Noteworthy Cases in ADR

NOTEWORTHY CASES Supreme Court of Canada Rules on Arbitration Clauses in Web-based Contracts Dell Computer Corp. v. Union des Consommateurs 2007 SCC 34 – July 13, 2007 Web-based contract – Arbitration clause – Dell’s website had an error in pricing on it for 2 types of handheld computers – When Dell became aware of the errors, it […]

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Poem by a Participant in Trinidad’s Advanced ADR Workshop (Oct. 205, 2007)

A Dedication Part 2 to Peter Dreyer & Nayla Mitha By Tonia Robinson – Oct. 5, 2007 It’s good to be great! It’s even better to feel great! But when you meet two people who are Exceptional at doing both And teaching others to do the same Where life has serious rules in its game […]

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Hagel v. Giles – 2006 CanLII 3964 (ON S.C)

This was a rather interesting case about mandatory mediations, reported in the September 2006 Ontario Reports. The parties attended a mandatory mediation that allegedly resulted in an oral settlement. The plaintiff was physically present at the mediation, while the defendant attended by conference call. The defendant brought a motion for judgment in accordance with the […]

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How Siblings Help You Learn to Negotiate

An article in TIME Magazine, entitled “How Your Siblings Make You Who You Are”, explains how brothers and sisters affect your negotiation style and skills. My sister actually brought this piece to my attention, when she attempted to use it to take credit for my career in ADR. The article states that on average, siblings […]

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Diversity@Work awards

Continuing our commitment to cultural change for a more cohesive Australia, The Trillium Group has partnered with Diversity@Work as a supporting partner of its 2006 Awards. The annual Diversity@Work Awards recognise, celebrate and promote achievements in diversity. Over the past 6 years since the Awards’ inception, companies and individuals have received community recognition of their […]

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Canadians teach Ethiopians to mediate

By Allan Stitt of the Stitt Feld Handy Group This article originally appeared in the April 2006 issue of the Canadian Government Executive (www.netgov.ca). There was certainly a bit of culture shock for us from the moment we landed at the airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I was coming from Toronto with my wife and […]

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Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ethiopia

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Woubshet Ayele, Secretary General of the Ethiopian Arbitration and Conciliation Centre (the “EACC”). Mr. Ayele is a former member of Ethiopia’s High Court judiciary and an experienced general practitioner. He held various legal positions with both the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice and as in-house counsel for a […]

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Our experience teaching online

As an instructor who is used to teaching workshops in-person, I initially had some concern about transitioning to Internet based teaching. When making the decision to take the workshops in that direction, my colleagues and I wanted to make sure that the classroom experience could be effectively replicated in an online conflict resolution training platform. […]

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4 ways online conflict resolution training can help you

In our day-to-day life, disputes come up regularly. They may come up at work, at home, with family, friends, bosses, co-workers or even people on the street. Having effective tools to deal with these disputes can be critical in effectively managing these situations. One way to build these skills is through online conflict resolution training. […]

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Three ways to effectively persuade others

A challenge that is currently facing many people in the world is how to persuade others to come around to their way of thinking. Many people who attend Stitt Feld Handy Group online conflict resolution training ask about effective ways to bring other people around to their way of thinking. This can be especially true […]

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