Other Events and Opportunities

Notice of Advertisement - ADRSK Executive Director

ADRSK is looking for a highly skilled Executive Director to help fulfill this important undertaking. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will oversee the strategic and operational efficiencies of our programs and contracted staff. This seasoned leader will not only understand current trends in dispute resolution but will also have experience in developing and implementing a successful resource generation approach. Experience in contracting / hiring and managing staff is essential, and established relationships with local community groups is a plus. Above all, the executive director should be highly effective in a leadership role that requires clear communication skills and decisiveness.

For more details on this opportunity, please click here

Saskatchewan Access to Justice Network

Click here to view the February 2024 A2J Network Newsletter.
Welcome to Mediation Connection for 2023

Welcome back to the Mediation Connection Sessions for fall of 2023.

Our Next Mediation Connection will be Thursday November 23 from 7 – 8 pm. We are pleased to have Charmaine Panko join us. Charmaine will provide us with any updates in the Mediation Community, share her experiences and recommendations for Mediation practice.

Most of you know Charmaine, however, this is some basic information about Charmaine:

CHARMAINE PANKO L.L.B., C.Med., Q.Arb. Collaborative Lawyer, Mediator, Arbitrator, and Trainer Panko Collaborative Law and Mediation Prof. Corp. www.commonsenselawyer.com, Saskatoon 306.975.7151 cp Over a decade of experience as settlement counsel and neutral professional in all substantive areas of law including, though not limited to, employment and labour, insurance matters, estate disputes, separation and divorce, and physical injury claims, both as a private practitioner and as a contract service provider with the Government of Saskatchewan. A mediator, arbitrator, and case manager for disputes arising out of not-for-profit, family, and sports matters. Facilitator and trainer in negotiation, conflict resolution, collaborative law process, and mediation skills. Sessional lecturer at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan.

This will be a very informative Session with Charmaine sharing her expertise, experiences and passion for Mediation work. Hope that you can join us on Thursday November 23 from 7 – 8 pm.

Marg Romanow is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Mediation Connection
Time: Nov 23, 2023 07:00 PM Saskatchewan

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 849 5087 1311


One tap mobile
+15873281099,,84950871311# Canada
+16473744685,,84950871311# Canada

Dial by your location
• +1 587 328 1099 Canada
• +1 647 374 4685 Canada
• +1 647 558 0588 Canada
• +1 778 907 2071 Canada
• +1 780 666 0144 Canada
• +1 204 272 7920 Canada
• +1 438 809 7799 Canada
• +1 719 359 4580 US
• +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
• +1 253 205 0468 US
• +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
• +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
• +1 305 224 1968 US
• +1 309 205 3325 US
• +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
• +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
• +1 360 209 5623 US
• +1 386 347 5053 US
• +1 507 473 4847 US
• +1 564 217 2000 US
• +1 646 931 3860 US
• +1 669 444 9171 US
• +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
• +1 689 278 1000 US

Meeting ID: 849 5087 1311

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdQzZMktyX

To reconvene Mediation Connection Sessions we will start with sharing of updates, questions and discussions regarding our Mediation practices.
Hope you can join us to discuss questions you may have or share your Mediation experiences

Mediation Connection will be held on a Thursday evening of each month, 7-8 pm via Zoom.

Zoom invitations for each Mediation Connection session will be sent out to this email group several days prior to the Mediation Connection session.

There is no cost to attend Mediation Connection. We are pleased to have John Seargeant, Q.Med, Bridges Communication Mediation Services join Reiny Ortega Cubas, Q.Med and Marg Romanow Q.Med in coordinating Mediation Connection.  

If you are interested in joining Mediation Connection, please send an email to Marg Romanow at [email protected] to be added to the monthly Mediation Connection Zoom invitations.

Information regarding Mediation Connection:
The goal of the Mediation Connection is to provide a safe and supportive environment to practice Mediation skills. Mediation Connection will assist those wishing to improve their mediation skills and connect with like-minded Mediators dedicated to Mediation practice improvement and excellence. Mediation Connection provides Guest Speakers and educational sessions relating to Mediation Practice.

Specific Objectives for the Mediation Connection:
    1. Provide an opportunity to practice Mediation.
    2. Practice Mediation in a safe environment with others who have a common interest to learn more about Mediation.
    3. Practice Mediation following the Six Step Mediation Process (PIECES) as outlined by Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada (ADRIC).
    4. To Practice non-violent communication skills.
    5. To allow Participants an opportunity to discuss Mediation issues in general, and to discuss new developments in the profession.
    6. Provide critical feedback of the Mediator’s performance to allow learning and grow
    7. Requests for Mediation Practice Role Plays for the purposes of Q.Med Designations may be accommodated.

If you know others who may be interested in Mediation Connection, please forward this information to them and ask them to email Marg Romanow at [email protected] to be added to the Mediation Connection email list.

Attendance at Mediation Connection is recognized by ADRSK for Continuing Education Credits.

Hope to see you at Mediation Connection sessions.

Reiny Ortega Cubas Q.Med, John Seargeant Q.Med and Marg Romanow Q.Med
Mediation Connection

Other Training 

Training provided by other affiliated organizations

PODS - Personal Ownership of Development System

Panko Collaborative Law & Mediation presents: PODS - Personal Ownership of Development System.  This program for mediators encourages professional development over the course of a year.  The program launched in 2019, however it is still ongoing and available.  People can join the PODS program anytime, get in touch with Panko Collaborative Law & Collaboration! Learn more: Flyer 1 and Flyer 2.

CommonSense Training

Presented by CommonSense Mediation Academy
Our Academy provides various training options and educational opportunities. Our trainings are open to anyone and are based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
For more information, please see here: https://commonsensemediation.ca/commonsense-training/
If you are interested in becoming a Family Mediator, check out the March 11-15 Introduction to Family Mediation course:

Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Violence for Family Law Practitioners

Presented by PATHS (Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan)
The training will take place online (on Zoom) over four mornings (8 a.m.- noon, Saskatchewan time), Monday, January 22- Thursday, January 25. The training is $350. See the full agenda and register here: https://paths.getlearnworlds.com/course/understanding-the-dynamics-of-domestic-violence-for-family-law-practitioners
This training will provide an overview of the dynamics of domestic violence (also known as intimate partner violence) in the context of separation, divorce, and child custody/access (parenting time) for family law practitioners.

ODR – A Practical Program for Practitioners

Presented by ADR Institute of Canada
This in-depth, interactive program will highlight what is unique about addressing conflict online. In its practical focus, attendees will be walked through online mediation and arbitration processes, from engagement to conflict closure. Unique challenges and opportunities will be discussed and creative ways to make use of various technologies to enhance the process demonstrated. Various offerings throughout the year.   Learn more.

The Med-Arb Foundational Workshop

Presented by ADR Institute of Canada Dispute Resolution Office, Ministry of Justice
This workshop will be of interest to practitioners with a wide variety of subject matter expertise including mediators, lawyers, arbitrators, tribunal members and those supporting them, internal conflict management program participants, and anyone wanting to seriously enhance their conflict management and med-arb knowledge and skills.  Various offerings throughout the year. Learn more.

Resolving Conflict Constructively Workshop

Presented by Dispute Resolution Office, Ministry of Justice
This three-day workshop provides participants with the opportunity to develop tools and improve skills in problem solving and conflict management on an interpersonal basis. Learn more.