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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.

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



  • Jon Fidler, J.D., C. Med, M+F Mediation & Arbitration Services

Keynote Speaker

  • The Hon. George H. Brown Jr.,* Resolute Systems, LLC, Memphis Tennessee
  • Tracy L. Allen,* Global Resolutions, PLLC,Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • The Hon. George H. Brown Jr.,* Resolute Systems, LLC, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Genevieve A. Chornenki, Estate Mediation Group
  • Patrick C. Coughlan,* Conflict Solutions, Raymond, Maine
  • Tom Curry, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
  • Alan L. W. D’Silva, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Sandra A. Forbes, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Jessica Kimmel, Goodmans LLP
  • Adrian C. Lang, Associate General Counsel, BMO Financial Group
  • Eugene C. Moscovitch*, Judicate West, Alternative Dispute Resolution, L.A., President-Elect, IAM
  • Dr. Jennifer L. Schulz, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
  • Paul Torrie, Global Resolutions Inc.
  • The Hon. Warren K. Winkler, QC, Former Chief Justice of Ontario, Mediator and Arbitrator

* Distinguished Fellow, IAM (International Academy of Mediators)


Group Discounts

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.

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including link to program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - Program On Demand

Date Recorded
May 12, 2016
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$545 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Mediators
  • Counsel
  • Ombuds
  • Provincial government including those working within FSCO
  • Human Relations / HR Professionals

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Perhaps the best CLE I have ever attended. I would note all participants as excellent.

Peter L. Roy, Roy O’Connor LLP