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Uncovering the Internal Obstacles that Prevent Your Clients' Progress:  Working from the Inside Out.

Free Webinar: March 22 2017

It can be a struggle to show clients how they are getting in their own way.  (They call it a "blindspot" for good reason.)  Our clients can be their own worst enemies when it comes to getting what they want.  And they've hired us to help them.  And when we can't move our clients forward because of their blindspots, we run the risk of losing the client's confidence and ultimately the relationship.

 What if you could see inside of your client and show them what they are missing? What if you could reveal to your client their patterns of thinking, feeling and believing that keep them stuck?  And what if you were able to create a self-awareness within your client that allows them make choices that are more consistent with what they want? That'd be pretty awesome, right?

Click here to reserve your space: Register Now


Alternatives to Harassment Investigations - an early resolution approach 

with Roger Beaudry - this short course will be offered in Halifax in May and registration information will be posted soon.

TRoger Beaudry of APTUS Solutions, Ottawa. Roger is an investigator but also a mediator who markets early resolution opportunites to organizations as a less painful way to resolve the issues raised by a colleague.

Roger lectures regularly on negotiation, mediation, investigation and arbitration and has been involved in designing ADR training courses, training mediators and providing negotiation training through various universities and organisations in various countries. In Canada, he has done this mainly in association with the University of Windsor and the University of Ottawa law schools.

Anyone who has ever had experience in the administration or investigation of harassment complaints knows the cost in emotional currency that the harassment process invokes.  Plan to attend this teleconference to learn the Roger’s quick and simple steps to his “Facilitated Conversation” model specifically designed to defuse harassment situations.

Following this free workshop, in May we’ll be offering an indepth workshop in Roger’s Alternative Harassment Resolution Model.  This offer is extended to our professional friends at ICF Atlantic, as well as the HR Associations of all four Atlantic provinces.

REGISTRATION will open soon.


Profiles Certification Program (ProfileXT, Checkpoint 360 Assessment tools)

Presented by: Tim Brennan of HiringSmart

March 25 and 26, Halifax, NS

Profiles Certification Flyer.pdf (and details on cost)

Registration is now OPEN

Register Now


The Arbitration course offering has been cancelled because of low registration and a new date will be proposed

 Nationally Accredited (40-hour) Arbitration Course

Halifax, NS

December course has been Cancelled 


 Annual General Meeting Report

The ADR Atlantic Annual General Meeting and Election of Directors & Officers took place at Saint Mary's University, Halifax on May 7, 2016.

The AGM included a presentation by Dr. Martha E. Simmons, Professor at Osgoode Law School on the topic:  "Dispute Resolution and Complex Problems: What we need to know"

This interactive presentation covered the definition and distinction of complex problems, innovation vs. creativity and the role of dispute resolution in resolving complex disputes. It will share results from a cross-Canada study and engage participants in discussions about their own experiences with complexity.

 Dr. Simmons (left) being introduced to the 35 members by Pamela Large-Moran, C.Arb., C.Med.
 New Board of Directors
Wendy M. Scott, C. Med. (President)
Ron Pizzo, Q. Med. (Vice President)
Lynne Poirier, Q. Arb., Q. Med. (Treasurer)
Andrew D. Butt, C. Med., Q. Arb. (Past President)
Eight others were elected or continued with their 3-year term: Frank DeMont, Q. Med., Myer Rabin, Q. Arb., Eric Slone, C. Arb., Kathryn Gregory, Heather White, C. Med., Alain Paulin, C. Med., Tim Brodie, C. Med., Q. Arb., Pamela Large-Moran, C. Arb., C. Med.,


New featured presentation style for ADRIC Conference

ADR Atlantic Member Tim Brodie, C.Med., Q. Arb. presented his theory on the Keys to the Universe as one of ten ADRIC Talks presentations at the National Conference held in Calgary. All of the ADRIC Talks presentations were well received and they will be available online soon at the ADRIC website.


This is the group of ADRIC Talks presenters at the ADRIC National Conference in Calgary. Our Tim is at far right (brown jacket). These presentations were short Ted Talks style and were received very well -- there are fantastic ADR projects all over Canada. 
The new ADRIC logo and branding was announced at the Conference and it is featured on the banner at the right.

You will find Tim's presentation on YouTube using the title The Keys to the Universe or visit the ADRIC website and search there ( www.adric.ca ).




Halifax workshop, May 2015, Summary by Cavell Boone

 “Transformative Mediation has been adopted in a wide array of contexts including organizational, court, community and governmental settings and has been used in family, neighbour, divorce, youth, multi-party disputes. It has also been adapted for conflict interventions that address team development and organizational disputes” (ADRAI training brochure, March 2015) 


The full article can be accessed by clicking here:

Transformative Mediation Training Summary by Cavell Boone.pdf




FEES for Processing Designations Applications will be charged starting on July 1, 2013

At the May 30 2013 regular meeting of the Board of Directors, the Board reviewed its work with applications for designations. The Board found that the workload is becoming large for the volunteers who do assessment (there have been 16 applications started since September 2012). The process now requires administrative support to manage the applications and the committees now have costs associated with their meetings. The Board has polled other affiliates and learned that Ontario requires a $500 fee to process applications for Chartered Designations and $200 for Qualified Designations. Saskatchewan and Manitoba charge a fee of $200 for all applications. The Board has approved the following fee structure to be implemented for new applications for designations received from July 1, 2013 onwards:

Application for Chartered Arbitrator or Mediator  $200 plus HST processing fee will apply

Application for Qualified Arbitrator or Mediator    $100 plus HST processing fee will apply


ADR unleashes the creativity in disputants!

Welcome to the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Atlantic Institute Website (an affiliate of the ADR Institute of Canada)

The ADR Atlantic Institute (ADRAI) provides the public with:

  • Information about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Access to competent ADR professionals

The ADR Atlantic Institute (ADRAI) provides Mediators, Arbitrators and other ADR practitioner members of the ADR Atlantic Institute with:

  • automatic membership in ADR Institute of Canada
  • a structure that includes accreditation/certification using the National C.Med./Q.Med. and C. Arb./Q.Arb. designations
  • a Code of Ethics
  • a network of professionals and a practice support framework
  • opportunities for upgrading their professional qualifications
  • access to professional practice liability insurance (E&O) at group rates
  • access to preferred rates for home and automobile insurance (NEW)
  • a listing in a National database of ADR practitioners
  • permission to use the ADR Institute of Canada logo on business cards and websites to indicate membership
  • invitations to apply on rosters that are managed by ADRIC or an affiliate
  • representation on policy and practice matters connected with ADR services

The ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) is a national organization that provides a strong and united voice for all matters relating to the practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Canada.

ADR Atlantic Institute

Box 123,  Halifax, NS

B3J 2M4

E-mail:   admin@adratlantic.ca

(ADR Atlantic operates a VIRTUAL OFFICE and does not use a telephone line -- email is the primary communications tool)

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