Frequently Asked Questions

What education or work-related background do I need to take the course?

Will the training count towards my association or organization’s professional development credits or requirements?

What Certificate do I get at the end of the training?

How many people attend at each public workshop?

Who teaches the workshops?

How do I register for a workshop?

Where are the courses taught?

What time does the course start and when does it end?

What does the cost of the course include?

What type of employment can I get after I take the ADR Workshop?

How much would a customized in-house course cost for my organization?

Can I speak to an instructor regarding the training before I register?

 

What education or work-related background do I need to take the course?

You don’t need any specific educational background or experience to take our workshops. There are no prerequisites.  Participants in our workshops have a range of education and experience. Our workshops are designed for managers, HR professionals, government officials, lawyers, business people, labour/employment relations specialists, health care professionals, educators, consultants, people who want to be professional mediators, and any others who deal with conflict or negotiate in their work or personal lives.  The workshops are designed to help people build skills and develop new tools, regardless of their experience.

Will the training count towards my association or organization’s professional development credits or requirements?

The Stitt Feld Handy workshops are accredited by several groups and organizations.  We will also work with you to complete any self-reporting requirements that may be necessary for your group.

What Certificate do I get at the end of the training?

At the end of the ADR Workshop, Advanced ADR Workshop, Applied ADR Workshop, Become a Powerful Negotiator Workshop, and the Dealing With Difficult People Workshop you will receive a Certificate from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, signed by the Dean of the Law School.   At the completion of the two online courses (negotiation and difficult conversations) you will also receive the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law certificate, which you will have to print yourself.

How many people attend at each public workshop?

The attendance varies with each course.  In general, the range is from 15 to 36.  If the workshop is larger than 24 people, we run two simultaneous working groups.

Who teaches the workshops?

The Stitt Feld Handy Group has 5 full-time trainers. Please click here to see which instructors are scheduled for each course.

How do I register for a workshop?

There are several ways to register:

  • Online (Please visit the course list found here, select a workshop, then click on the register for details.)
  • By faxing in a registration form to (416) 307-0011
  • By calling us at (416) 307-0007 or 1-800-318-9741 (from Canada)

Where are the courses taught?

We run our public workshops in Toronto,  Ottawa, St. John’s and periodically in other cities throughout Canada.  For directions to our Toronto office please click here.  In Ottawa, our workshops are usually located at the Novotel Ottawa Hotel.  For a full list of cities in which we currently have scheduled workshops, click here.

What time does the course start and when does it end?

The workshops run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day. On the  first day of each course, morning registration begins at 8:00 a.m. There is homework in the evenings.

What does the cost of the course include?

The course fee includes the binder with reference material, any books required to be read, lunch on each workshop day, as well as refreshments and snacks throughout each day.  The course fee does not include accommodations or related travel expenses (such as parking) while you are at the course.

What type of employment can I get after I take the ADR Workshop?

The  ADR Workshops teach skills and techniques in negotiation and dispute resolution. The skills you learn will help you in your work and personal life. Some people then become professional mediators. Mediation is a difficult field to break into, though.  People’s success at finding mediation work often depends on who they know (their connections).  Some HR departments look for people who have mediation skills to mediate within their organization.
 

How much would a customized in-house course cost for my organization?

The cost of a customized workshop varies depending on the size of group and the number of training days.  We can work with you and your organization to create a workshop that fits your specific needs.  For pricing and other information, please email us at contact@adr.ca or call us at (416) 307-0007 or 1-800-318-9741 (from Canada).

Can I speak to an instructor regarding the training before I register?

Absolutely.  One of our instructors would be happy to speak to you and answer any questions that you may have regarding the training. Please call us  at  (416) 307-0007 or 1-800-318-9741 (from Canada).