Meet the partners of ADR Education

Robert Pidgeon

Robert holds Master’s degrees in conflict management and applied mathematics. He was drawn to conflict management work through two life-long interests. Robert’s love of complex problem solving helps clients design engagement processes to navigate their most challenging situations. And his drive to remain deeply curious helps others to understand both themselves and their situation fully, so they can transform conflict and achieve shared goals. Robert’s clients are drawn from fields including all levels of government, small and large private sector companies and non-profit organizations.

A Chartered Mediator and a highly respected educator in the conflict management field, Robert’s training and coaching approach fully engages participants. Over two decades Robert has designed hundreds of tailored workshops for a broad range of clients. He is also an instructor for conflict management courses at the University of Toronto and is Associate Faculty in the School of Peace and Conflict Studies at Royal Roads University.

Robert provides expert mediation, conflict coaching, conflict assessment and conflict investigation services to clients. He is experienced in the design and facilitation of ongoing dialogue processes between interconnected stakeholders including unions and management. Robert volunteers with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario assessing new applicants for Chartered Mediator status in Ontario.




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.