Meet the partners of ADR Education

Jamie Chicanot, Associate & Former Partner

Jamie has been working as a conflict engagement specialist for the past 20 years in myriad contexts across Canada.  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.




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.