39 hours/ 13 weeks
Part Time: July 14, 2022 – October 06, 2022
The mediation training course is perfect for those who want to learn the art of mediation from beginner level to pro. Mediation is popular with a wide range of HR professionals as it reduces stress, resolves conflict and restores working relationships, all in substantially less time than it takes to conduct a formal grievance. The teaching of mediation skills is best accomplished through a combination of readings, lectures, demonstrations, role-play and critique, which will be carried out live online. Live role-playing, with feedback from experienced instructors, is appropriately the primary methodology for developing those skills. It will equip students with a mediator’s skill set and the ability to guide others in dispute resolution. Throughout the course, students will learn how to deal with emotions, how to overcome intense negotiations, and students will gain the ability to lead parties to a desired outcome.
Upon completing the mediation training course, students will be able to:
Monika is an engaging and respected thought and functional leader, with expertise in leadership, strategy development and execution, transformational change, complex employee and stakeholder engagement and organizational effectiveness. She is currently a senior manager for Human Capital consulting at Deloitte Canada. She holds a master’s degree in International Economic and Political Relationships from the University of Lodz in Poland and an MBA from the University of Alberta in Canada. As an instructor, Monika believes in experiential learning and she incorporates her professional and personal experience with theory, research and application to facilitate student growth and development. Monika is currently a board member of the global Association of Change Management Professionals and she is a Certified Change Management Professional.
Sharon Seidler is a Human Resources Professional and Conflict Resolution Professional with over fifteen years of experience in Human Resources Supports, Organizational Development, Change Management, Training and Development, Employee Engagement, Employee and Labour Relations, and Leadership Development. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s Human Resources Management Program and Kansas State University’s Conflict Resolution Program. She has also been a certified mediator, a mentor with the Kansas Supreme Courts, and a member of the Kansas Supreme Court Advisory Council on Dispute Resolution.
Sharon currently works in post-secondary education with Ashton College Online, focusing on human resources, conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion, and change management. Sharon has extensive experience developing and instructing organizational training programs in conflict resolution, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and leadership development to promote inclusive, safe and healthy work environments. She also publishes online articles related to change management, mental wellness, co-parenting, workplace mediation, divorce mediation, human resources, and conflict resolution.
Sarah Gayer is a Human Resources professional and Charter Mediator, who brings over 20 years of experience consulting with organizations in the private sector, in such industries as pulp and paper, plastics, retail, communications, medical, manufacturing, financial, and in the not-for-profit sector. Sarah’s credentials include a Bachelor of Commerce degree from York University, a Charter Mediator designation from ADRIO and advanced certificates in Conflict Management from the University of Waterloo and Dispute Resolution from York University. In addition, Sarah is a trained Circle Facilitator and holds the professional designations of Certified Human Resources Leader, Certified Human Resources Professional, and Training and Development Professional.
Sarah provides expertise in coaching working with entrepreneurs, newcomers, and managers to assist them in becoming better leaders and successful businesspeople. Sarah is also a trained mediator in the workplace, family, and with elders. She assists organizations in mediating conflict, conducting investigations, and providing training in this area. Sarah also assists organizations in providing a workplace that meets everyone’s needs with regard to mental health. Sarah brings a desire for sharing her expertise by bringing authenticity into her facilitation.
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Senior managers, human resource managers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, project managers, and leaders who are involved in workplace communications and operations on a daily basis will benefit from this course.
No books required. Some popular readings will be suggested, and some will be provided and addressed to the audience on-line.
The registration fee for this course is $799.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.