Seminars and Workshops

Continuing professional education and training are integral for an ADR practitioner. Staying updated on current affairs and training on topical issues can offer a better service to clients.

Afsana has developed training courses in accordance with market needs in subjects, such as Negotiation, Mediation Best Practices and Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. Her training programs are delivered directly to clients and colleagues and also through organizations such as ADR Institute of Ontario (ADRIO).

If you are interested in attending one of Afsana’s programs, please register below. If you do not see a program you wish to attend, contact Afsana at 

Cultural Competence in Mediation Workshop

June 17, 2021 2pm – 4pm (est)


This is a two-hour program with an interactive workshop. The aim of the program is to provide attendees with an introduction to basic cultural competencies, or awareness required during mediation, either as a lawyer or a mediator.

You will work through scenarios to develop your thinking on how to identify cultural sensitivities to ensure adequate service and representation are being provided to the client.

For more information about this program and how to register, please click the button below.

Information and Registration

On-Demand Seminar
Cultural Competence in Mediation

Afsana’s seminar on Cultural Competence in Mediation focuses on tackling EDI issues within the mediation profession and cultural competence awareness, to help lawyers and mediators accommodate their clients. Ontario is one of the most multicultural places to live in the world. Through empirical and government data, this seminar demonstrates the importance of adapting to the diverse community in which, we live and work.

The seminar is accredited for 45 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.

If you missed the live sessions held on July 29th and 30th 2020, the webinar is available on-demand via the PayPal link below.

Pre-recorded Webinar with emailed Q&A’s: $35 per attendee

Afsana led a workshop on cultural competence in mediation for our membership of ADR professionals. She assembled a rich mixture of research, anecdotes, and interactive exercises that all worked in confluence to produce a highly effective and meaningful presentation. Our attendees used words like enriched, inspired and informed to articulate how her workshop made them feel. Beyond being a skilled presenter of complex, critical and delicate concepts, Afsana brings a level of professionalism to the collaborative planning process of the event that I most sincerely appreciate. It was a joy and honour to work with her and I look forward to our next opportunity for collaboration.

Tommy Lam

I thought it was very good. Well laid out. Your presentation skills are warm calm and friendly and you are extremely knowledgeable in the field.

Toronto Lawyer