Everything's Changed: What Do We Do Now
This is 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.