Meet the partners of ADR Education

Gordon Sloan

Gordon started mediating in 1985. He founded ADR Education in 1997 providing dispute resolution services across Canada. He was joined by Jamie in 2001. After many years of diverse practice, they were joined by Sylvie, Jessica and Andrew in 2010 and Robert in 2018. Although Gordon retired in July 2018, he is still working with ADR Education as needed.

Gordon’s interests in dispute resolution have been panoramic, ranging from work with individuals to large corporations, governments and First Nations. He is fascinated by the role intense values and group identity play in conflict resolution. Gordon’s intervention practice has included workplace advice and assessment, multi-party cases in the public policy arena, facilitation of value-charged conflicts and a full array of litigation mediation.

One of Canada’s best known trainers and teachers of dispute resolution, Gordon has delivered negotiation and mediation courses to a wide array of audiences in every part of the country. He has taught and advised in academic settings as well as the private sector and government at all levels. He has provided training programs and seminars in dispute resolution to professional bodies, First Nations, government departments and agencies and NGOs.

Gordon is passionate about his own adult learning and is quick to share that interest with others.  His degrees are in Religion and Law.




The presenter showed skill in weaving between theory and practice... from theoretical examples to sensitive hot topics.

ADR's approach is exceptional. They are able to take a complex subject and distill it into digestible components

Teaching methods are fantastic!

The team was effective. Our case was set for a two week trial but was mediated in one day!

I've seen a lot of manuals for this kind of thing in my time, and this one is by far the best.

Very accomplished presenters excited about what they are teaching...easy to be with and very approachable.

Excellent facilitating. Keeping on track, taking control at the appropriate times.

For our staff to see how the skills can be used specifically in their work makes them take notice.

Your ability to customize the course so it was directly relevant to the work we do made it all the more useful.