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 one of the key elements in mediation: evaluating risk and using risk assessment to achieve an effective process and the best results during the mediation.

This must-attend, annual conference will focus on topics that will give you the tools to become better at analyzing risk in the settlement and mediation process. You will get practical skills to immediately use in practice, and using a challenging case scenario, you will get to apply the framework for risk analysis in an interactive session. 

This joint program between the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution, the International Academy of Mediators and Osgoode Professional Development 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.

Registration includes online attendance, program materials and 120-day access to program archive (program archive will consist of recordings of plenary sessions and large group discussions).

What You’ll Learn

What are the most effective ways to present your risk assessment to the parties?

How forthright should a mediator be when assessing risk?

Does emotional decision making play a part in how we analyze the risk involved in a case?

How can risk be analyzed in a neutral manner?

Who Should Attend




In-house counsel

Human Relations professionals



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

Rudolph Mediation & Arbitration Services Inc.

Special Guest Speaker

Michel Kallipetis, QC

President, IAM

Planning Commitee

The Hon. Todd Archibald, C.Med, FCIArb

Archibald Mediation & Arbitration Solutions Inc.

Jon Fidler, JD, C.Med

M+F Mediation & Arbitration Services

Paul M. Iacono, QC

YorkStreet Dispute Resolution Group Inc.

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.

Trevor C.W. Farrow

Osgoode Hall Law School, Chair of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice; Founding Academic Director of the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution

Shelley Kierstead

Assistant Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

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

Former Chief Justice of Ontario, Mediator & Arbitrator


Program Agenda


Available course sections

Recorded: May 12, 2022

$345 + TAX

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CPD and Accreditation

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CPD Hours
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Professionalism2h 45m
Total5h 45m
LAWPRO Risk Management CreditYes

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