Introduction to ADR: Mediation and Negotiation

Course Code: ADR 5000

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). It will provide students with an introduction to conflict analysis, negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Through a series of role plays and simulation exercises, students will gain insight into the practice of ADR and will have the opportunity to develop effective negotiation and mediation skills. Students will gain a greater understanding of the differences between principled and positional negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation processes. Students will learn about the ADR Institute of (Ontario) Canada Inc., with specific reference to the code of ethics including such professional principles as fairness, integrity, trust and confidentiality.