All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.
An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.
An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.
An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.
Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.
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Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.
If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.
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*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125
From resolving labour grievances and employment-standard complaints to representing clients in the civil justice system and pursuing no-fault automobile insurance benefits, our well-rounded Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) graduate certificate program benefits employees wanting to be better conflict resolution facilitators, as well as agents representing parties in mediation and arbitration.
With a core curriculum spanning insurance law, labour law, family law, commercial law, system design and community mediation, the program uses intensive workshop training to teach the core principles of negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Applying these principles, participants learn to resolve disputes between individuals, businesses, insured and insurers, individuals and government agencies, and within families.
It is an ideal program for recent university graduates wanting to enhance their academic credentials, as well as those currently employed in areas such as law, human resources, health care, education, social work, real estate and insurance.
The program is offered over two semesters (Fall and Winter) and (Winter and Summer), with approximately 18 hours of class time per week over 15 weeks each semester. Students also gain practical experience through a mandatory four-week placement (160 hours) and through the opportunity to apply the theory and skills they’ve learned at the on-campus Dispute Resolution Clinic. The placement component of the program typically takes place in the third semester after completion of the academic portion.
The program is approved by the ADR Institute of Ontario, Inc. (ADRIO). Graduates may wish to gain membership in ADRIO by completing the necessary application form and paying the appropriate fee directly to the institute.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Complete all work in a manner consistent with professional ethics and practice, mediation process and skills, a respect for self, others, and relevant law and legislation.
Recognize and analyze conflict situations.
Select and apply appropriate conflict resolution and negotiation skills and techniques to enable parties to prevent and/or resolve conflicts.
Create and implement personal and professional development plans to achieve ongoing competence in the practice of mediation and/or alternative dispute resolution professional practice.
Analyze and produce documents required in the practice of mediation and/or alternative dispute resolution.
Collaborate with colleagues, clients, and community to enhance professional working relationships.
Apply knowledge of specialized substantive and procedural laws as they relate to mediation and/or alternative dispute resolution.
Use management and administration skills in mediation and/or alternative dispute resolution practice.
Conduct interviews to gather, screen, and disseminate information required in mediation and/or alternative dispute resolution situations.
Explain the process, principles, techniques and significance of mediation and/or alternative dispute resolution and how they apply to family disputes.
Watch the video on ADR Career Talks to learn more about Alternative Dispute Resolution.
This program includes the use of principled negotiations, mediation and arbitration to resolve disputes between individuals, businesses, insured and insurers, individuals and government agencies, and within families. A program suited for those with a keen interest in negotiation, mediation and arbitrations - whether as part of current job responsibilities or for career advancement.
Upon completing the program, graduates may find employment as a dispute resolution officer, conflict resolution facilitator, labour organizer, community outreach co-ordinator, conciliator, employee relations officer, employment equity officer, labour relations officer and union representative. They may also work independently as ADR consultants.
The program is recognized by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario as meeting the educational requirements for membership. Specific courses and program components may also be accepted for additional recognition toward industry certification(s).
Additional requirements may apply.
Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.
Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.