Program Chair(s)

Jay Rudolph, LLB. C.Med., C.Arb

Rudolph Mediation & Arbitration Services Inc.

Mediation plays a critical role in our justice system. 

It requires a special skill set and it raises unique challenges both for mediators and counsel representing clients in mediation. Mediators must constantly strive to stay on top of new and developing issues while continuing to hone their skills. Counsel must also keep abreast of developments so that they can achieve the best possible results for their clients.

Whether you are a mediator or an advocate who appears in mediation settings, this year’s program will take you through effective strategies in order to successfully close the deal. The program will culminate in an interactive multi-party dispute case analysis where you will work with expert facilitators in discussing best strategies for navigating through impasse, resolving ethical dilemmas, and closing the deal. 

This OsgoodePD program was developed by a faculty of leading Canadian and international experts to provide valuable insights and practical tips for both mediators and counsel.  It is a unique opportunity to have them all in one room.  You will engage with the best and walk away with tools that you can immediately put to use in your practice.

Program archive will consist of recordings of plenary sessions and large group discussions.

This intensive program will ensure that:

You are up-to-date on the current law and best practices

You know the range of strategic and tactical options and can advise clients/parties on the pros and cons of each (both from the mediator’s and counsel’s perspective)

The mediation process is respected and the goal in coming to an agreement takes priority even in the face of conflict

Counsel and mediators understand their obligations, particularly in the face of the numerous potential ethical dilemmas

Who Should Attend




In-house counsel

Human Relations professionals


Special Guest Speaker

Marie Henein

Henein Hutchison LLP

Planning Commitee

Jon Fidler, JD, C.Med

M+F Mediation & Arbitration Services; Past President, IAM

Paul M. Iacono, KC

ADR Chambers

Alicia Kuin, C.Med, LL.M. (ADR), M.A., B.A

Conflict Analyst & Mediator, YorkStreet Dispute Resolution Group Inc.

Richard Rejino

Executive Director, International Academy of Mediators

Jay Rudolph, LLB. C.Med., C.Arb

Rudolph Mediation & Arbitration Services Inc.

Martha Simmons

Winkler Professor of Dispute Resolution; Academic Co‑Director, Winker Institute & Assistant Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

The Hon. Warren K. Winkler, OC, O.Ont., KC

Former Chief Justice of Ontario, Mediator & Arbitrator

The Hon. Todd Archibald, C.Med, FCIArb

Archibald Mediation & Arbitration Solutions Inc.


 View the program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts.


Available course sections

Recorded: May 13, 2021

$295 + HST

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CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Substantive2h 30m
Professionalism3h 15m

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