 Ms. Clayton was appointed Assistant Commissioner, responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of amendments to PIPA, particularly mandatory breach notification requirements.
Prior to her service with the OIPC Ms. Clayton worked as a privacy consultant, providing services to public- and private-sector clients, primarily in the health care, oil and gas, telecommunications and non-profit sectors. She also worked for the Bethany Care Society as manager, planning and performance measurement, from 2001 to 2002 and records management co-ordinator from 1998 to 2000.
Buffet Royale, 12866 Fort Road Edmonton, AB T5A 1B1
RegistrationPlease register in advance. Payment at the door. Cash only, please.
Presented by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
More and more employers recognize the business case for diversity and inclusion and are actively encouraged to hire newcomers into their organizations. However, they often experience some challenges when recruiting and integrating immigrants into their workplaces such as language skills, foreign credentials and work experience. In this session, our diversity and inclusion expert, Zakeana Reid, will share with you some tools and knowledge you need to get your organization results.
Zakeana Reid, CHRP is the Director, Western Canada for CCDI. During her career, Zakeana has had the opportunity to influence and design programs within Recruitment and Training to promote and encourage diversity within the companies as well as manage the Employment Equity Programs and Plans. Zakeana brings over 7 years of work experience in the areas of Equity and Diversity, from performing annual LEEP audits to analyzing data and finally creating programs for companies embracing diversity and inclusion. In 2011, she proudly received Morrison Hershfield’s honourable mention award for Best Workplace for Diversity, presented by Alberta Venture’s Alberta’s Best Workplaces.
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Presented by People for People
World-class keynote speakers and leading-edge thinkers will stretch your knowledge, transform your work, challenge your assumptions and open you to discover new opportunities through an inspiring, content-rich two-day program. The eighth annual People for People Conference gives you progressive leadership, communication, and conflict resolution tools and strategies.
“This conference is amazing! I have attended two years in a row and have thoroughly
enjoyed both years. The organization and attention to detail are second to none – top
notch speakers and great content throughout. I attend a number of conferences every
year but wouldn’t miss out on this one.” -Clint Docken, Docken & Company Class Action Lawyers
“The People for People Conference was one of the very best conferences I have been to in my professional career. The ‘people first’ approach to leadership which was interwoven through all of the workshops really resonated with me. As a leader in my organization, there were a number of tangible, and practical tools that I took away from the conference.” -Amina Deiab, Government of Alberta
Regular On-Site Registration Rate:
Early Bird Rate – for 2-Day Conference including Breakfast, Lunches and Wine & Cheese:
Early Bird for ADRIA with Promo Code:
For more information about People for People, please see the website.
Presented by Alberta family Mediation Society
This one-day course will be a great jumping off point for those just starting out in the industry, or will compliment and improve your current mediation business practices.
Topic areas will include:
You’ll spend many days with people in trauma; caring effectively for you is caring effectively for them.
Mediators, Arbitrators, Lawyers, Psychologists, Social Workers, Coaches, and Parenting Coordinators in private practice will find this workshop practical, creative and highly valuable*.
*This course will count as 6 hours towards your AFMS continuing education credits.
About the Presenter:
Jane Warren spent 13 years creating, building and honing a successful, Calgary-based, divorce mediation practice. She worked with 100s of couples, created a practice that complemented her lifestyle, and grew her referral sources to be largely word of mouth from past clients (the perfect marketing department!). With a strong business background, and being neither a lawyer nor a counsellor, she created her practice from a non-traditional starting point and grew it into a thriving endeavour through business practices that worked for her, her clients and her prospective clients.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
9am to 4pm*
(Followed by the AFMS AGM and a Wine and Cheese Social)
Kahanoff Centre, Suite 200, 105 12th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1A1
Paid street parking or parking lot
Cost: $250.00 (no GST)
Registration: Please contact email@example.com for registration details.
Presented by Cannabis at Work
Day One Conference (8am-4:30pm):
Medical marijuana is a rapidly changing topic and has great implications for workplaces. Managing medical marijuana in the workplace is complex and requires specialized knowledge of medical cannabis, workplace policy and case law. Approaching recreational legalization adds another layer of challenges. This conference brings together a team of workplace experts to ensure you have the tools to mitigate risk in your organization.
Day Two: Master Class (10am-3:30pm):
The Master Class is a small group, facilitated “working” class. SPACE IS LIMITED. In this workshop we will do a deep dive on your Drug & Alcohol Policy to ensure it is cannabis compliant. Participants will leave with a new draft of their policy. Participants will also leave with business processes for managing medical and recreational cannabis disclosures.
You can register for day one, or day one and two combined. Live stream is only available on day one.
Alison McMahon, Cannabis At Work
Dr. Sana-Ara Ahmed
Jason Sheehy, SureHire
PJ Barclay, DriveAble
Colin Fetter, Brownlee LLP
Jason Fleming, MedReleaf
For more information about Cannabis at Work, please see the website.
Tuesday October 3, 2017
9am to 4pm
(Followed by a Wine and Cheese Social)
Providence Renewal Centre, 3005 119 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 5R5
“What flows through your mind sculpts your brain. Thus, you can use your mind to change your brain for the better – which will benefit your whole being, and every other person whose life you touch. By changing your brain, you can change your life.”
~ Rick Hanson, Author of the Buddha’s Brain.
In this workshop, you will learn to connect the dots between your brain’s wiring, the latest neuroscience and mindfulness as a way to create change that will transform your life. Mental activity sculpts the brain and it’s no joke that we are creating our realities in every moment with every thought. Through mindfulness, you can begin to release the grip of old patterns of response and form new pathways of positive habits and behaviours.
Come and engage your whole brain – that’s right, both your left and your right brain, in a mindful workout. Here’s what you can expect:
Join me for some brain changing, life changing fun!
Kelly Lynch is a certified leadership coach and facilitator based in Calgary. Kelly’s leadership roles inside some of the world’s largest organizations inspired her to build a professional coaching and leadership development practice that helps individuals identify, integrate and actualize their natural strengths as leaders.
Kelly leverages the brain’s neuroplasticity with the art of mindfulness as a doorway to re-wiring for greater success, well-being and creativity. Kelly enhances individual and team performance and productivity through the lens of nature, neuroscience and mindfulness combined with ancient wisdom teachings.
One of Kelly’s passions is deeply rooted in a creative leadership exploration that examines the brain in nature – this includes co-designing and building experiential, nature-based programs and retreats across Canada and the United States.
Kelly is also a volunteer coach with the United Nations.
Presented by The Association for Conflict Resolution
It is an absolute pleasure to invite you to this annual gathering of practitioners, scholars, students, and other individuals committed to increasing the opportunities for those in conflict to engage in a process for resolving or managing it constructively. This is your premiere opportunity for networking with colleagues, enhancing your skills, and learning about the latest trends that are influencing the field. The conference committee has worked hard to craft a diverse program that promises an engaging experience for all participants.
One way to enrich your experience during the conference is to contribute as a conference volunteer. ACR depends on volunteers for many of our efforts and the conference is one example of how our members’ contributions further the mission and vision of ACR. Volunteering for the conference not only provides the opportunity to contribute to the association, it also opens up another avenue to create deeper connections among your colleagues at ACR.
To learn more about volunteering at the Conference, click here.
For those who cannot attend the Association for Conflict Resolution’s (ACR) 2017 Annual Conference live, a virtual track has been created. Building on last year's success, we are adding a Wednesday session and two full days to the track. Those participating in this track will have access to a chat room where you will discuss the sessions with both virtual track participants and those in Dallas. There will be live streaming, tweets, wandering the halls, asking people who they'd like to say hello to and more.
The World Mediation Organization invites you to join and to actively participate in the WMO Symposium - Berlin 2017, the 12th edition of its kind, dealing with: Integrated Mediation and Conflict Studies of International Interest.
For full event details on the World Mediation Organization website.
Conflict Resolution Day is an international celebration held on the third Thursday in October every year. In Alberta, a committee of representatives from both provincial government and community dispute resolution programs work together to support and promote events across the province.
Presented by the International Institute for Restorative Practices
Today’s world is more connected and interdependent than at any other time in human history. Global communications, migration and technology are bringing an ever-greater diversity of people into direct contact. How we learn and teach must adapt to this changing landscape to positively shape the civil society of the future. This conference will bring a special focus on emerging ideas, leaders and visions for the future of learning.
Whether you are familiar with restorative practices or new to the field, you will find sessions to interest you, along with knowledgeable and enthusiastic colleagues to connect with. Choose from nearly 70 breakout sessions on topics related to restorative practices and learning, as well as restorative practices in justice, community and organizational settings.
DateOctober 23-25, 2017
Historic Hotel Bethlehem (437 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018, USA) and the IIRP Campus (544 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018, USA)
Presented by Alberta Restorative Justice Association
Save the Date: November 23-25, 2017
Call for PresentersWe are seeking proposals for sessions that reflect the theme ‘Reconciling Relationships.'
Sessions can be in one of three formats. Find out more by clicking on the workshop proposal form below.
Deadline for Submissions EXTENDED to Midnight, June 15th, 2017
Barb Barclay, Chair, Alberta Restorative Justice Association (ARJA) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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It all starts with terminology, learn the difference between sex and gender. The different terms that are associated with gender “training” in workplaces will also be discussed including gender sensitivity, gender equality, gender equity and gender intelligence, as well as genders other than male or female.
This informative session will address the myths and the research that runs contrary and the fundamental operation of gender in work decisions and processes.
The 2018 IIRP Canada Conference will focus on fostering restorative communities, organizations and systems. The call for presenters will open in early September.
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