The Art of the Question and The Essence of Persuasion: “Brain Fishing”

  • 08 Jun 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Room L174, Loyola Building, Saint Mary's University,Halifax, NS


  • This registration type is available to employees and/or Partners in companies who are Corporate Sustaining Partners of ADRIC.

    Use the discount code that was provided to your representative.

    Registration rate is equal to the ADRAI Member Rate ($250 plus $37.50HST)
  • This price is tax included and it is available to members of CPHR-NB who have a registration code which is available with the internal advertising.

    If you are a member and od not have a code please contact Solange at CPHR-NB or
  • The price includes HST ( $250 plus $37.50)
  • The price includes HST ($330 plus $49.50).

    This registration is available to any person who is not a member of ADRAI or CPHR-NB but who is interested in ADR applied to workplace issues (Managers, HR professionals, Union representatives, Labor and Employment Lawyers, Human Rights Adjudicators etc).

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ADR Atlantic Instituteoffers these professional development workshops to ADR practitioners, Lawyers, Human Resources Professionals, Managers, Supervisors, and Union Representatives. 

Room L174, Loyola Building 

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Overview of the full day workshop

This session will focus on Questioning Skills as applied to workplace problem-solving processes, harassment and bullying issues, difficult problem-solving, high conflict and emotional situations, performance management meetings, and even power imbalance situations.

Great negotiators change and shift the other parties’ thinking on issues – not by pushing and convincing, but by engaging the best thinking and problem-solving skills from all parties. 

Learn to go “fishing” for the most creative part of everyone’s brains, learn how to best attract ideas and creative solutions by focusing on effective questioning and engaging skills.  This workshop will identify a “tackle box” full of skills and tools to elevate anyone’s ability to gain traction with another party on just about any issue.

In addition, bring you scenarios, your impasses, your difficult situations to the workshop – these will be tackled at the session to give you new approaches and ideas.

Spend a day learning the Art of the Question, and increase your ability to ask questions that engage, provokes change, and causes people to think differently.  

Workshop Leader: Gary T. Furlong, B.A., LL.M., C. Med., Chartered Mediator

Gary Furlong has extensive experience in mediation, alternative dispute resolution, organizational facilitation, negotiation, and conflict resolution.  Gary is past president of the ADR Institute of Ontario, is a Chartered Mediator (C. Med.) and holds his Master of Laws (ADR) from Osgoode Hall Law School.  Gary is the author of “The Conflict Resolution Toolbox”, John Wiley and Sons, 2005, and was awarded the McGowan Award of Excellence in ADR in 2005 by the ADR Institute of Canada.

Gary has worked with the Queen’s University Industrial Relations Department conducting research into employment models of dispute resolution in Canadian companies, and teaches a number of labour and workplace related dispute resolution courses at the Queen’s University Industrial Relations Centre along with advanced mediation skills at York University.

Gary is a principal with Agree Dispute Resolution, and is a graduate of Stanford University in California.

ADR Atlantic Institute

Box 123,  Halifax, NS

B3J 2M4


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