ADRSK - National Introductory Arbitration Course - 2018

A comprehensive, 40-hour program which includes: An introduction to the arbitration process and its various applications; How to conduct an arbitration hearing; and How to write an arbitration award.

ADRSK - National Introductory Arbitration Course
October 23, 24, 25, and November 5 & 6, 2018 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
Dispute Resolution Office, Ministry of Justice
323 - 3085 Albert St., Regina, SK  S4S 0B1

Space is limited and spots will be filled on the basis of PAID Registration Fees.


  • An introduction to the arbitration process and its various applications.
  • How to conduct an arbitration hearing.
  • How to write an arbitration award.


  • Approved by the Law Society of Saskatchewan for 38.0 CPD Hours (including 3.0 hours Ethics).
  • Earn 50 CEE points from the ADR Institute of Canada for C.Meds and Q.Meds.


Once successfully completed, this Course fulfills the educational requirements for the ADR Institute of Canada’s national designations of Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) and Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb).


  • Aspiring arbitrators including:
    • Lawyers wishing to add arbitration to their practice.
    • Mediators wishing to augment their ADR practice.
    • Union Representatives, Management and Specialists in Human Resources and Labour Relations.
    • Insurance Adjudicators, Investigators, Chairs of Adjudication Panels, Tribunal Members, Accountants, Engineers and other professionals.


  • No prior arbitration training or qualifications required.


  • Become familiar with arbitration as a process.
  • Compare arbitration, mediation, negotiation and litigation and understand their differences.
  • Become aware of the various applications for arbitration.
  • Become fluent in the arbitration act in your jurisdiction.
  • Know the key objectives of arbitration.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the arbitrator.
  • Learn the stages of an arbitration file.
  • Learn about running a fair arbitration hearing.
  • Understand the concept of evidence in arbitration hearings.
  • Understand the role of contract law in arbitration.
  • Be introduced to the modern method of interpretation of contracts and legislation.
  • Learn about good decision making and gain practice in decision making as the arbitrator.
  • Learn about good decision writing and gain practice in writing awards.
  • Gain practice in dealing with ethical dilemmas.


Anne M. Wallace, Q.C, LL.B., C.Arb, C.Med, CTAJ, IMI Cert., Anne Wallace Legal Professional Corporation.

A lawyer for more than 30 years, since 2007 Anne works exclusively as a dispute resolution neutral, instructor and trainer. She is a labour arbitrator, mediator, conciliator and investigator and performs other adjudicative functions. Anne instructs tribunal members, tribunal staff and advocates in the Foundation of Administrative Justice’s certificate program in administrative justice and is ADRSK’s instructor for this Introductory Arbitration Course.

The ADR Institute of Canada National Introductory Training Programs are delivered exclusively through highly qualified Trainers who have been accredited by the ADR Institute of Canada to deliver the programs.


  • Before the course, we will send you Pre-Course Materials including reading and exercises to be completed before to the start of the course. You should set aside three to four hours to do this work.
  • The five-day course includes lectures by the Instructor, small and large group discussions and in-class exercises.
  • At the end of each of Day One, Day Two and Day Four, the Instructor assigns homework that should take no more than an hour.
  • At the end of Day Three, the Instructor assigns you an exercise where you will make the decision and write a practice award. The Instructor reviews the practice awards and provides feedback to each student. This exercise can take several hours to complete.
  • On the afternoon of Day Five, the students view a mock arbitration case. Students are then asked to make and write the award for the case within thirty days after the conclusion of the course. A student must obtain a pass mark of 65 on their award. Students are provided with the marking criteria along with the material for the exam.



  • The National Introductory Arbitration Course Pre-Course Material (to be completed by students before the start of the course).
  • The National Introductory Arbitration Course Course Manual.
  • The textbook A Portable Guide to Evidence by Michael Doherty.
  • Power Points, Resources, Exercises and other handouts for the Course.
  • The Arbitration Act of Saskatchewan - please download it from here:
  • Refreshment breaks on all five days.
  • Lunch on all five days.


Members: $1995 plus GST - (Members: "Sign in" to your Member Portal)

Non-Members: $2295 plus GST – (Non-Members:  If you are already in our database, login to your account.  Your username is your e-mail address. If you are not sure, click "Forgot my password" to receive a link to create a login.  If you are new to us, you will need to "Create an account" to complete your registration.)

REGISTER EARLY!  Space is limited and spots will be filled on the basis of PAID Registration Fees.



Request for cancellation must be received in writing. Requests received on or prior to October 1, 2018 receive a full refund less a $100 administration fee; after October 1 to October 15, 2018, receive a full refund less a $200 administration fee; on or after October 16, 2018, receive a full refund less a $680 administration fee.

ADR Institute of Saskatchewan
Box 22015 RPO Wildwood
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5P1
Telephone: 1-866-596-7275

The ADR Institute of Saskatchewan is a non-profit organization that provides a strong, united voice in all matters relating to the practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution.  The Institute provides the public with information about ADR and access to competent ADR professionals who are bound by a Code of Ethics.

23/10/2018 8:00 AM - 06/11/2018 5:00 PM
Dispute Resolution Office, Ministry of Justice 323 - 3085 Albert St. Regina, SK S4S 0B1

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