The Stitt Feld Handy Group conducts four-day public workshops on negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution (ADR). We use an interactive approach, as participants learn by doing rather than by listening to lectures. We strive to give our workshop participants the skills and confidence to Expect Success.
We have trained over 28,000 people in mediation, negotiation and communication skills. Our workshops are conducted in North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia.
Upon completion of our public workshops, participants earn a Certificate from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law (Canada).
We design and conduct customised workshops for clients in both the private and public sectors. We work closely with our clients to develop a curriculum that works for them. We offer a broad range of customised professional development programmes, including negotiation, mediation, and dealing with difficult people.
The members of the Stitt Feld Handy Group are alternative dispute resolution trainers, mediators, arbitrators, and negotiation consultants.
Canada’s Federal System and Investment Treaty Arbitration: ICSID Ratification and Claims from Provincial and Territorial Measures 
This article originally appeared in the December 2012, Vol 21, No. 2, edition of the Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal. Written by Barry Leon, Andrew McDougall & John Siwiec  I. Introduction The large majority of investor-state disputes arise within the context of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) – known as Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements [...]
Seven Tips for In-house Counsel for Faster, More Cost-Effective Arbitration
This article was originally published in the December 7, 2012 issue of the Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. Barry Leon & John Siwiec In this, our companion piece to “Seven tips for faster, more cost-effective arbitration” (The Lawyers Weekly, September 14, 2012, page 13) we focus on what in-house counsel who negotiate arbitration clauses or [...]
Adventures in moving
Having just moved from Toronto to Oregon, it was a very interesting series of negotiations to get us there in one piece.
Online Dispute Resolution coming
Last week I attended an online dispute resolution (ODR) conference in Victoria BC. One thing that was clear coming out of the conference is that ODR is coming.