Comprehensive ODR Course (Presented Online)
The ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) and
The Canadian Collaborative for Engagement & Conflict Management
(CECM) have once again united. We have updated and extended our popular,
practically-focused program on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR).
The year is 2024. The dispute resolution
field has settled into the “new normal”. Online service offerings have
become commonplace amongst ADR practitioners. As it goes with
technology, there are constantly new disrupters. The rise of Artificial
Intelligence (AI) is a prime example. It is important for ADR
professionals to understand how AI impacts parties participating in
mediation and arbitration. This program provides a contemporary overview
of Online Dispute Resolution, complete with interactive insights shared
around cutting-edge developments through such phenomenon as AI and
online becoming the default venue for many ADR processes in this day and
Join Canada’s leading ODR experts to get up
to speed in the latest ODR trends, to consider best practices around
common online ADR offerings of the day and to assess how to prepare for
the inevitable increased integration of AI into dispute resolution
Day 1 – Talk the Talk | Saturday, June 1, 2024 10:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST | Zoom
The first day of this fully updated
workshop features the co-authors of Canada’s first book about ODR
offering an overview of the interplay of ODR in ADR, interactive
discussions around key considerations, and a practical view of the role
of technology in everyday practice.
Day 2 – Walk the Walk | Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST | Zoom
The second day includes role playing and an
experiential embrace of Online Dispute Resolution. Attendees will have
the chance to consider the experience of parties to help them to
empathize and strategize around how to introduce, refine, or fine tune,
their dispute resolution services in today’s “new normal”.
Colm Brannigan LL.M (ADR), C.Med, C.Arb, C.Med-Arb, IMI Cert, FCIArb
Marc Bhalla LL.M (DR), C.Med, C.Arb
This program was developed by Colm
Brannigan and Marc Bhalla, who each have a Master of Laws in Dispute
Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School and who each focused their
academic research on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR).
Colm and Marc wrote Canada’s first book on ODR. Released in 2022, ODR – Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.
is a collection spanning over twenty years of practical and theoretical
consideration of the application of technology to dispute resolution.
The book has received international acclaim, leading Colm and Marc to
represent Canada speaking about ODR around the globe, including as far
away as New Zealand for the International Council for Online Dispute
Resolution (ICODR) and as keynote speakers for multiple conferences in
the United States, including Mediate.com’s Artificial Intelligence &
Mediation Conference of 2023.
Format: This course will be presented online via Zoom.
Language: This course will be presented in English
Required Equipment: Attendees need a computer, tablet or phone with audio and video capabilities, along with an internet connection.
Who Should Take This Course?
Mediators, arbitrators, lawyers, paralegals and others involved in
dispute resolution processes – particularly those who wish to stay
abreast of technological developments in the field and remain in
practice as the machines take over.
Professional Development Accreditation:
Day 1: Saturday, June 1, 2024 10:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Day 2: Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
ADRIC Members: $1,320*
*applicable taxes extra
Limited space available.
We reserve the right to cancel the
session if minimum registration numbers are not met and would notify
registrants one week prior to the course start date.
Deadline to register: the Thursday prior at 11:59pm ET
CANCELLATION POLICY: If
you must cancel, notice must be received in writing. All refund requests
received up to one week prior to the first day of the course will
receive a refund less a 5% administrative fee. Notice must be received
NO LATER THAN 11:59pm ET THREE DAYS PRIOR to the first day of the course
to receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee unless we are able to
find a replacement for your spot, in which case you will receive a
refund less 10% admin fee. No refunds available after that point.