Ontario is one of the most multicultural places to live in the world. With over 200 different cultures, understanding cultural sensitivities has become one of the cornerstones in ensuring best business practices. During mediation, lawyers, mediators, and clients often face situations where cultural barriers can lead to frustration, lack of party autonomy, and in some cases, impasse.
Using empirical research and government data, the purpose of this seminar is to tackle two distinct issues.
- How lawyers and mediators can ensure the mediation profession is inclusive of diverse mediators and why this is important
- When faced with cultural challenges during mediation, as lawyers and mediators, what are some of the methods and language we can use to ensure the client is adequately represented
A one-hour presentation will be followed by an interactive session using scenarios, to help open a more in-depth discussion. Each scenario is based on real-life situations faced by lawyers and mediators in Ontario.
The workshop is for all levels of competencies and some scenarios are more basic, to ensure attendees at all levels can participate.
Afsana Gibson-Chowdhury will deliver the program, on Zoom. The link will be sent to you, prior to the start time. Following the program, you will be sent the presentation slide deck.
If you have any queries regarding the program or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact Afsana at email@example.com.
Title: Cultural Competence in Mediation Workshop
Date: June 17, 2021
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm (EST)
This program contains 2.00 EDI Professionalism Hour(s).