Meet the partners of ADR Education

Jamie Chicanot, Partner

Jamie is one of Canada’s busiest conflict resolution trainers and facilitators. He regards himself first and foremost as a helper and is drawn to the work because of that identity. He values being catalytic to other people’s problem solving efforts and enjoys motivating groups and individuals to engage more constructively in conflict.
He designs dispute resolution learning modules and delivers training courses across the country. He specializes in helping organizations, communities and other social units implement conflict resolution programs and capacity building initiatives. He assists by equipping learners with a range of processes and skills that can be practically applied in varying settings.
Jamie’s intervention work includes a range of different processes and is broad in scope. His expertise includes mediation, facilitation, team building, conflict resolution system design, workplace assessments, investigations, and coaching. He provides conflict analysis and process design services to a variety of clients in diverse personal and professional contexts.
His extensive dispute resolution experience includes work with government at all levels, land-use issues, commercial problems, inter-municipal affairs, and child protection, organizational and family. Jamie has a background working with First Nations delivering training, advising, mediating inter and intra-Band conflict, and facilitating community meetings.
Jamie also specializes in delivering a range of workplace conflict resolution services within government and is frequently relied on by many departments nationally to advise, intervene and assist.

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.