Like it or not, we’re humans and sometimes we get into disputes – they’re just a part of life. Whether the dispute is large and destructive or just small and insidious, they happen in a variety of settings from businesses, to communities and families.
People frequently rely on alternative dispute resolution techniques to settle issues between parties to avoid having to take issues into the courtroom. If you’re a compassionate and level person who’s good at mediating, perhaps you shoulder consider a career in alternative dispute resolution.
The Alternative Dispute Resolution training program at Herzing College is a post-graduate diploma that serves to complement your university education in law or your paralegal diploma. This will provide you with the conflict resolution and mediation skills necessary to effectively settle disputes – big or small.
This program is tailored to the specifications recognized by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (ADRIO), which means that the program meets the educational criteria necessary for graduates to gain membership in the institute, should they wish to do so. Graduates must complete the necessary application form and pay the appropriate fee directly to ADRIO to gain membership.
Areas of study within the Alternative Dispute Resolution training program include:
- Legal research and writing
- Mediation and ethics
- Conflict identification, assessment and analysis
- Conflict management in the workplace
- Family conflict management
- Community mediation
- Court, tribunal and criminally related justice mediation
- Professional development
The Alternative Dispute Resolution program also gives you the opportunity to participate in the Campus Conflict Resolution Services initiative, where you’ll gain practical, hands-on training to prepare you for the world of conflict and dispute resolution.
Successful graduates will find rewarding careers in conflict and dispute resolution in a variety of settings including community and advocacy groups, education, healthcare, human resources and justice.