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"One of our key sections within the Municipal Works department was in a state of continual conflict and dysfunction resulting in labour relation issues, safety complaints and claims of workplace harassment among key players.

With the tools and suggestions that Blaine incorporated into our training, the group is now meeting regularly and the communication, trust and the work environment for the group has improved significantly. Grievances have been reduced and substantive issues are being discussed. The group is participating in a more collaborative and productive fashion. The changes have been very positive."

Trent Dark,
City of Niagara Falls



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The Workplace Fairness Institute invites you to explore the range of services that we provide to make your workplace more successful through fair practices.

The Workplace Fairness Institute provides people and organizations with fair, effective and sustainable solutions for preventing, resolving and managing workplace conflicts, such as Ombuds Office services and workplace education.
 
With offices across Canada, we are leading experts on workplace conflict management and offer media commentary, public addresses, research and analysis on contemporary workplace issues internationally.

Our CORE VALUE: By applying the Core Value of Workplace Fairness, organizations are encouraged to practice Communication, Collaboration and Proactivity to their business processes to produce a desirable organizational culture that will enhance shareholder and stakeholder value.

 
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One student writes: "Blaine takes the topics and concepts to a much higher level where we find stimulation and an incredibly valuable learning experience. As a HR/IR practitioner, Blaine added tremendous value to my knowledge and skills."

 

Advanced Workplace Restoration and WFA
Certification Training

Date: November 6 – 10, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: ADR Institute of Ontario Offices, 405-234 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto


Top 5 Reasons to Attend

  • Prepare for the new wave of workplace mediation.
  • Understand how workplace culture and conflict works.
  • Improve workplace health.
  • Gain recognition from WFI and ADRIO.
  • Learn how to turn around a workplace in crisis.

5 Days of Employment Mediation and Restoration Training

Choose to take the first 3 days as a Mediation Certificate; the last 2
days as WFA Certification; or choose both for the entire workshop.


Day 1 - THE WIDE WORLD OF WORKPLACE MEDIATION

Here we will explore the following mediation options:

  • Employment mediation - i.e. mediation of common law wrongful dismissal claims
  • Grievance mediation - the process used as a diversion from arbitration in unionized work environments
  • Workplace interpersonal mediation - including two-party mediation and conflict management coaching
  • Collective bargaining facilitation and mediation
  • Workplace restorations
Most of this day will use group discussion as the pedagogical methodology. We will also provide demonstrations and roleplays to highlight the differences between these options. We will introduce a Mediation Approaches Model that accounts for the stark differences in these options.

Day 2 - INTRODUCTION TO WORKPLACE RESTORATIONS

Here we will lay out a model for restoring workplaces to a state of equilibrium. This will be focused on understanding trauma and its impact on workplace participants. We will take attendees through a number of scenarios that will help them understand the model and how it can be used to restore workplace health.


Day 3 - WORKPLACE RESTORATION IN ACTION

Participants will be given a very elaborate roleplay to review in advance of the seminar. This day will be focused on running a workplace restoration throughout this roleplay. Students will take turns throughout the roleplay to act as facilitator and to discuss strategic moves at various junctures.


Day 4 - UNDERSTANDING WORKPLACE HEALTH - WFA CERTIFICATION PART 1

Here we move to a structural analysis of workplaces with a focus on systems analysis and design. This is the beginning of the WFA certification process. We look at conflict and how it arises. We consider attribution theory and conflict transformation theory as a way of explaining how conflict manifests itself in the workplace. We also consider the role of fairness in conflict and workplace health. This will be an exercise and group discussion day. Participants will fill out forms related to their subject workplaces and share their insights throughout the day.
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Day 5 - ACHIEVING WORKPLACE FAIRNESS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND SAFETY                  WFA CERTIFICATION PART 2

This day will be focused on evaluative models for understanding workplace structure. We will introduce the Psychological Health and Safety Standard and explore its potential use as an evaluative model for workplace health. We will also introduce WFI's Testing Instrument for Fairness Systems and its use to help evaluate the strength of conflict management systems.

In the afternoon we will explore methodologies for gaining organizational buy-in to the use of these tools. We will consider power relationships in each subject organization and strategize on how best to achieve commitment to change.


Cost

  2 Day Certification 3 Day Workplace Mediation Five Days
ADRIO Members $900 $1,350 $2,000
Non-members $1,000 $1,500 $2,250

There is an additional $200 +HST one time certification fee for those seeking to become registered as “Workplace Fairness Analysts” with the Workplace Fairness Institute.




CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

WFI in conjunction with York University, DCE.

This course has HRPA credits.

GROUP RATES, CUSTOM TRAINING, IN-HOUSE CLASSES

This course explores workplace culture and the broad range of workplace conflicts. Students will refine their mediation skills and learn basic components of workplace laws and regulation. Students will analyze the different models of dispute resolution and practice using various models and innovative methods to solve different kinds of problems.   course description >>

This course fulfils the DCE elective requirement forYork University's Certificate in Dispute Resolution. Taken independently, students will receive a Certificate of Completion in Workplace Conflict Management from York University. In conjunction with the Workplace Fairness Institute (WFI), this course will pre-qualify students to take the WFI certification seminar to become a Workplace Fairness Analyst. Students who enroll in the WFA Certification training will receive a $100 discount on the cost of the course (including materials). To learn more about our Special Group Rates, Customized Training, In-house Classes, please contact us at 416-736-5616.

CERTIFICATE: Students receive a certificate from York University.
PLACE: Atkinson Bldg, 4700 Keele St. East, York University. Groups may negotiate in-house classes.
CONTACT: coned@yorku.ca or 1-855-900-YORK
INFORMATION: Click for York University site

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