The Life of an Introvert

Being an introvert according to the MBTI is not always all fun and games. So I thought I’d share a few my internal musings for those of you who also need time alone to recharge your batteries. What I’ve come to realize over the many months that I have been studying personality types, negotiation styles, […]

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Negotiation styles

One of the topics that we discuss in our workshops is negotiation styles. Most of us engage in some sort of negotiation on a daily basis, whether it has to do with working out the details of a complicated contract, roles and responsibilities within the workplace, or something as simple as who is responsible for […]

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Adventures in moving

Having just moved from Toronto to Oregon, it was a very interesting series of negotiations to get us there in one piece. Some of the most intriguing negotiations involved the sale of our Toronto house and the purchase of our Eugene house, in part because of the contrast in styles of our two agents. In […]

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ADR Training in the Caribbean

There is something surreal about delivering a training workshop with the sound of the ocean in the background and the participants role-playing negotiation and mediation scenarios by the pool. As a new facilitator with the Stitt Feld Handy Group, I have had the opportunity to conduct conflict resolution workshops with Peter Dreyer in both Trinidad […]

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Is Timing Everything?

First published in Up-Date Magazine, May 2011 issue Written by Shireen Sondhi, Stitt Feld Handy Group When should you go to mediation? The short answer is that mediation can be conducted at any stage of the dispute resolution process. However, there are many different factors that can help you to determine when it is most […]

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ADR Training in Ethiopia

In mid-March, when the weather in Toronto is still unreasonably cold, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia to help deliver a train-the-trainer workshop to a group of lawyers and judges who are members of the Ethiopian Arbitration and Conciliation Centre. I always find training in a different country to […]

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Judicial Alternative

By: Linda Branch, The Barbados Advocate Mediation as an alternative means of settling disputes will become part of Barbados’ judicial landscape in the near future in an effort to save time and money, a judiciary representative said yesterday. “We haven’t made the decision yet as to whether it will be compulsory or not, but there […]

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ADR Workshop in Nassau

By: LaKEISHA McSWEENEY Guardian Staff Reporter Endeavouring to develop new ways to resolve conflict at the bargaining table is the main objective of the first of its kind Alternative Dispute Resolution. The five-day conference being held in conjunction with the University of Windsor Law Faculty / Stitt Feld Handy Group got underway on Monday at […]

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Stitt Feld Handy Group teaches ADR to Ethiopian

By Helen Burnett Law Times, April 21, 2008 Alternative dispute resolution is reportedly catching on in Ethiopia-and it has a Canadian connection. Toronto’s Stitt Feld Handy Group and the Ethiopian Arbitration and Conciliation Centre have recently become partners to run training sessions in the East African country. So far in 2008, two have already been […]

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The pitfalls of collective brainpower

Sarah Treleaven, Financial Post Published: Saturday, March 15, 2008 Sarah Treleaven, Financial Post Published: Saturday, March 15, 2008 If meetings are widely considered a waste of time, that’s because, well, they can be a waste of time. Paul Godin, a mediator with Stitt Feld Handy Group in Toronto, says that too often meetings have no clear […]

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