Welcome to the ADR Institute of Manitoba

The ADR Institute of Manitoba (ADRIM) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization which provides the public with access to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)  through arbitration, mediation and other methods, and acts as a regional centre of ADR information, education and research.


The ADR Institute of Manitoba invites you to our Annual General Meeting and Special Luncheon Presentation with Robert Kirby, Manager of Labour Relations, City of Winnipeg, on May 25th in Winnipeg.

The Union-Management Relationship

This session will show the value of using Alternative Dispute Resolution tools in our day-to-day relationships with unions and union leaders.  ADR is not only used when the relationship has reached an impasse.  ADR tools can become a daily part of our positive working relationships that benefit all parties.

There are always challenges when two parties come together in an attempt to negotiate working conditions and wages over an unpredictable future. One cannot properly bargain for the future without first understanding past trends.  Robert will share his experiences of maneuvering around the landmines and empowering unions to be part of the solution.

Robert Kirby, Manager, Labour Relations & Total Compensation, City of Winnipeg

Robert Kirby is an experienced negotiator with more than twenty-four years in Municipal Government focusing on human resources, industrial relations, employment standards, health, and human rights.  He is also an experienced workplace rights investigator.

Robert is a catalyst for change and has held various senior leadership roles within Municipal Government.  He is currently the Manager of Labour Relations and Total Compensation for the City of Winnipeg.  He is a leader that champions fairness and legal compliance in areas of labour relations, recruitment and performance management to create work environments that engage and inspire.

Join ADRIM for this Special Luncheon Presentation!

Date & Time:  Friday May 25, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

City Hall Conference Room, 2nd Floor - 510 Main Street
Susan Thompson Building, Conference Rooms 1 & 2
(Street parking available. Check in at front desk. Turn left once off the elevators).

No charge, however advance registration is required by May 22.
To register, e-mail Brenda at adminREMOVE_THIS@adrmanitobaREMOVE_THIS.ca

Click here to download the flyer.  Everyone is welcome!  Please share with your contacts.

ADRIM Spring Professional Development Program

The ADR Institute of Manitoba invites you to a our Spring Professional Development program presented by Betty Pries on June 8th in Winnipeg:

Deepening the Art of Facilitation: Nurturing the Possibility of Healing
As conflict resolution practitioners we are generally excellent conflict technicians. Are we also excellent conflict healers?  While both healing and technical conversations are important, our trainings have tended to focus on the technical to the exclusion of that which brings deeper and profound relational healing. Part of the answer to this dilemma can be found with a fuller, more nuanced view of the self. A view of the self that is multi-layered and honours the deeper dimensions of selfhood expands what is possible in the mediation room, transforms the questions facilitators ask, transforms ADR interventions and opens the door to the healing power of facilitative conversations.

Presenter: Betty Pries, CEO, Credence & Co
With more than 25 years’ experience coaching, mediating, training and consulting, Betty is a highly regarded Conflict, Change and Leadership Specialist. Betty is CEO of Credence & Co. in Ontario.  She specializes in working with complex challenges, developing custom-designed solutions to enhance the health and vitality of organizations and their leaders. Betty’s capacity to care deeply, listen well and provide wise and thoughtful support allows her to help her clients engage in tough, meaningful and important conversations, set directions, and achieve positive organizational change.  Betty is a Chartered Mediator with the ADR Institute of Canada and a member of the ADR Institute of Ontario.

Join ADRIM for this exciting, interactive workshop where participants will develop skills through story-based learning and interactive dialogue.  You will learn skills you can apply immediately to your daily life and practice!

Date & Time:  Friday June 8, 2018, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Best Western Plus Airport Hotel (Elm Room)
1715 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3H 0G1

ADRIM Members:  $175
Non-members:      $225
Light lunch provided.


Registration deadline:  June 1

Earn 12 CEE points for ADRIC Q.Med and C.Med designation holders!

Everyone is welcome!  Click here to download the flyer, and share it with your contacts!

2018 Alberta ADR Symposium

ADRIM highly recommends the ADR Institute of Alberta's 2018 ADR Symposium "Shaping the Future of ADR in Alberta", May 15 & 16, 2018.  Please see details at: https://www.adralberta.com/2018-ADR-Symposium.

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