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Two semesters, beginning in September
The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) graduate certificate program consists of two academic semesters and a four-week placement.
The ADR program includes the use of principled negotiations, mediation and arbitration to resolve disputes between individuals, businesses, insured and insurers, individuals and government agencies, and within families, for example.
The program is suited for those with an undergraduate degree and a keen interest in negotiation, mediation and arbitrations, whether as part of their current job responsibilities, or to acquire these skills for career advancement.
Through core curriculum in the areas of insurance law, labour law, family law, commercial law, system design and community mediation, together with intensive workshop training in the core foundations of negotiation, mediation and arbitration, this program will benefit employees as conflict resolution facilitators and agents representing parties participating in the mediation or arbitration process.
Recent university graduates wanting to enhance their academic credentials and those currently employed in the areas of legal practice, human resources, health care, education, social work, real estate and insurance will find this program and the skills learned fits many day to day work practices. For example, they may use these skills to represent clients in the civil justice system, in the context of labour grievances and employment standards complaints, and in pursuing no-fault automobile insurance benefits.
Upon completion of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program, graduates may find employment as an: arbitrator, labour organizer, community outreach co-ordinator, conciliator, conflict resolution facilitator, employee relations officer, employment equity officer, labour relations officer, mediator and union representative. They may also work independently as ADR consultants.
Note: For more information, refer to Selection Procedures.
Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
The 2013/2014 fee for two semesters is
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2013/2014 academic year.
Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.
|Course Code||Course Name|
|ADR 5000||Introduction to ADR: Mediation, Negotiation, Arbitration|
|ADR 5001||ADR Mechanisms within the Court Process|
|ADR 5002||Administrative Tribunals: Practice|
|ADR 5003||Ethical Issues in ADR|
|ADR 5004||Advocacy Skills for ADR Professionals|
|ADR 5005||Community Mediation|
|Course Code||Course Name|
|ADR 5006||Advanced Negotiation and Mediation: Case Analysis|
|ADR 5007||The ADR Entrepreneur: Process Design|
|ADR 5008||Commercial Dispute Resolution and Contracts|
|ADR 5009||Employment/Labour Dispute Resolution|
|ADR 5100||Family Mediation|
|ADR 5110||General Insurance Mediation|
|ADR 5120||Alternative Dispute Resolution Placement|