Continuous Access Events/Webinars
ADRIC Free Webinars available on demand:
- Everything’s Changed: What Do We Do Now? – recorded May 27, 2020
- Transference / Compassion Fatigue – recorded May 13, 2020
- Comprendre les bases de la médiation en ligne : Introduction à l’utilisation de Zoom et conseils pratiques – recorded April 15, 2020
- Gaining Proficiency and Understanding ODR using Zoom – recorded April 8, 2020
- Options for Online Dispute Resolution: An Introduction to Using Zoom – recorded March 23, 2020
- Workplace Claims and Solutions – recorded June 13, 2019
- June 2, 2020, 8:30 am: 2020 Construction Dispute Symposium - Collaborative & Adversarial Approaches - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
- June 10, 2020, 11:00 am: ADRIC FREE Cross-Country Connectivity Webinar - You Can’t Un-ring the Bell: Lessons Learned
- June 17, 2020, 1:00 pm: ADRIC FREE Webinar - Mental Health in the Age of Dramatic Change and Uncertainty
- September 23, 2020, 2:00 pm: CanArbWeek 2020
- October 21, 2020, All Day: ADRIC 2020: Clarity in Conflict Resolution
Events in May 2020
- ADRIC Webinar: Transference / Compassion Fatigue
ADRIC Webinar: Transference / Compassion Fatigue
Facilitator: Viki Scott, RC (c), BSc, RRP, CHRM, MBA, ADR(c), President and Principal Consultant, Scott & Associates Inc.
At times, we mediators hear and resolve issues arising from highly emotionally charged conflict. In today’s workplace environments, mediators will be challenged to resolve issues associated with bullying, cultural differences, harassment and violence, etc. We must be mindful of the risk of “transference” resulting from the information we receive and the affect it may have on our own psychological and physical well-being.
Compassion fatigue, also known as secondary traumatic stress (STS), is a condition characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time. Compassion fatigue is a condition commonly known among professionals who work directly with victims of disasters, trauma, or illness, especially in the health care industry. It is not just a form of “burnout”. Professionals in other occupations also at risk for experiencing compassion fatigue include lawyers, arbitrators and parenting coordinators and other dispute resolution professionals.
- Complete the “Professional Quality of Life Scale” – “PROQOL” Self-Assessment;
- Learn the signs, symptoms and the “causal” effect of Compassion Fatigue;
- Learn means and ways of preventing Compassion Fatigue; identify what strategies to adopt for minimizing risk and what supports are available in the event of.
- ADRIC - Learn to Mediate (and Arbitrate) Online
ADRIC - Learn to Mediate (and Arbitrate) Online
In this 3 hour webinar training program, you will learn the basics of conducting your mediations/ arbitrations through the Zoom online platform and the practical and ethical considerations you need to know.
The training covers:
- Recommended equipment and setup
- Account setup and program settings
- Mediation session scheduling and setup
- Use of waiting room
- How to set up breakout rooms for caucus
- How to navigate between rooms
- Functionality including screen-sharing
- Security considerations
- Ethical considerations re: Confidentiality and Privacy
- Best practices and troubleshooting
- Quick tips for marketing an online practice
- Last half-hour dedicated to answering your questions
- We can also set you up with a group of three other participants so you can connect and plan to practice with each other after the session – just click the “agree to be connected” box when you register!
In this informative session, you will receive the entire Learn to Mediate/Arbitrate Online training program to help you integrate an online platform into your practice!
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
The course covers the practical, such as setting up sessions and conducting the actual meetings, as well as the ethical considerations that are raised when your clients are remote in location.
You even receive the Learn to Mediate Online Guidelines and Ground Rules for use in your new online practice!
This course usually costs $299 US per person, but through the collaborative efforts of a number of ADR organizations (AAMS, ADRIC, the Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre in Alberta, and the Family Mediation Society) we have been able to arrange for the training at this incredible price.
Professional Development Accreditation:
- CPD accreditations pending from all Law Societies across Canada.
- ADRIC designation holders earn 6 CEE points.
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Presentation materials, including a link to the live webinar, will be emailed to participants the day prior to the training. (If you do not receive, please check your spam folder.)
ADRIC Members: $25.00*
ADR Organization Members: $25.00* (ask your organisation for the discount code)
Non- Members: $75.00*
*Applicable taxes extra
Practice is important! With your permission (during the registration process) we will introduce you to three peers also registered for this course so you can connect and set up Zoom practice sessions for yourselves.
Susan Guthrie, nationally recognized as one of the Top Family Law and Mediation Attorneys in the U.S., has been helping individuals and families navigate separation and divorce for 30 years. She sits on the Executive Council of the American Bar Association's Section of Dispute Resolution as the Membership Chair and is one of the Section's Mediation Committee Co-Chairs. Susan also sits on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA). Susan is an online mediation expert and has been training mediators to take their practice online for more than two years. Susan personally has operated on a fully online basis as a family law mediator for several years and currently works with clients throughout the country and the world. She is passionate about expanding access to mediation as a dispute resolution practice to an ever expanding public searching for alternatives to the adversarial litigation approach. Susan founded Learn to Mediate Online in order to help fellow mediators and professionals to ethically and efficiently integrate an online platform into their practice.
- ADRIC FREE Cross-Country Connectivity Videoconference - In collaboration with ADRSK - Everything’s Changed: What Do We Do Now
ADRIC FREE Cross-Country Connectivity Videoconference - In collaboration with ADRSK - Everything’s Changed: What Do We Do Now
Everything's Changed: What Do We Do Now
Advance registration required no later than Tuesday May 26 at 12:00pm ET sharp.
Registered participants will be sent an email with the ZOOM link the day before the webinar. Please be sure to check your Spam folder before contacting us.
FREE for ADRIC Members
Non-Members: $35 plus applicable tax
Join us for an interactive discussion on the current reality during the pandemic: have our clients' needs changed? Do we need to change?What have we learned so far?Any ideas for positive change? Can ADRIC and affiliates do anything to support members now and as we move into recovery?
- Scott Siemens, C.Med, B.Comm, FICB, ADRSK President, ADRIC Past President and current ADRIC Director
- Gina Alexander, C.Med, Executive Director, Community Safety and Well-Being, Ministries of Justice and Attorney General and Corrections and Policing
After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan and completing a 10 year career in Corporate Finance, Scott transitioned into the Public sector with several assignments inside the Department of Justice, Canada Revenue Agency and Canada Border Services Agency.
In 1996, as part of a journey in self-discovery, Scott took a 5 year leave from Government where he and his family served as volunteers with a US based international relief and development agency. Working amidst the oppressed and conflicted peoples of southern Appalachia & Central America, Scott provided direction to local initiatives focusing on conflict transformation through several Victim-Offender Reconciliation Programs (VORP) he administered. In 2002, Scott and his family returned to Canada, rejoining his Federal employer as an Internal Labour Relations Mediator. Since that time, Scott has continued his international work within multi-disciplinary teams engaging conflict environments in Northern Ireland; Africa (Rwanda, Burundi, east Congo, Zimbabwe; and SE Asia (Cambodia & Laos).
As part of the Eastern Mennonite University and Seminary (Harrisonburg VA) Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies program, Scott has been conducting mediations and facilitations inside and out of government for nearly two decades. Scott is a Government of Canada accredited mediator with the Department of Justice’s ICMS network, a member in good standing of the ADR Institute of Saskatchewan, and holds the designation of Chartered Mediator (C.Med.) with the ADR Institute of Canada. Scott is a Director of the ADR Institute of Canada.
Gina is the Executive Director of Community Safety and Well-Being, Integrated Justice Services, serving both the Ministries of Justice and Attorney General and Corrections and Policing. Her responsibilities cover province wide programs and initiatives including Victims Services, Restorative Justice Programs, Interpersonal Violence and Abuse, Hub Tables and the Northern Alcohol Strategy.
Prior to this current assignment, she was the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister to the Premier of Saskatchewan where she was responsible for the co-ordination and implementation of various meetings, committees and government wide initiatives.
Between 2007 and 2015 Gina was responsible for the delivery of province wide programs including court annexed civil and family mediation, fee for service mediation, facilitation and training.
Gina’s extensive mediation and facilitation experience includes high conflict family mediation, civil mediation, organizational and multi-party facilitation. She has provided mediation, conflict resolution and leadership training to thousands of participants.