Alternative Dispute Resolution (2015/16 Program)

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Two semesters, beginning in September

Contact Information: 

Mary Lee
416.675.6622 ext. 3494

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• A bachelor’s degree

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission. 


The 2014/2015 fee for two semesters was
– domestic $5,358.60
– international $14,400.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year. Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Our Program

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 Humber’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) graduate certificate 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.

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. In addition to the placement component, you will have an opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge gained at the on-campus Conflict Resolution Clinic.

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.

The program is suited for you if you have an undergraduate degree and a keen interest in negotiation, mediation and arbitration, whether as part of your current job responsibilities, or to acquire these skills for career advancement.

This program is approved by the ADR Institute of Ontario, Inc. (ADRIO) indicating that the program meets the educational criteria for graduates to gain membership in the institute should they wish to do so.

Note: Students must successfully complete the entire program in order to gain membership with ADRIO.

Your Career

Upon completion of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program, graduates may find employment as an: conflict resolution facilitator, labour organizer, community outreach co-ordinator, conciliator, employee relations officer, employment equity officer, labour relations officer and union representative. They may also work independently as ADR consultants.