Other Events and Opportunities

Welcome to Mediation Connection for 2023

Mediation Connection will be held on the third Thursday of each month, 7-8 pm via Zoom.
The first Mediation Connection Session for 2023 will be Thursday January 19, 2023 from 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.

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.
There is no cost to attend Mediation Connection.

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 QMed 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 QMed and Marg Romanow QMed
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/
Please click here for the 2023 schedule.
If you have questions or would like to sign up for one of our courses, please email [email protected]

Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Violence for Family Law Practitioners

Presented by PATHS (Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan)
PATHS will be offering our Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Violence for Family Law Practitioners training January 23- 26, 2023 on Zoom.
The training will take place over 4 mornings (8 a.m.- noon, Saskatchewan time), Monday to Thursday. The training is $350. See the full agenda and register here: https://pathssk.org/event/jan2023-familylaw/
The next session will be May 2023: https://pathssk.org/events/

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.