Fundamentals of Mediation is our basic course and your opportunity to launch a new career path. Our hands-on program helps you build critical communication skills to encourage participation and resolve conflict. Being able to resolve potentially explosive or volatile situations, and develop innovative resolutions to conflict are skills that you can apply in many workplace environments.
Ontario has had a mandatory mediation program since 1999 for civil court actions. Surprise! That program is not available if you need to sue someone outside of Toronto, Ottawa or the County of Essex (Windsor). Finally, more than 20 years later, the Ministry of the Attorney General is considering equalization of access to mandatory mediation for all Ontario.
What are the qualities that make an effective mediator? What are the personal traits that I need to work as a mediator? Do I need to be a lawyer to be a mediator? Before I consider taking courses, how do I know if I have the basic personality to be a mediator?...