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!
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: email@example.com.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 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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