candidates must have:
Students must take the following courses:
Core I: Theory and Generic Issues
Pedagogy: The program will be offered online via Moodle in the Fall and Winter Programs only. The online course will consist of a combination of readings, power point presentations with synched media-site live video presentation of the instructor. In order to ensure/encourage interaction, on-line discussions will be used to enhance feedback between instructor and students. Students will only be required to attend three (3) in-person coaching sessions and one in-person proctored final examination.
In this course, participants will:
Core II: Mediation & Negotiation
In this course, participants will:
One (1) elective is required for Certificate Completion.
Elective courses focus on dispute resolution within different contexts. After successfully completing the core courses, participants will select ONE elective in which they can develop specialized knowledge and refine their dispute resolution skills. Elective topics will be chosen from the following list of possible course offerings:
Please note that there is no guarantee that both electives will be offered in one given semester. The Division of Continuing Education reserves the right to alter fees; other charges and course dates, times, locations and or instructors, and offer only one elective in one given semester (decision based on total number of students registered in a given semester).
Certificate candidates must complete one of the following:
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Advanced Negotiation and Mediation
In this course, students are given the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the theory and practice of negotiation and mediation. They are introduced to the academic literature pertaining to various perspectives in the study and practice of negotiation and mediation, as well as to comparative analyses of alternative processes and styles. Students learn the phases of the interest-based negotiation model as taught in the Harvard Negotiation Project. This course also considers the role of communication in dispute resolution; personality and behaviour and their impact on the process; multi-party and team negotiations; co-mediation; barriers to settlement and strategies to overcome them; ethics; and reflective practice. Instruction consists of lectures, interactive exercises and experiential simulations. Students participate as negotiators and mediators in role-playing activities developed by and used in the Harvard Negotiation Project workshops.
Dispute Resolution in the Workplace
The resolution of disputes in the workplace constitutes a complex
and fascinating area of study for the student of dispute resolution. In the workplace,
the broadest range of disputes arises. There are daily inter-personal conflicts,
important issues of workplace regulation, efficiency, productivity and safety, and
issues of human rights. The workplace provides a fertile ground for the examination
of dispute resolution methods and strategies, and for the practical application
of dispute resolution theory. In this elective, participants will explore the maze
of statutes and rules, laws and conventions that offer dispute resolution options.
Participants will analyze the different models of dispute resolution, and practice
using different models and innovative methods to solve different kinds of problems.
This course will explore the components and process of family
mediation beginning with a historical overview of adversarial and non-adversarial
dispute resolution in Family Law and a review of the chronological development of
Family Mediation in North America. Participants will explore major issues in family
mediation including custody and access; custodial designation; expectations of referral
sources, clients and mediators; screening for appropriateness; interim arrangements;
property and support; asset evaluation and distribution; and termination. The core
components of family mediation and corresponding skills will be explored such as
meeting with counsel, parties, parents, children and significant others; the mediator
as educator, communicator, and fact gatherer; dealing with impasses and power imbalances;
referrals to other professionals; and developing parenting plans and memoranda.
The full tuition fee for the Program is $4,700 (HST exempt). Participants are able to pay in 3 installments of $1566.66,1566.66,1566.68 plus an installment fee of $125.
Payment #1 of $1566.66 and the installment fee must accompany the application;
Payment #2 of $1566.66 is due 2 days prior to the commencement of Core II;
Payment #3 of $1566.68 is due 2 days prior to the commencement of the Elective;
Text books and course kits: $35 - $101 (Varies per course)
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Noting the unique nature of the program, the number of positions within each section of the program is limited.