In-Person Events

ADRIA's Organizational Members


This page is to share in-person events that may be of interest to the ADR community.


Upcoming Events

    • Thursday, June 29, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Belgravia Community Hall 11540 73 Avenue NW Edmonton AB T6G 0G1

    Presented by the Mediation & Restorative Justice Centre

    Save the Date: June 29th 

    Due to the overwhelming response for the Annual General Meeting on June 29th, the venue has been changed to accommodate the number of people and parking space.

    The Annual General Meeting will now take place at -

    Belgravia Community Hall 11540 73 Avenue NW Edmonton AB T6G 0G1

    Please note that the date and timing of the meeting remains unchanged. We look forward to meeting you on Thursday, June 29th, at 6:30pm!

    • Friday, July 07, 2017
    • Sunday, July 09, 2017
    • Franciscan Retreat Center Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Presented by Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Dispute Resolution Professionals LLC, and Regis University

    Save the Date: July 7-9

    Space is limited: Tracey@disputepro.com

    If you have further questions: th@hbc-law.net

    All Inclusive Price: registration, lodging and all meals!!! $495 Double / $650 Single

    Registration is open, click here to register.

    Working with conflict day after day is extremely demanding work. Burn-out for mediators, lawyers, judges, and conflict practitioners’ is pervasive. The retreat is designed to give all conflict professionals a weekend to develop new individual conflict resolution and negotiation insight as well as skills for resilience in a beautiful retreat atmosphere and develops personal qualities and mindsets that are needed for effective negotiation and conflict management, while also emphasizing the practical components of regulating a demanding practice as well as techniques for working with highly difficult clients. Refresh, renew, and build strong boundaries against occupational vicarious trauma in a beautiful retreat center.  

    More Information

    • Friday, September 01, 2017

    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.


    Deadline
    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 admin@adric.ca 

     

    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:
    http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/adrinstitute/adric-2017-national-conference-speaker-proposals/

    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.

    Visit their website.


    • Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Chateau Lacombe Hotel, 10111 Bellamy Hill Rd, Edmonton

    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

    Location
    Chateau Lacombe Hotel, 10111 Bellamy Hill Rd, Edmonton

    Registration
    To register visit the Canadian Club of Edmonton website (link below).

    Pre-registration by September 3 is appreciated.

    Register
    • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Danish Canadian Club, 727 - 11th Avenue SW Calgary
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    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.

    Website

    Registration

    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.

    Location

    Danish Canadian Club, 727-11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta

    • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Kahanoff Centre, Suite 200, 105 12th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1A1

    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:

    • Holding Clear Intention
      • The value of knowing why you’re really doing this work.
    • Implementing Solid Infrastructure
      • Choosing tools and processes that let you focus on what you do best.
    • Identifying your Target Market
      • Who do you best work with – and who should not be in the room with you?
    • Connecting with your Clients
      • Finding them, issuing a compelling invitation and working from where they are.
    • Engaging Responsive Mentoring
      • Where will you turn when you have questions or concerns or need some new ideas?
    • Finding Trusted Collaborators
      • You’re part of a process and those other players can make all the difference.
    • Practicing Impeccable Self Care

    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.

    *This course will count as 6 hours towards your AFMS continuing education credits. 

    Date:
    Thursday, September 28, 2017 

    Time:
    9am to 4pm*

    (Followed by the AFMS AGM and a Wine and Cheese Social)

    Location:
    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 info@afms.ca for registration details. 


    • Tuesday, October 03, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Providence Renewal Centre, 3005 119 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 5R5

    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:

    • Holding Clear Intention
      • The value of knowing why you’re really doing this work.
    • Implementing Solid Infrastructure
      • Choosing tools and processes that let you focus on what you do best.
    • Identifying your Target Market
      • Who do you best work with – and who should not be in the room with you?
    • Connecting with your Clients
      • Finding them, issuing a compelling invitation and working from where they are.
    • Engaging Responsive Mentoring
      • Where will you turn when you have questions or concerns or need some new ideas?
    • Finding Trusted Collaborators
      • You’re part of a process and those other players can make all the difference.
    • Practicing Impeccable Self Care

    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.

    *This course will count as 6 hours towards your AFMS continuing education credits. 

    Date:
    Tuesday October 3, 2017 

    Time:
    9am to 4pm

    (Followed by a Wine and Cheese Social)

    Location:
    Providence Renewal Centre, 3005 119 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 5R5

    Free parking

    Cost: $250.00 (no GST)

    Registration: Please contact info@afms.ca for registration details. 


    • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    • Saturday, October 14, 2017
    • Dallas, Texas

    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.  


    READ MORE

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    REGISTER


    Volunteers Needed

    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.



    • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    • Berlin

    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

    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    • Friday, October 20, 2017
    • St. John's, Newfoundland

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    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.

    Visit their website.


    • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    • Alberta

    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.

    http://www.conflictresolutionday.ca/

    • Sunday, November 19, 2017
    • Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    • Ottawa


    • Thursday, November 23, 2017
    • Saturday, November 25, 2017
    • Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre 2120 16th Ave NE Calgary, AB

    Presented by Alberta Restorative Justice Association

    Save the Date: November 23-25, 2017

    Call for Presenters
    We 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.

    Final_ARJA_Presenter_Proposal_form_2017.docx

    Deadline for Submissions EXTENDED to Midnight, June 15th, 2017

    Please send completed applications  electronically  to:

    Barb Barclay, Chair, Alberta Restorative Justice Association (ARJA) at: barb-barclay@ncsa.ca

     Location
    Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre
    2120 16th Ave NE
    Calgary, AB

        

    for more information and to sign up for conference email alerts, visit us at

    www.arja.ca

     

    email us! info@arja.ca


Past events

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Edmonton Supper Club June Meeting
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Edmonton Luncheon: Just because it is legal, doesn’t mean it is fair
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Strengthening Our Resolve: The 16th Annual ACR-GNY Conference
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Calgary Luncheon: Panel Presentation on Global Citizenship
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 World Mediation Summit
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2017 BCAMI Symposium: Trends and Opportunities in ADR
Friday, June 09, 2017 Working with Indigenous Communities: A Cultural Safety Approach
Thursday, June 01, 2017 ADRIA Learning Event: Mental Health Works for Arbitrators & Mediators - Edmonton
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Cultural Competencies: A national priority for a changing world
Thursday, May 25, 2017 ADRIA 2017 Annual General Meeting - Online
Thursday, May 25, 2017 ADRIA 2017 Annual General Meeting - Edmonton
Thursday, May 25, 2017 ADRIA 2017 Annual General Meeting - Calgary
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Edmonton Luncheon: Canadian Military Advances ADR Initiatives
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Calgary Luncheon: Canadian Military Advances ADR Initiatives
Monday, May 08, 2017 PMAST 3rd Annual FUNdraiser Comedy Event 2017 - STAND UP FOR MOM
Friday, April 28, 2017 ADRSK 2017 AGM & Workshop: "The Modern Method of Interpretation"
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Alberta Law Day - Mock Arbitration and Mediation
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Edmonton Luncheon: Decision Making ….. it's easy right?
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Calgary Luncheon: A First Nation Perspective on ADR
Friday, April 07, 2017 Working with Immigrant Youth Who Are Experiencing Trauma or Crisis
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 Conversations about Restorative Justice: Moving Toward a New Paradigm
Friday, March 31, 2017 Heart Math Workshop: Finding Balance and Reducing Stress
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Calgary Luncheon: Students as Teachers: What I've Learned In My First Year As a Mediator-Trainer in High Schools
Friday, March 10, 2017 Bridging Cultural Diversity for Competitive Advantage
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Bridging Cultural Diversity for Competitive Advantage
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Edmonton Luncheon: 10 Steps to Create a New Belief
Monday, February 27, 2017 Bridging Cultural Diversity for Competitive Advantage
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Calgary Luncheon: The Sweet Smell of Cannabis: The Challenges of Managing Marijuana in the Workplace
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Edmonton Luncheon: Fight Like a Pack of Wild Dogs with Dr. Marvin Washington
Friday, February 03, 2017 Consultation for Restorative Justice in the Criminal Justice Sector
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Meeting with Children: Building Skills for Child Specialists, Family Mediators/FDRPs, and Child Consultants
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Edmonton Luncheon: The Challenges of Managing Cannabis in the Workplace
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Calgary Luncheon: Mediators asking Questions of a Difference that can Make a Difference
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Calgary Luncheon: The National Energy Board's evolving approach to ADR
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Creating a Culture of Respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People
Friday, December 02, 2016 Bridging Cultural Diversity for Competitive Advantage
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Calgary Luncheon: Jewish Conflict Resolution
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 October Calgary ADR Networking Event
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Conflict Resolution Day
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 October Edmonton ADR Networking Event
Thursday, September 22, 2016 Edmonton Whitepaper Session
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Calgary Whitepaper Session
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Luncheon: Groupworks with Ken Cameron
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Dispute Resolution Network (DRN) Conference & Workshop
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Luncheon: How Arbitration Clauses Pre-empt Litigation (For Good and Bad)
Thursday, June 02, 2016 ADRIA 2016 Annual General Meeting - Calgary
Thursday, June 02, 2016 ADRIA 2016 Annual General Meeting - Edmonton
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 ADR Networking Mixer
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 ADR Networking Mixer
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Luncheon: Vulnerability in Conflict
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Luncheon: Mediation and the Law of Attraction
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Luncheon: Where Does Mediation Fit in Cases of Workplace Bullying?
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Luncheon: Conflict and Protecting Workers in Alberta
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 Luncheon: Managing Conflict in Multicultural Organizations
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 ADR Networking Mixer
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Luncheon: Conflict Resolution Past, Present, and Future
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 ADR Networking Mixer
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 Luncheon: Mediation for Alberta Employment Standards
Friday, June 05, 2015 ADRIA Annual General Meeting - Calgary

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