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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.

Whether you are a mediator or an advocate who appears in mediation settings, this year’s program will take you through effective strategies in order to successfully close the deal.

The program will culminate in an interactive multi-party dispute case analysis where you will work with expert facilitators in discussing best strategies for navigating through impasse, resolving ethical dilemmas, and closing the deal.

This intensive 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)
  • 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.

Faculty

Chair

  • Jay Rudolph, LLB. C.Med., C.Arb, Rudolph Mediation & Arbitration Services Inc.

Special Guest Speaker

  • Marie Henein, Henein Hutchison LLP

Faculty

  • Jon Fidler, JD, C.Med., M+F Mediation & Arbitration Services
  • Michael Dickstein, Dickstein Dispute Resolution
  • Chuck Doran, President, IAM                                                                     
  • Cinnie Noble, Cinergy Conflict Management Coaching                    
  • Louise Phipps Senft, Baltimore Mediation
  • Martha Simmons, Winkler Professor of Dispute Resolution; Academic Director, Winkler Institute of Dispute Resolution; Director, Mediation Clinic and Intensive Program, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Allan J. Stitt, President and CEO, ADR Chambers                                                                   
  • Chris Paliare, Paliare Roland LLP                                                               
  • The Hon. Warren K. Winkler, OC, O.Ont., QC, Former Chief Justice of Ontario, Mediator & Arbitrator

Planning Committee

  • Jon Fidler, JD, C.Med., M+F Mediation & Arbitration Services
  • Paul M. Iacono, QC, YorkStreet Dispute Resolution Group Inc.
  • Alicia Kuin, C.Med, LL.M. (ADR), M.A., B.A., Conflict Analyst & Mediator, YorkStreet Dispute Resolution Group Inc.
  • Richard Rejino, Executive Director, International Academy of Mediators
  • J. Jay Rudolph, LLB. C.Med., C.Arb, Rudolph Mediation & Arbitration Services Inc.
  • Martha Simmons, Winkler Professor of Dispute Resolution; Academic Director, Winkler Institute of Dispute Resolution; Director, Mediation Clinic and Intensive Program, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • The Hon. Warren K. Winkler, OC, O.Ont., QC, Former Chief Justice of Ontario, Mediator & Arbitrator

Fees

Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments. The price does not include accommodations. Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance. Dress is business casual.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, 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.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

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.

Technical Support

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

FAQs

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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

May 13, 2021 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In Person & Webcast 

Online Replay 
June 1, 2021 
Register for Online Replay 

Location

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

Fee per Delegate

$695 + HST

Early Bird: $625 + HST *Available until February 28, 2020

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours

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Who Should Attend

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

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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.

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