The November 1-5 session will be Virtual Instructor-Led using ZOOM technology. It will run from 8:30 – 2:45 (Eastern Time) daily.

The Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution Workshop builds on the skills you acquired in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Workshop. It will improve your dispute resolution skills and give you the skills to mediate professionally or mediate within your organization.

You will learn how to help people resolve their differences, improve relationships and communication, mediate complex cases, deal with harassment issues, deal with challenging parties, address power imbalances and move positional people towards agreement. You will even gain the skills to plan and implement a dispute resolution system in your organization.

Learn about workshop benefits and who should attend

Session Details


• Handle inflammatory conduct
• Deal with emotional people
• Mediate harassment cases
• Deal with power imbalances
• Transition from gathering interests to generating options
• Make sure people stick to a deal
• Mediate when people have different versions of the facts
• Mediate distributive problems (a fixed pie) when parties do not desire an ongoing relationship
• Close the gaps between parties and move them through to closure
• Help parties craft appropriate settlement agreements
• Co-mediate
• Mediate legal disputes
• Observe a professional mediator on video
• Facilitate communications in a charged atmosphere
• Build relationships
• Mediate when lawyers are present
• Facilitate in other contexts, like town halls and consultations
• Encourage reluctant people to use ADR
• Deal with parties who are not forthcoming
• Deal with lawyers and difficult personalities
• Mediate within the workplace
• Modify the mediation model for other contexts
• Deal with people who lie in mediations
• Manage confidentiality concerns

Workshop includes 9 mediation case studies and 1 video.

Experienced coaches observe mediation case studies and give feedback. You will receive immediate and objective feedback, and insight into crucial mediation skills.

Participants will be given a copy of the best-selling book, Alternative Dispute Resolution For Organizations, written by Allan Stitt.

Virtual Instructor Led Learning Features


Smaller classes for more interaction with the facilitators Breakout sessions to engage with other participants Access to videos and handouts for future reference Live coached feedback during mediation role plays Interactive and engaging live virtual sessions

Discount Policy

  • If your organization registers 5 or more participants at one time for any of our public workshops, we will provide a 15% discount for each of those registrations. In addition, your organization will also receive 15% off on any additional registrations received in the same calendar year.
  • Alternately, if your organization submits 6 registrations for any of our public workshops during a calendar year, we will provide a 50% discount on the 6th registration. In addition, your organization will then receive a 15% discount for any additional registrations received in the same year.

Take $150 off

A $150 discount applies if you register for both the ADR and Advanced ADR Workshops at the same time.

I have the same comment as I had after the ADR Workshop – I’ve never been stretched so far and I have never learned so much.

– Tracy Lillie, Manager of Employee & Labour Relations, Durham Regional Police Service, Whitby, ON, Canada

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Faculty of Law Seal

Graduates receive a certificate from the University of Windsor Law School.

Canada Job Grant

Up to $10,000 available per person.

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ADR Institute of Ontario

Completion of the ADR and Advanced ADR workshops will satisfy the educational requirements for membership in the ADR Institute of Ontario. To attain a Qualified Mediator Designation (Q.Med) in Ontario, you will have to complete 40 hours of basic mediation training and 40 hours of specialized mediation and related training.