Participant Comments - Associations

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"Fantastic, first-rate learning experience! This course along with the instructors and coaches really opened my eyes to how challenging, rewarding and fun mediation can be."
Kate Horton, Executive Director, Amici Camping Charity, Toronto, Onario, Canada
 
"This course was organized really well. The agenda was really adhered to. I appreciated the efficiency! The instructors were well prepared."
Tanya Baniak, Administrator, Niagara Regional Native Centre, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
 
"Best course I’ve been to!"
Patti Enwright, Skate Canada, Concord, Ontario, Canada
 
“This is what participatory training should be! Incredibly well structured. Excellent role plays and a very constructive learning environment.”
Marc Potvin, Dispute Resolution Centre, Astra, Ontario, Canada
 
“The logistics, facilitation, content, expertise, materials were all excellent”
Diana Brierley, Christian Children’s Fund Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
“An excellent workshop that has greatly enhanced my ability to become a more competent and confident ADR professional.”
Wayne Hayde, United Nations Mission in East Timor, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
 
“The instructors were exceptional! The course was well presented and informative. There was an excellent atmosphere, with good participant interaction.”
Allan English, Eastern Residential Support Board, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
 
“Very professionally run and organized with all time being used well. The instructors were informative and very entertaining!”
Paulette Duplessie, Toronto Community Housing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
“The instructors were very effective! The role plays were also an effective learning tool.”
Dave Epp, Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers, London, Ontario, Canada
 
“I was very impressed with the facilitators and coaches – they were very supportive. Excellent materials and great personal experiences shared by the facilitators that helped to put things into perspective.”
Jean Marc Bouchard, Concordia Student Union, Student Advocacy Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 
“Overall, a wonderful and insightful experience. I loved seeing myself on the video: it was a real opportunity to objectively review my techniques. The course was well organized and the coaches were amazing – very good at encouraging and supporting us. I want to be more like them!”
Jean Marc Bouchard, Concordia Student Union, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 
“This course was very well organized and the instructors were well prepared and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the small group activities and the role play exercises.”
Amy Leung, Toronto Community Housing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
“I found the workshop provided me with excellent tools and examples to take away and practice. I enjoyed that there were many opportunities to try a variety of techniques to solve problem issues”
John Blogg, Ontario Mining Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
“I liked the mix of discussion and role play and the instructors brought a good mix of diversified backgrounds. The materials and handouts were great and I appreciated that time was well used.”
Richard Cunningham, Canadian Franchise Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
“I liked the variety of techniques for learning that this course offered. It helped to reinforce my previous learning.”
Helle Little, Ontario Nurses’ Association, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 
“I thought the course was effective because of the incremental learning curve, the preparation for each role play, and the fact that the debriefs after each role play were constructed to be meaningful. I liked the build from simpler to more complex mediation issues. The instructor was obviously well qualified and had a relaxed and comfortable style. Good coverage of the subject matter and ability to draw out useful information from all the participants”
Barb Round, Registered Nurses’ Association, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Yellowknife, Canada
 
“I liked the mix of discussion and role play and the instructors brought a good mix of diversified backgrounds. The materials and handouts were great -- never had to take extensive notes. Time was well used.”
Richard Cunningham, President, Canadian Franchise Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada