ADRIC Course: ODR – A Practical Program for Practitioner_#5

ADRIC Course: ODR – A Practical Program for Practitioners - (#5 - September 2021)

Fall 2021 Session:
Introduction & Module 1:  Tuesday September 7th  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET 
Module 2:  Wednesday September 8th  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET 
Module 3:  Thursday September 9th  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET 

Advance registration required no later than Thursday September 2nd at 11:59pm ET

Registered participants will be sent an email with the ZOOM link at least one day prior to the webinar. Please be sure to check your Spam folder.

The ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) and The Canadian Collaborative for Engagement & Conflict Management (CECM) have united on a new, ambitious and practically-focused program in support of mediators and arbitrators offering services online.  This program has been developed by Colm Brannigan and Marc Bhalla, who each have a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in Dispute Resolution and focused their academic research on Online Dispute Resolution.  Colm and Marc have been practicing ODR long before the COVID-19 pandemic and believe that there is a great deal more to addressing conflict remotely than getting a videoconferencing account. 

This in-depth, interactive program will highlight what is unique about addressing conflict online.  In its practical focus, attendees will be walked through online mediation and arbitration processes, from engagement to conflict closure.  Unique challenges and opportunities will be discussed and creative ways to make use of various technologies to enhance the process demonstrated. 

Whether this is your first foray into the world of ODR or you are well versed in it, you will be able to enhance your practice by taking this unique 10-hour program.  The program will be presented through an introduction and 3 modules, over the dates below. 

For more information, please visit the Events page of our website here

Colm Brannigan, LL.M (ADR), C.Med, C.Arb, IMI Cert, FCIArb
Marc Bhalla, LL.M (ADR), CCI (Hon’s), C.Med, Q.Arb, MCIArb  

Format:  This course will be presented online via Zoom.  

Required Equipment:  Attendees need a computer, tablet or phone, an internet connection (wired recommended), a microphone and video camera if they wish to be seen or to participate by audio or video.  Attendees do not have to present themselves visually or audibly to interact or otherwise participate in the course. 

Who Should Take This Course?  Mediators, arbitrators, lawyers and other legal representatives who are either involved in online dispute resolution or are considering becoming involved and would like to learn more about it than a one-platform-fits-all approach.  While ODR shares similarities with in-person processes, there are significant differences that practitioners need to be aware of. 
Professional Development Accreditation:
• Earn 20 CEE points for ADRIC designation holders.
• CPD accreditation pending from all Law Societies across Canada. Please visit our website for more information.

Registration Rates:
ADRIC Members:  $495
Non-Members:  $695
applicable taxes extra

Limited spaces available 


Special offer to attendees: 
Those who register to attend this program are welcome to sign up to participate in a role play exercise coordinated by Colm and Marc after the program concludes. 

Note: this course is available in English only at the moment, but we hope to translate and find French instructors for 2021. Thank you.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you must cancel, notice must be received in writing.  All refund requests received up to one week prior to the date of the webinar will receive a refund less a 5% administrative fee. Notice must be received NO LATER THAN 11:59pm ET THREE DAYS PRIOR to the date of the webinar 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.

To register:

ADRIC Members: "Sign in" to this page with your Member Portal login credentials. Scroll to the bottom of this page and click "Register Myself" and then click "Proceed to Checkout" to go to your Cart.
Non-members:  If you already have an account with us, use your regular login credentials.  If you are new to us, click "Create an account". Scroll to the bottom of this page and click "Register Myself". Please include your province for auto-calculation of applicable taxes.

9/7/2021 1:00 PM - 9/9/2021 4:00 PM
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