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As an educator or adviser working within or with a private or independent school, you know that many of the laws applicable to publicly funded educational institutions don’t apply to you, and yet, you face many of the same challenges, plus more. It is critical that you have a clear understanding of the laws that govern you and the best practices that should guide your actions.

Completion of this program counts towards The Osgoode Certificate in Education Law

Special bundle pricing if you register for both this program and Advanced Issues in Special Education Law 

No matter what your role in front-line education, much of your time is spent dealing with difficult situations, some of which will be headed to the Tribunal if not handled well and sensitively. Now more than ever, educators need to acquire skills to prevent and manage conflict, resolve disputes quickly, and allow students to develop their full potential and succeed in school.

In this interactive workshop, custom designed for educators, you will work with peers and top practitioners to learn the skills you need to succeed. You will:

  • Understand the sources of conflict, the factors that escalate conflict
  • Learn how to prevent conflict and how to de-escalate conflict
  • Understand how to resolve the disputes that arise from poorly-managed conflict
  • Discover collaborative approaches to dealing with conflicts
  • Understand the principles of Interest-Based Negotiation and Facilitative Mediation
  • Learn the key skills of an effective negotiator
  • Create a conflict-positive working and learning environment

You will come away from this workshop with the skills and techniques that are necessary for conflict prevention and resolution, along with materials that will be an invaluable resource long after the workshop is over.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn valuable skills that you can readily apply to improve your effectiveness and increase your confidence.


Workshop Facilitators

  • D. Paul Emond, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Marc Emond, LLM, MEd (he/him) Assistant Director, Academic Accommodation and Learning, Student Learning Support, Ryerson University; Chair, Inter-University Disabilities Issues Association (IDIA), Ontario
  • Robert G. Keel, Keel Cottrelle LLP


Fees include attendance, program materials, 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. Please inquire about financial assistance.

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.


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Program Details

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

Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Myrsini Zacharakis

Program Details

Date & Time

October 25, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT
In Person


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

Fee per Delegate

$545 + HST

Newly Licensed (2016-2019): $272.50 + HST

Bundle: $895 + HST
Register for the Bundle 

Newly Licensed (2016-2019): $447.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • School Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Supervisory Officers
  • School trustees
  • Directors of Education
  • School board staff
  • Representatives from Federations, the Ministry of Education, and Ontario College of
  • Teachers
  • Advocates for students and parents
  • Legal practitioners – education law practitioners

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This program is an elective towards The Osgoode Certificate in Education Law.

Endorsed By






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Muslim Association of Canada



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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