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The 5th Annual Winkler/IAM/OsgoodePD Conference on Mediation.

Early Bird Pricing until February 28, 2018

Mediation plays a critical role in our justice system. It requires a special skill set and it raises unique challenges both for mediators and counsel representing clients in mediation. Mediators must constantly strive to stay on top of new and developing issues while continuing to hone their skills. Counsel must also keep abreast of developments so that they can achieve the best possible results for their clients.

With a different focus each year, this intensive full-day program will ensure that:

  • You are up-to-date on the current law and best practices
  • You know the range of strategic and tactical options and can advise clients/parties on the pros and cons of each (both from the mediator’s and counsel’s perspective)
  • You recognize and understand cultural and gender issues and their impact on the mediation process
  • The mediation process is respected and the goal in coming to an agreement takes priority even in the face of conflict
  • Counsel and mediators understand their obligations, particularly in the face of the numerous potential ethical dilemmas

This OsgoodePD program was developed by a faculty of leading Canadian and international experts to provide valuable insights and practical tips for both mediators and counsel. It is a unique opportunity to have them all in one room. You will engage with the best and walk away with tools that you can immediately put to use in your practice.

NEW FOR 2018 – Afternoon Break-Out Sessions

Together with your colleagues, work through a series of ethical questions/dilemmas you are likely to face in the mediation process.



  • Jon Fidler, JD, C.Med.*, M+F Mediation & Arbitration Services

Opening Address

  • Bennett G. Picker*, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP, Pennsylvania

Program Faculty

  • Larry Banack, Banack Resolutions
  • John Beaucage, BA, D.Litt., YorkStreet Dispute Resolution Group Inc.
  • Lee Jay Berman*, President, American Institute of Mediation
  • Karin S. Hobbs*, Hobbs Mediation, Utah
  • Paul M. Iacono, QC,* YorkStreet Dispute Resolution Group Inc.
  • Lee M. Jacobson*, Jacobson Dispute Resolution
  • William Kaplan, Arbitrator & Mediator
  • Joyce A.G. Mitchell, Esq.,* University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore
  • J. Jay Rudolph, LLB. C.Med., C.Arb*, Rudolph Mediation & Arbitration Services Inc.
  • The Hon. Justice Gertrude F. Speigel, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Susan M. Vella, Rochon Genova LLP
  • The Hon. Warren K. Winkler, OC, O.Ont., QC,** Former Chief Justice of Ontario, Mediator & Arbitrator
    * Distinguished Fellow, IAM (International Academy of Mediators)
    ** Honorary Fellow, Lifetime Achievement Award, IAM


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Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments. Group discounts are available. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Group Discounts for CLE Programs

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the date, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute a full refund (less $75 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. No other refund is available.


Have questions? Read our FAQs.

Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Myrsini Zacharakis at mzacharakis@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 23, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
In Person or Webcast

Online Replay:
May 31, 2018
Register for the Online Replay


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$575 plus HST

Early Bird: $525
until February 28, 2018

Register Now

Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Mediators
  • Counsel
  • Ombudsman
  • In-house counsel
  • Human Relations professionals

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