Please note that the Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution (GDCR) is a professional program. Students enrolled in any other program are required to pay their regular program fees in addition to the per course GDCR fee, should they choose to register in a GDCR course.

Our courses are offered in a condensed 5 day format. They are generally held over 2 consecutive weekends (Fri – Sun & Sat – Sun).

Term Course Dates
Summer 2018* LAWS 5702 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Conflict Resolution and Mediation

LAWS 5704 [0.5 credit]
Multi-Party, Multi-Issue Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building

June 1-3, 9 & 10

July 7 & 8, 13-15

Fall
2018*
LAWS 5701 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Conflict Resolution and Mediation

LAWS 5706 A [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Conflict Resolution:
Negotiation and Bargaining

LAWS 5706 D [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Conflict Resolution:
Legal Issues in Conflict and Dispute Resolution

LAWS 5708 [0.5 credit]
Applied Research Project

LAWS 5709 [0.5 credit]
Skills Assessment

Winter 2019* LAWS 5700 [0.5 credit]
Theories of Conflict Resolution

LAWS 5702 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Conflict Resolution and Mediation

LAWS 5703 [0.5 credit]
Organizational Conflict and System Design

LAWS 5708 [0.5 credit]
Applied Research Project

LAWS 5709 [0.5 credit]
Skills Assessment

Summer 2019* LAWS 5701 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Conflict Resolution and Mediation

LAWS 5708 [0.5 credit]
Applied Research Project

LAWS 5709 [0.5 credit]
Skills Assessment

Fall
2019*
LAWS 5706 A [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Conflict Resolution:
Negotiation and Bargaining

LAWS 5706 E [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Conflict Resolution:
Legal Issues

LAWS 5708 [0.5 credit]
Applied Research Project

LAWS 5709 [0.5 credit]
Skills Assessment

*All courses subject to change

Course descriptions are available in the Graduate Calendar.

Please see below for more information on our Special Topics courses:

LAWS 5706 A [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Conflict Resolution: Bargaining and Negotiation
Theories and research relating to bargaining and negotiation in a range of professional contexts; opportunities to practice and develop bargaining and negotiation skills in business, employment, and public disputes involving regulatory approvals and community stakeholder negotiations.
Prerequisite(s): LAWS 5700.

LAWS 5706 B [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Conflict Resolution: Gladue Writer Training
In its decision in R. v. Gladue [1999] 1 S.C.R. 688, the Supreme Court of Canada directed that courts sentencing an Indigenous person must take into consideration the ‘unique background and circumstances’ of the offender and any alternatives to incarceration that are ‘reasonable given the circumstances of the offence and the offender’. Gladue requirements are intended to provide the social context for Indigenous offending and shape non-carceral sentences which reflect an appropriate level of moral blameworthiness on the part of the offender, thereby reducing Indigenous over-incarceration.

This course will teach students the process of researching and writing Gladue reports and/or Gladue submissions for the criminal courts. Students will receive instruction in the background, role and purpose of Gladue requirements and reports from the earliest points in the court process through to sentencing and corrections.  Key skills in culturally-appropriate and culturally-informed interviewing will be shared, as will tools and techniques for researching indigenous and legal communities, cultural histories and genealogies. Students will be taught how to blend traditional stories with appropriate scholarly research, and to respect both cultural imperatives and court direction on the tone, content and structure of Gladue reports and submissions.

This course will be taught in a seminar format and will include speakers from the Indigenous and legal community in Ottawa. Students successfully completing the course will be competent to research and write culturally-respectful and legally-correct Gladue Reports and submissions for the criminal courts, parole board, and other relevant decision-makers across Canada.
Prerequisite(s): LAWS 5700.

LAWS 5706 C [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Conflict Resolution: Restorative Justice
This course will be a venue for the critical discussion of, and development of skills relating to, restorative justice as a form of conflict resolution.  The theoretical underpinnings, processes, and potential of restorative justice will be critically explored.
Prerequisite(s): LAWS 5700. 

LAWS 5706 D [0.5 credit] 
Special Topics in Conflict Resolution: Legal Issues in Conflict and Dispute Resolution
A survey overview and critical discussion of ways in which conflict and dispute resolution involve legal issues.  It explores legislation, regulations, and guidelines to which mediators, arbitrators, and other conflict resolution professionals are subject.  It explores ways in which Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)  professionals are regulated and interrogates ways in which ADR processes are connected and involved with civil litigation, family law, and criminal justice systems in Ontario.
Prerequisite(s): LAWS 5700.