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ADR Training

Colm Brannigan has been an educator in law and ADR for over 25 years at several Ontario Colleges and as an adjunct faculty member in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  Colm earned a Teaching Effectiveness Certificate focussed on adult education from Humber College in 2009.

    Over the years it has become apparent that the theory-based curriculum at most post-secondary educational institutions does not generally provide the depth of practical knowledge and skills training required to become a successful ADR professional.

    In order to provide innovative, cost effective training based on best practices in both Adult Education and ADR, Colm is collaborating with Richard Moore, an acknowledged leader in ADR training to provide a menu of ADR training programs including,

        • Mediation Training
        • Arbitration Training
        • Med-Arbitration Training
        • Customized Training in the above areas

    Industry sector specific training courses will be added to our menu over time.

    Mediation Training

    Led by Richard Moore these intensive workshops are highly regarded and approved towards the Chartered Mediator designation issued by the ADR Institute of Canada.

    In addition to his core Negotiation course, Richard offers both foundational and advanced level mediation courses of interest to people wanting to become a mediator on a full-time basis, and to those whose interests in mediation dovetail with other professional services.

    Next Courses:

    Negotiation for Success
    TBA

    Further information available at https://mdrassociates.ca

    Arbitration Training

    Provided with Richard Moore in Ottawa and Toronto. The goal of this 5-day workshop is to give you a solid theoretical understanding of arbitration and med-arb, and ample time to interactively develop the practical skills to confidently design and conduct, efficient, effective and fair arbitration and med-arb hearings.

    Topics covered include:

    • conflict management theory and principles;
    • principles of natural justice; law and evidence;
    • how arbitration and med-arb fit into the conflict management spectrum and when their use is appropriate;
    • stages and transitions in process, how to avoid common pitfalls, the applicable rules of procedure;
    • codes of conduct;
    • ethical decision-making;
    • and how to write good reasoned decisions in plain English.

    This 40-hour core program is offered in two segments, a three-day arbitration focused overview combined with a two-day med-arb focus which builds on and integrates with the first section to provide a unique dynamic overview of arbitration.

     

    Med-Arb Training

    Provided with Richard Moore in Ottawa and Toronto. This course is an industry leader in recognizing med-arb as an innovative stand alone process that can be used in a range of disputes.

      The goal of this two-day workshop is to provide a solid theoretical understanding of arbitration and med-arb, and ample time to interactively develop the practical skills to confidently design and conduct, efficient, effective and fair arbitration and med-arb hearings.

      Topics covered include:

      • conflict management theory and principles;
      • principles of natural justice; law and evidence;
      • how arbitration and med-arb fit into the conflict management spectrum and when their use is appropriate;
      • stages and transitions in process, how to avoid common pitfalls, the applicable rules of procedure;
      • codes of conduct;
      • ethical decision-making;
      • and how to write good reasoned decisions in plain English.

      This two-day course is both a standalone program and integrated into our arbitration training.

      2 Day Med-Arb Course Overview 

      Med-arb is becoming an increasingly popular way to resolve disputes. It can be designed to efficiently, effectively and fairly resolve disputes most typically encountered in everyday personal and commercial matters including disputes involving both lower and higher monetary amounts and disputes where relationships are of lesser or greater importance. It can be used in family disputes, commercial disputes, partnership disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, condominium disputes, and many others.  

       If designed and conducted appropriately, med-arb can be highly client-centric, fair, effective and satisfying. On the other hand, if it is inappropriately designed or conducted, it can lead to confusion, frustration and on-going dissatisfaction. 

      This med-arb workshop, delivered by Colm Brannigan and Richard Moore, both highly experienced dispute resolution professionals, is an intensive two-day practical immersion in the knowledge and competencies required to run a fair, effective and efficient med-arb process. 

      The workshop will be of interest to practitioners with a wide variety of subject matter expertise including mediators, lawyers, arbitrators, tribunal members and those supporting them, internal conflict management program participants, and anyone wanting to seriously enhance their conflict management and med-arb knowledge and skills.   

      Participants will explore where med-arb fits in to the overall conflict management continuum, how it compares to other dispute resolution processes such as mediation, arbitration, and litigation, and when its use is appropriate.  

      Participants will be given a solid theoretical understanding of med-arb and the practical skills and tools to confidently conduct efficient, effective and fair med-arb hearings. 

      Topics covered include: an overview of the med-arb process, the benefits, challenges and pitfalls of the process, standards of conduct and ethical issues related to the process, the negotiation and drafting of the med-arb agreement, developing a reflective practice, transitioning from mediation to arbitration, how arbitrators make decisions, award writing, and practical professional considerations for the med-arbitrator.  

      The workshop will take place in a positive and supportive learning environment using interactive adult teaching methods. All participants will be given opportunities to practice as a med-arbitrator at various stages throughout the med-arb process. Teaching methodologies include short lectures, case studies, demonstrations, small group discussions, interactive exercises, and role plays followed by constructive feedback.    

      Next Courses:
      May 11 and 12, 2020.  For information on registration  please click here.

      Contact

      2 County Court Blvd. Suite 400
      Brampton, ON L6W 3W8

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