An ADRIA Event in partnership with FOAJ
As conflict resolvers we're all familiar with personality profiles and conflict management styles, but here's a chance to appreciate what types of rewards and gifts are most appreciated, and by what personality types.
Meet Brian and Rick
Brian and Rick co-facilitate weekend communication seminars that feature an afternoon Colours workshop. Additionally, they often present customized workshops and sessions to a variety of businesses and organizations. They are engaging, funny, and challenge you to want to learn more about yourself, your clients and others in your life.
Our December ADR luncheon presentation is tailored to give you a taste of what Colours can offer as insights into yourself and those around you. The session will be interactive, fun and practical, providing information to enhance relationships - including insights into rewards and gift giving that will be truly appreciated.
Brian has been presenting personality assessment and customized communication workshops since 2001.
As a trained and certified facilitator in both True Colors and Personality DIMENSIONS, Brian has conducted workshops with a variety of businesses, ranging from retail to oil and gas and financial institutions, as well as colleges and volunteer organizations in BC and Alberta.
After attending Choices, a personal development and communication seminar in 1996, Brian became involved in assisting with the seminar in B.C. and Calgary. Brian also co-facilitates a weekend follow up communications seminar that features a Colours afternoon session.
Brian has a background in business, both as an owner /operator in retail as well as a broker manager and sales manager in real estate and with builder developers in Alberta and B.C.
In addition to other volunteer work, Brian served 4 years as a director on the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce.
Brian and his wife have live in Airdrie, Alberta
Rick has been involved in Choices Seminars since 2007 and along with Brian co-facilitates the communications seminar that features a Colours afternoon session. This year he began working with Brian presenting a customized personality assessment workshop.
Rick has an extensive background involving youth and family counselling which he has been doing since 1981. Understanding the Colours Personality teachings has greatly enhanced his effectiveness with families and so he is delighted to be involved with Brian in presenting the workshop to as many people as possible so they may benefit from what is taught. Rick and his wife live in Redcliff Alberta.
Knowing you---Knowing me ...... if I had a $1M, I’d buy….???
Have you ever been really excited about a gift you were giving someone? Then, after waiting in anticipation of excitement as they open the gift, all you hear is, "Hmmm. Interesting". Our December luncheon presentation will work with you to identify your personality style, and appreciate your unique contributions at work and at home, and to:
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
Buffet Royale, 12866 Fort Road Edmonton, AB T5A 1B1 (North Side)
Please register in advance. Payment at the door. Cash only, please.
Converging lines of evidence from neuroscience, molecular biology, genetics, and the social sciences tell us that early experiences are literally built into our brains and bodies to affect a lifetime of learning and health, for good or for ill. This has profound implications for the policies, programs, and services that support children and families, including those of the family justice system. In this session, you will learn how brains are built: what kind of experiences promote healthy brain architecture, what kind of experiences derail it, and how these experiences get "under our skins" to affect learning, health, and social outcomes across the life span.
About the Speaker
Dr. Nicole Sherren is the Scientific Director and Senior Program Officer with the Palix Foundation. She has a PhD in Neuroscience from Carleton University and moved to Alberta in 2003 to hold an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research/Neuroscience Canada research fellowship at the University of Lethbridge. Her research focus includes experience-based brain development, neurodevelopmental disorders, and brain plasticity. Nicole joined the Palix Foundation in 2007 to focus on mobilizing scientific knowledge into policy and professional practice. She both designs and delivers professional development opportunities across the health, education, human services and justice sectors, providing numerous in-person workshops and presentations each year, and lends her expertise to a number of committees, community-based projects, research studies, and non-profits across Alberta. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Calgary Alpha House Society.
Presented by the Mediation Training Institute
As the Conflict Dynamics and Mediation Conference approaches, we are excited to announce interactive sessions from two of our international practitioners.
President, The European Institute for Workplace Dynamics
11:00 - 12:00 p.m., Thursday, January 18
Being resilient is a key factor in dealing with stress and conflict situations. The American Psychological Association defines resilience as “adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress like conflict situations.” In this session, we explore the importance of resilience as it relates to an individual’s capacity to manage the stress of everyday work situations, remain healthy, rebound, learn from unexpected setbacks, and prepare for future challenges proactively. Although there are aspects of our personality that can enhance our resilience, most professionals agree that becoming more resilient is a dynamic process that can be taught and developed.
Managing Director, Balanced Curve
2:15 - 3:15 p.m., Thursday, January 18
Helping people negotiate the challenges of conflict is what we all do, but this doesn’t mean we don’t struggle sometimes with our own challenging conversations. In this session, Mark Rosenberg outlines an approach on how to prepare for hard conversations that is getting excellent results with his clients. You can work on a previous or current situation to explore how this method might work for you and have the opportunity to actually try it out with a partner.
January 17: Pre-Conference Certification Workshops for the Conflict Dynamics Profile and Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile.
January 18: Conflict Dynamics and Mediation Conference
Eckerd College campus in St. Petersburg, FL
$100 for the Conference
Additional Cost for Pre-Conference Certifications
More Information & Registration
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.
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.
LocationNORTH SIDE - Buffet Royale,12866 Fort Road
Edmonton, AB, T5A 1B1
RegistrationPlease register in advance. Payment at the door. Cash only, please.
Presented by ACFP
More and more of our work with families has involved a history of trauma. Either in the current relationship, family of origin or intergenerational, the presence of trauma contributes to the huge challenge faced by post separation families to find some form of harmonious way of working together.
The program approaches the practice of family mediation and other work with families in a new way. Rather than asking what is wrong with particular clients, it enquires about what has happened to the individual. The program seeks to soften some of the abrupt edges of the ADR process by actively managing dysregulation; minimizing the opportunities for further trauma; and creating the opportunity for achieving safe agreements.
Trainees will have the opportunity to:
1. Build a stronger understanding of the meaning of trauma.
2. Identify the range of presentations of trauma in post separation work.
3. Discuss the concepts of working from a trauma informed frame that creates safety in tough discussions.
4. Identify the links between trauma and separation.
$700 (cheque only please)
Providence Renewal Centre, 3005 – 119 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
REGISTRATION & INFORMATION
Presented by AFMS
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 30, 2017
AFMS is partnering with Dr. Lorri Yasenik and Jon Graham again to bring you Meeting with Children: Skills for Family Law Professionals. This amazing course was offered last January in Calgary and we are pleased to be bringing the program to Edmonton for January 24-28, 2018. AFMS will be launching a new designation for Child Consultants and this training, that Lorri and Jon have pioneered, is crucial for anyone working with families. The course outline and more information is attached. Please register online (see brochure) asap or contact me to state your intent to register, as we need to have at least 20 people sign up. Last year, we were sold out and had a waiting list, so don’t delay!
In this course Dr. Lorri Yasenik and Jon Graham explore the skills necessary to meet with post separation children and youth. The course is highly experiential providing many practice opportunities. The skills taught will add to the practitioner’s tool box for work with children as well as work with parents who find it difficult to remain regulated in traditional ADR processes. Lorri, a child specialist and registered play therapist, family mediator and Jon, a specialist in complex family mediation, bring an eclectic skill set into this training.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
LORRI YASENIK AND JON GRAHAM
Lorri Yasenik Ph.D., RSW, CPT-S, RPT-S (Canada)
Lorri Yasenik is a Registered Family Mediator, Registered Parenting Coordinator-Arbitrator, Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist and Child Specialist based in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Lorri provides child psychotherapy and play therapy and is the Co-Director of Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute. She delivers national and international training related to children’s issues and specialized child psychotherapy and play therapy. Her doctorate dissertation focused on “Including the Voices of Children of Separation and Divorce in the Legal System”.
Jon Graham B.A (Psych), B.Com, LLB, Grad Dip Family Dispute Res (Australia)
Jon Graham is a Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (Family Mediator) based in Sydney Australia. Jon has qualifications in law, psychology and commerce as well as post- graduate qualifications in Family Mediation. Jon combines over 20 years of clinical experience with families affected by separation and divorce with a substantial training calendar across Australia. Jon is the Clinical Director of the Institute of Specialist Dispute Resolution, a provider of tailored family dispute resolution processes for families presenting with complex issues. The Institute also provides training and clinical supervision for mediators in Australia.
Edmonton, Canada, January 24 to 27, 2018
COSTStudy two ways:
• Course with Certificate of Attendance only $1,250.00 plus GST
• Course with Assessment Tasks and Feedback $1,500.00 plus GST
Presented by The University of Alberta Students Union
This is a two-for-one conference special! Registering means you will get access to both the Alberta Student Leadership Summit (ASLS) and the Student Sustainability Summit (SSS). The summits are sharing the theme of (Re)Start Here, which inspires a sense of journey. It is a challenge to (re)visit past experiences, (re)examine assumptions, and (re)imagine what success means. Whether you are embarking on your leadership adventure, initiating a sustainability project or (re)invigorating your approach to creating change, this is the place to start!
If you are interested in running a session at the conference please fill out this form.
Run A Session OR More Information
Early Bird: $25
Regular: $35 (after November 30, 2017)
Deadline: January 24, 2018
Presented by The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Alberta Chapter)
A Model for Parent Conflict Intervention With Separated/Divorced (Including Never-Married) Families: A Training Workshop for Psychologists Working With "High Conflict" Separated and Divorced Families.
Monday, January 29, 2017
17002 – 90 Avenue
WhomStephen Carter, Ph.D. & James Bateman, M.A., Registered Psychologists Dr. Carter is the author of "Family Restructuring Therapy" (2011) published by the High Conflict Institute.
Presented by The Association for Conflict Resolution
“ACR, Next Gen” reflects the vision of leading conflict engagement by honoring the past and influencing the future.
The Call for Proposals closes on February 1, 2018 at 11:00 PM (EST). Proposals submitted after that date and/or in a format other than the Survey Monkey format may not be accepted. Only completed submissions will be eligible for consideration. This means each asterisked question should be answered completely. Notification of acceptance or rejection of a proposal will be given no later than April 30, 2018.
For questions regarding this Call for Proposals, contact the ACR Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.780.5999.
We are looking forward to reviewing your proposals,
ACR 2018 Program Committee
Call for Proposals Now Open
The topics cover Children Who Resist Post-Separation Contact With a Parent and Practice Note 7 and Voice of the Child reports with panel discussion from judges, lawyers, and psychologists as well as workshops on Impact of Early Experiences on Brain Development, Learning & Health and Interviewing Children Regarding High Stress Issues .
It will all be hosted at the Matrix hotel in Downtown Edmonton with excellent amenities, wine tasting, and a great location near the Rogers Ice District. (San Jose plays the Oilers the night before conference).
Registration opens on Nov 21, 2017 at www.afccalberta.org
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - Friday, March 16, 2018
Matrix hotel in Downtown Edmonton
WhomFeatured: Nick Bala L.S.M., B.A., J.D., LL.M. and Barbara Jo Fidler Ph.D., Acc.FM .
Presented by the International Institute for Restorative Practices
This year we are very excited to be hosting our Spring 2018 conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This conference will have a keen focus on fostering restorative cultures in communities, organizations and systems.
The field of restorative practices has achieved a high degree of visibility. Increasingly, the question is not whether restorative approaches are a good idea, but how these approaches can be deepened and sustained. Critical elements of change include skilled leadership, clear objectives, long-range vision, and a plan to achieve that vision. We want to hear about your experience and knowledge in this area. We welcome "outside-the-box" approaches and ideas from other disciplines that can help inform the field of restorative practices.
We are seeking proposals for 50-minute and 100-minute breakout sessions. The conference is open to all topics related to the emerging social science of restorative practices, in a range of settings, including schools, indigenous communities, justice and workplaces. However, we strongly encourage session proposals that explore the theme of "Leading & Sustaining Change." The deadline for submissions is December 22.
Submit a Proposal
The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport, located at 970 Dixon Rd., Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J9, Canada(not the Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East at 600 Dixon Rd).
April 30, 2018 to May 2, 2018
Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium 2018
May 15 & 16, 2018
ADR has been a huge success in Alberta. Over 35 years it has left its mark on the courts, regulators, municipal government, families, and civic society. In 2018, we will celebrate this success and help ADR grow to be the best possible tool to serve Albertans.
Join us at the 2018 Alberta ADR Symposium to learn about advances in ADR practices and programs. Delegates will be invited to harness their collective wisdom to shape the future of ADR in Alberta. Our goal is to see ADR widely recognized as the preferred option for resolving disputes.
Session will include keynote speakers, panel discussions and workshops. Key themes are:
· Innovations in dispute resolution
· Visioning the future of ADR in Alberta
· Opportunities for networking with the ADR community
· Strategies to raise the profile of ADR.
· Innovations in dispute resolution
· Visioning the future of ADR in Alberta
· Opportunities for networking with the ADR community
· Strategies to raise the profile of ADR.
The Symposium will also celebrate key milestones in Alberta’s ADR community. Our successes speak to the tenacity of the ADR community and its dedicated practitioners.
More Information and Registration
The Symposium is brought to you by the Government of Alberta Dispute Resolution Network and Alberta’s not-for-profit ADR community.
For more information contact the symposium co-chairs
· Gilbert VanNes
· Gordon Andreiuk
Your source for ADR information and expertise.Alberta's association of mediators and arbitrators.
Our main office is located in Edmonton:Room CE 223A - Ralph King Athletic CentreConcordia University of Edmonton Campus7128 Ada BoulevardEdmonton AB T5B 4E4
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