The ADRIO™ Education Committee is charged with the responsibility of approving courses that instructors, institutions and universities submit for review by the ADRIO™ Education Committee.
The following alternate dispute resolution programs have been evaluated by the Education Committee. Completion of a total of 40 hours meets the educational criteria for membership in the Institute. For details regarding additional upcoming course dates, fees and locations, please see contact information in each of the listing.

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For courses, workshops and seminars that are run by ADRIO: View Our Events Page

ADR & Advanced ADR Workshops (two 4-day programs)

Instructors: Stitt Feld Handy Group
Location: Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario (and other cities throughout Canada)
Contact: Stitt Feld Handy Group at 1-800-318-9741 or 416-307-0000

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Graduate Certificate Program (full-time one-year program over two academic semesters)

Instructors: Various ADR practitioners
Location: Humber College Institute of Technology, Lakeshore Campus
Contact: Mary Lee, LL.M. (ADR), Program Advisor, ADR Graduate Certificate Program (

Certificate in Dispute Resolution (140-hour program)

Instructors: Desmond Ellis, PhD.; Blaine Donais, BA, LLB.; Richard W. Shields,LLB., MA., LLM., PhD., LSUC, Cert. CFM, C.Med., C.Arb., Cert.F.Med., Acc.F.Med.;Dennis Hodgkinson, BComm, LLM, Cert. ADR.
Location: York University, Toronto, Ontario
Contact: School of Continuing Studies, Ph: 416-736-5616

Collaborative Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills & Process

Instructor: Janine Higgins, LL.B., C.Med
Location: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Contact: Division of Continuing Education, Ph: 519-661-3658

 3-Day Advanced Workplace Restoration Course
Instructor: Blaine Donais, B.A., LL.B, LL.M., RPDR C.Med & Ann Morgan BA, CVP, RRP, RP, WFA
Location: Toronto, Ontario 


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Upcoming dates: 

June 17- 19, 2019 

Dispute Resolution Courses


Upcoming Dates:

Level 1 – Fundamentals – January 13 – 15, 2020 and July 13 – 15, 2020
Level 2 – Mediation – February 10 – 12, 2020 and July 16 – 18, 2020

Rick Russell, B.A., LL.B., C. Med., C. Arb., Distinguished Fellow I.A.M.
Heather Swartz, M.S.W., C. Med., Acc. FM, Cert. F. Med.
Shelley Stirling-Boyes, BA (Hons), Acc. FM

Contact: Rose Bowden – 1-800-524-6967 or (905) 627-5582 or

At Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON

Both workshops also qualify for credits toward a Certificate in Conflict Management and Mediation offered by Conrad Grebel University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo.
These courses also qualify for LSUC CPD hours.

Riverdale Mediation Family Mediation Certificate Program
All courses and practicum/supervised experience for professional family mediation certification with ADRIO, FDRIO and OAFM; eligible for court-connected services.


Location: Toronto
Hilary Linton, CF. Med (ADRIO); FDRP Med (FDRIO); CFM (FMC); Acc. FM (OAFM)
Elizabeth Hyde: Acc. FM (OAFM); FDRP PC (FDRIO).
Guest lecturers and coaches: TBD

Fundamentals of Mediation

This course is accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Continuing Professional Development. CPD

This program contains 1.75 Professionalism Hours and 38.25 Substantive Hours.

Instructor: Kathryn Munn, LL. B., Cert. ConRes., C. Med., C.Arb, IMI Certified Mediator; Donald Bisson, Q.Med (Northern Ontario)
Location: London, Ontario and other locations in Ontario; Northern Ontario – D. Bisson
Contact: Munn Conflict Resolution Services – Ms. Munn at (519) 660-1242 or;
Northern Ontario – Mr. Bisson 1-888-647-1720 or

Website:; or for northern Ontario

Upcoming Dates:

London, Ontario

March 25, 26, 27, 30 & 31, 2020
October 28, 29, 30, Nov 2, & 3, 2020

Mediation – Alternative Dispute Resolution (graduate certificate, one-year program)

Instructors: Dale Burt, MA Psych, Q.Med, Virginia Harwood, Q.Med, Tricia Morris, Q.Med
Location: Durham College – Oshawa, Ontario
Contact: Dale Burt, MA Psych, Q.Med (Program Coordinator),

5 Day Foundational Conflict Management & Mediation Workshop – MDR Associates Conflict Resolution Inc.

Instructors: Richard J. Moore, LL.B., C.Med, C.Arb, CFM, Cert. Med. IMI – MDR Associates
Location: Ottawa and various sites across Canada
Contact: Richard Moore at 613-230-8671

Upcoming dates: March 23-27, 2020 in Ottawa, and April 26 – May 1, 2020 in Toronto.

Toronto location: First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, 175 St. Clair West 

5 Day Advanced & Multiparty Mediation Workshop – MDR Associates Conflict Resolution Inc.

Instructors: Richard J. Moore, LL.B., C.Med, C.Arb, CFM, Cert. Med. IMI – MDR Associates
Location: Ottawa and various sites across Canada
Contact: Richard Moore at 613-230-8671

Upcoming Dates: October 28 – November 1, 2019 in Ottawa, and May 25-29, 2020 in Toronto

Toronto Location: First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, 175 St. Clair West

Conflict Management Coaching


CINERGY® Coaching offers virtual training and 4-day in-person Conflict Management Coaching Workshops. The in-person workshops currently scheduled are: November 19-22, 2019 (Toronto) and November 12-15, 2019 (Ottawa).

Conflict management coaching – also known as conflict coaching – is a one-on-one technique in which a trained coach assists people to independently manage specific disputes or to strengthen their conflict management skills. This process may also be used to prepare individuals to participate in mediation and negotiation. Conflict management coaching may be used in any context in which clients want assistance to better engage in conflict.

For more information and to register go to or contact us at

 The Essentials 


Instructor: Helen Lightstone LL.M.(DR),C-Med
For more information: 

The Essentials is designed to provide Dispute Resolution Training students with the ability to differentiate between the negotiation and mediation processes, to explain the roles of negotiator and mediator and to provide insight into the positions of the parties of a conflict. The Essentials will include engaging lectures, in-depth class discussions as well as plenty of opportunity to practice new found skills by way of role-playing.
The Essentials is targeted to HR professionals, public and private sector employees, legal professionals and anyone interested in resolving disputes. Students will learn the consequences of each type of dispute resolution process which could potentially save time, money and increase morale and productivity. Anyone interested in enhancing their current personal and professional relationships will benefit from this course.
Course completion satisfies the educational component and membership requirements of the ADR Institute of Ontario and count as hours towards the educational component of the Q.Med and C.Med designations.

Upcoming dates:

February 24-28 and June 22-26, 2020, in Toronto, ON.

Mediation for Professionals

Instructors: LOUIE SPEDALIERE LL.B (Hons); Mary Joseph, Q.Med.; Hayley MacPhail M.Ed., CYC cert., Q. Med; Laura gray, BA, MA, LLM, AccFM

Location: Online

Contact: Alysha Doria, 905-839-0001


ADR specialization (within the Legal Studies Program) Program consisting of the following courses:  Human Rights Mediation; Employment & Mediation; Family Mediation; Theory and Practice of Mediation  


Name of Approved Course Provider:  Legal Studies Program, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Location: UOIT, Oshawa, Ontario

Contact:  Ms. Sasha Baglay, PhD, Director of Legal Studies Program, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
Upcoming Dates: Winter 2017: January 8, 2018-  April 6, 2018