Upcoming Free Events

Members and friends, join us at these upcoming free events: Jan 23: Family: Child Focused Approach To Parental Dispute Resolution http://goo.gl/6hsuWh Feb 13: Workplace: How Effectively Does Mediation Handle Power Imbalances? http://goo.gl/fqa68i Mar 20: Biz Comm: ADR Clauses in Contracts http://goo.gl/pYNeQj

Happy Holidays from ADRIO

Happy holidays to all of our members and friends! Please note that the ADRIO office will be closed from December 23rd, 2017 until January 1st, 2018. We will re-open on January 2nd, 2018. Relax, be safe, indulge, and celebrate. We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

ADRIO Members Learn and Network at Meet & Greet

Many ADRIO members recently learned and connected at the ADRIO end-of-year Meet & Greet. Colleagues over dinner and discussed matters of common interests and covered a wide variety of subject matters related to ADR at seven different tables. Thank you to the members who attended

“High Conflict” Event Photos

Many ADRIO members and friends from across Ontario gathered at Bond Place Hotel in Toronto on October 25th & 26th, 2017 to participate in a two day work on High Conflicts in Groups. The workshop was facilitated by Richard Hart, LLB, C.Arb, Director and Conflict Management Specialist, well-known internationally for his extensive experience with groups affected

Ontario ADR Practitioners Gather at Med-Arb Event

ADRIO members and friends gathered at OsgoodePD on October 12th, 2017 to discuss the emerging role of med-arb in dispute resolution. Developed as part of a unique partnership, this joint ADRIO/FDRIO/OsgoodePD program provided a forum for discussion focusing on broadening the skills of those currently working in med-arb and provided a wealth of information for

Things are always complicated in cases of High Conflict

Things are always complicated in cases of High Conflict By Richard D. Hart, LLB, C.Arb, Director and Conflict Management Specialist Seen the movie, Face to Face? It’s a great dramatic study of the complexities of a workplace conflict. WATCH THIS CLIP: https://youtu.be/XDunUysFS7c  “It’s a bit like working with a time bomb…I don’t know when you’re

ADR Update Newsletter Fall 2017 Edition

Fall is a busy time of year, and a lot is happening at ADRIO! The Newsletter Committee is pleased to present ADR Update, Fall 2017 edition. In this issue, you’ll find: President’s Message by Jennifer Bell, C.Med Called to Action (pt. 1): ADRIO’s Path to Truth and Reconciliation by Cathy Wills, MA (Conflict Studies), C.Med,

The 5 Powerful Phases of Workplace Restoration

Shifting from Workplace Investigation to Restoration By Blaine Donais, B.A., LL.B, LL.M., RPDR, C.Med The world of work is rapidly evolving.  When I wrote the book “Workplaces That Work” in 2005, many challenged the concept that we could work towards fairness in the workplace.   But fast-forward to the year 2017 and we now have