NO spaces left -- Transformative Mediation Training with Joe Folger and Basia Solarz

  • 12 May 2015
  • 8:30 AM
  • 14 May 2015
  • 4:30 PM
  • Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS


  • If you are a member of the CBA or an ADRIC member in any other Affiliate then you qualify for a reduced registration -- we will verify your membership after you register.
  • Any member of ADR Atlantic may register for this reduced rate
  • Any person may register for this rate. Note that if you become a member of ADR Atlantic before registration then you will be able to register for the reduced rate -- your bonus is that you enjoy membership benefits for the rest of 2015.
  • This registration is only available to the planning committee members
  • The Board will announce the Process for Nomination and Selection soon!

    ADR Atlantic will award one registration for this event in the names of Annette Strug and Suki Starnes. Both professionals have been awarded the Distinguished Service Award (2014) by the ADR Atlantic Institute for their significant contribution to training, advocacy and practice of ADR in Atlantic Canada. Their wish, and ADR Atlantic concurs, is that the Institute encourage education and skill development amongst its members and other ADR practitioners.

    The Scholarship may be awarded to a member or non-member who would not be able to attend the training without the scholarship.

    Critical: Any person interested in the scholarship will need to be nominated by an active member of ADR Atlantic. Contact us at to get more information on how to nominate or be nominated.

    Nominations will be received up to March 23 and the procedures are now advertised on ADRAI homepage on this site.
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TRANSFORMATIVE MEDIATION: Foundations and Practice

Facilitator: Joseph P. Folger, Ph. D.

Co-Facilitator:  Basia Solarz, Certified Transformative Mediator™

Transformative Mediation is an approach to conflict intervention that is based upon the view of conflict presented in the book “The Promise of Mediation” by Robert A. Baruch Bush and Joseph P. Folger. Transformative  Mediation has been adopted in a wide array of contexts including organizational, court, community and governmental settings and has been used in family, neighbor, divorce, youth, multi-party disputes.  It has also been adapted for conflict interventions that address team development and organizational disputes.  This training program provides an understanding of the core purpose and foundational principles of the Transformative practice.   In addition to exploring the goals and effects of Transformative intervention, this training provides participants with practice in core Transformative intervention skills and an understanding of how these skills are linked to Transformative intervention goals of party empowerment and recognition.  Through lecture, discussion, video illustrations, and skill building exercises, this training program grounds participants in an approach to mediation practice that is rooted in the assumption that conflict is a crisis in human interaction.

About the Presenter:

Joseph Folger is a Professor of Adult and Organizational Development at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is co-founder and current Board President of  The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation. His work at  the Institute has included assisting with the design and delivery of the United States Postal Service REDRESS mediation program, as well as conducting assessment and benchmarking research for numerous organizations and mediation agencies. He has worked extensively as a third party intervener in organizational, community, court and small group disputes.  He is also the co-founder of Temple University’s Conflict Education Resource Team – a peer mediation program for Temple University students.

Professor Folger has published extensively in the areas of communication, conflict, mediation, and third party intervention processes. His books include the award winning volumes, Working Through Conflict: Strategies for Relationships, Groups and Organizations (7thedition, with M.S. Poole and R.K. Stutman) and The Promise of Mediation (with R. Bush, 1st and 2ndeditions).   He edited (with R.Bush) Designing Mediation: Approaches to Training and Practice within the Transformative Framework  and most recently he edited (with R. Bush and D. DellaNoce)  Transformative Mediation: A Sourcebook --  Resources for Conflict Intervention Practitioners and Programs.  

Basia Solarz serves as the inaugural Conflict Transformation Specialist for the award-winning Workplace Conflict Resolution Program at Capital District Health Authority in Nova Scotia, Canada. In this role, she provides mediation, conflict coaching, and education and training for the 12,000 people working in the district. She is a trainer and consultant to other healthcare districts across the province. Ms. Solarz is a member of the Partnership for Productive Organizational Conflict (Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia) which connects conflict resolution researchers, practitioners, and organizations to generate and share best practices in organizational conflict resolution. Basia is a Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation.

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