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Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium

Edmonton, Alberta
May 15 & 16, 2018
Pre & Post Training May 14 & 17

Symposium Schedule

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May 15  Symposium Day 1

8:00 AM REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:45 AM Opening Plenary

            • Joanne Goss
            • Nancy Mannix

10:30 AM NETWORKING & COFFEE BREAK

10:50 AM Session 1: Who we are? Concurrent Sessions

              • Trauma Informed Practice for ADR – Nicole Sherren (Maple room)
              • The Art of Asking Questions in Collaborative Practice – Jacinta Gallant (Glacier room)
              • Identity: Following the Inner Track to Resolving Conflict Impasse – John Radford (Prairie room)
              • Journey to Empathy – Martin Golder (Aurora room)

12:20 PM LUNCH 

12:40 PM Lunch presentation : Daryl Willetts - Enhanced Early Resolution Services Project

1:20 PM Session 2: Where are we? Environmental Scan – Gordon Sloan (Maple room)

3:00 PM NETWORKING & COFFEE BREAK

3:20 PM Session 3: What keeps us up at night? Concurrent Sessions

              • Mediating in the Face of Major Upheavals – Mohamed Keshavjee (Maple room)
              • Working with the Perpetrators of Workplace Harassment and Bullying: Criminal, Crazy, Contentious, or Clueless? – Sylvie Matteau (Glacier room)
              • Opportunities for Practitioners – Panel (Prairie room)
              • Cultural Competencies – Narmin Ismail-Teja (Aurora room)

5:00 PM COCKTAIL MIXER

6:00 PM DINNER 

7:15 PM ENTERTAINMENT


May 16  Symposium Day 2

8:00 AM REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 AM  Welcome Day 2 & Recap Day 1 

8:45 AM Session 4: Where are we going? Concurrent Sessions

            • The Ethical Issues concerning Med-Arb: "Get what you want, Get what you need" – Carol Hickman (Maple room)
            • It's Not Over When It's Done: Bringing People Together After an ADR Process – Eva Malisius (Glacier room)
            • Working with Youth – Winston Blake (Prairie room)
            • Insight Mediation – Cheryl Picard (Aurora room)

10:15 AM  NETWORKING & COFFEE BREAK

10:40 AM  Session 5: How are we doing it? Concurrent Sessions

            • Identifying Parallels in Decision-Making Processes between Indigenous and Western Systems – Dr. Reg Crowshoe (Maple room)
            • Framing an ADR Mandate: distinguishing between expectations and outcomes – Eva Malisius (Glacier room)
            • ADR and Tribunals – Panel (Prairie room)
            • Deescalation and Crisis Response in Community Settings - Lessons Learned – Ian Mathieson (Aurora room)

12:10 PM  LUNCH 

1:15 PM  Closing Plenary

3:00 PM  NETWORKING & COFFEE BREAK

3:15 PM Closing Plenary Continued

4:30 PM  SYMPOSIUM WRAP-UP


Symposium Location:  

Lister Centre, University of Alberta, 11613 87 Ave NW, Edmonton


The 2018 Alberta ADR Symposium has been developed and organized by the Government of Alberta Dispute Resolution Network and the broader ADR community including non-profit and educational organizations that support and promote the use of ADR:




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