The ADR Entrepreneur: Process Design

Course Code: ADR 5007

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course is designed to serve as an introduction to self-employment and small business management for the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) professional. It will introduce the concepts of entrepreneurship, marketing of a business and the business plan. Students will gain a basic understanding of the considerations involved in deciding to enter into an independent business and the steps involved in starting a new business in the ADR services field. At the same time, students will be given the opportunity to develop their skills in problem solving and decision-making through the design of a conflict resolution model. Whether the student's goal is to start his or her own practice or work within an established practice, this course will provide the necessary skills to develop and design a conflict resolution training program to be delivered independently or in conjunction with other mechanisms while adhering to the Code of Conduct.