65 Workshop on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

PDAD&C #65


To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
From: Edith Hillan, Vice-Provost, Academic
Date: January 9, 2006
Subject: Workshop on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution


I am writing to invite you to attend a Workshop on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, to be held on Tuesday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall, 27 King’s College Circle.

This is a pilot session that will be incorporated into the training program for new academic administrators.  This year, however, we are opening the session up to all Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs, as well as Human Resources Managers.

The first part of the workshop will introduce basic concepts in negotiation and conflict resolution with guest speaker The Honourable George Adams, Q.C.  George Adams is a former superior court judge, law professor, counsel and agency head.  He is a mediator and the author of Canadian Labour Law and Mediating Justice:  Legal Dispute Negotiations.  The second part of the workshop will include the opportunity to apply these basic concepts through discussion of case studies.  Here is an outline of the agenda:

8:30      Coffee and muffins
8:45      Opening Remarks (Angela Hildyard)
9:00      Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (The Honourable George Adams)
10:00    Break
10:15    Conflict Resolution in the Human Resources Context (Christina Sass Kortsak)
11:00    Case Studies
12:00    Feedback and debrief

Please register on-line at:  http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/English/Negotiation-and-Conflict-Resolution-Academic-Administrators-Workshop.html. 

If you have any questions, or would like further information about this session, please contact Carol Robb, Assistant Vice-Provost, at carol.robb@utoronto.ca or Sara-Jane Finlay, Director, Faculty Renewal, at sarajane.finlay@utoronto.ca.  We hope to see you on March 7.