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Fast Track Option Now Available – Complete the Advanced Certificate in Adjudication within One Week

A joint program of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR) and Osgoode Professional Development – the creators of acclaimed Certificate in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards & Tribunals – the Advanced Certificate in Adjudication will take your skills to the next level. The Advanced Certificate is designed to cover in-depth the key areas that experienced tribunal adjudicators have identified as essential to their professional development.

The modular design of the Certificate allows you to customize your learning pathway and take programs in the precise areas that you need to develop.

Current planned offerings include:

Certificate Requirements

5 days of program modules must be completed within a two year period and you must also successfully pass an in-class or online assessment in each module (format varies by program).

Space is strictly limited in each program to ensure an engaging learning experience. Delegates who have declared their intention to complete the Certificate (after completion of first module) will be given priority placement in subsequent modules.

Register now – in one or more programs – to secure your place.

Fast Track Option Now Available – Complete all five programs above over one week in September 2019, and receive your Advanced Certificate in Adjudication.


Program Director

  • Pamela Chapman, Legal Educator and Consultant

Faculty includes

    • Shelley Appleby-Ostroff, Sessional Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
    • Aaron Barth, Ph.D., President Dialectic Solutions
    • The Honourable John Evans, Counsel to Goldblatt Partners, Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal (retired)
    • Michelle Flaherty, Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
    • Heather Gibbs, Vice-Chair, Environmental Review Tribunal Ontario (ELTO)
    • David Goodis, Assistant Commissioner, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
    • Greig Henderson, Professor, University of Toronto
    • Neil Khanna, Counsel, Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO)
    • The Honourable Susan Lang, Ontario Court of Appeal (retired)
    • Justice John Laskin, Ontario Court of Appeal
    • Margaret Leighton, Counsel to the Executive Chair/Manager of Legal Services, Social Justice Tribunals of Ontario (SJTO)
    • Leslie H. Macleod, Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School; Founder, Leslie H. Macleod & Associates
    • Virginia McRae, Sessional Professor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
    • Justice Anne Molloy, Superior Court of Justice
    • Barbara J. Morris, Program Coordinator & Professor, Humber College
    • Tim Moseley, Vice-chair, Ontario Securities Commission
    • Zeynep Onen, Workplace Safety & Insurance Tribunal
    • Deborah Pressman, Arbitrator, Financial Services Commission of Ontario
    • David A. Wright, Chair, Law Society Tribunal


View 2018 Brochure PDF
Updated 2019 Brochure coming soon.


Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

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’s and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations, Rainchecks and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to each program start date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days’ notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


Have a question? 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:
Gail Geronimo at ggeronimo@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

Mediation for Adjudicators
September 23, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
In Person
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Managing Evidentiary Challenges
September 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
In Person
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Effective Communication in the Hearing Room 
September 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
In Person
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Advanced Administrative & Regulatory Decision Making
September 26, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
In Person
Register now

Culturally Competent Adjudication
September 27, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
In Person
Register Now 


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

Fee per Delegate

Mediation for Adjudicators 
$695 + HST

Managing Evidentiary Challenges
$695 + HST

Effective Communication in the Hearing Room 
$695 + HST

Advanced Administrative & Regulatory Decision Making
$695 + HST

Culturally Competent Adjudication 
$695 + HST

Take advantage of bundled pricing when registering for all five programs!
$2995 + HST
Register for Bundle 

Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours

Who Should Attend

  • Graduates of the SOAR/OsgoodePD Certificate in Adjudication; OR
  • Those with two or more years of full-time experience as an adjudicator, OR an equivalent amount of experience as a part-time adjudicator; OR
  • Senior tribunal staff, such as counsel, who work closely with adjudicators and would benefit from advanced training in adjudication.

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A joint program with the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR)


Not ready to take the advanced program?

Learn More about The Certificate in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards & Tribunals.

What past attendees have said about the Certificate in Adjudication:

“Well oiled machine! Excellent control of time & deliverables.”
R. Richards
RG Richards

“A great practical program for new adjudicators, those interested in becoming adjudicators or those who appear before adjudicators! The program laid the framework for fair & effective adjudication. The presenters were knowledgeable & engaging, and the practitioners provided some very valuable tips & feedback.”
Zirka Jakibchuk
Ontario College of Teachers

“Thanks to all speakers & administrators! I really learned a lot this week & my confidence has improved in this area.”
Christine Coulter
Queen’s University

“Absolutely outstanding from every point of view!”
May 2016

Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.