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Resolution House Inc.
71 Rideau Terrace
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  K1M 2A2
Tel: 613 746-9679
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E-mail: iszlazak@resolutionhouse.com

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Presentations and Training Experience (including references to delivered papers)

2008

  • Seminar leader and coach, Mediation of a Tortious Action, "The Back Injury", University of Ottawa, Faculty of Common Law, January 25, 2008, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Panelist, "Applying Natural Justice Theory to the Realities of Adjudicative Practice" and trainer, "Practice Training in Facilitation, Conciliation and Mediation for Adjudicators", The Canadian Institute, Running a Fair Hearing - Successfully Managing and Conducting the Adjudication Process for Decision-Makers, January 30-31, 2008, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Paper and seminar leader, "Reading the Entrails: Post-Mediation Procedures, Record-Keeping and the Reflective Mediator" Eighth Annual Conference, Association for Conflict Resolution, September 24-27, 2008, Austin, Texas

2007

  • Demonstrator (mediator), mediation of two commercial disputes, First Year ADR Program, Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa, January 16, 2007, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Coach, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Common Law team, 2nd International Chamber of Commerce International Commercial Mediation Competition (Paris, France), February 13, 2007, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Guest speaker, Careers class, Ashbury College, November 23, 2007, Ottawa, Ontario

2006

  • Coach, corporate-commercial mediation exercise, First Year ADR Program, Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa, January 19, 2006, Ottawa, Ontario

2005

  • Demonstrator (mediator), mediation of a commercial dispute, First Year ADR Program, Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa, January 12, 2005, Ottawa, Ontario

2004

  • Coach, mediation demonstration, First Year ADR Program, Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa, January 15, 2004, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Paper and presenter, "Preparing for Mediation - Streamlining the Process", Civil Litigation for Law Clerks, Ottawa Association of Law Clerks, June 22, 2004, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Panelist, "Mediation of an Employment Case", The Six-Minute Employment Lawyer, Ottawa Joint Continuing Legal Education Committee, October 6, 2004, Ottawa, Ontario

2003

  • Demonstrator (mediator), mandatory mediation of a civil dispute, Mediation Week, Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa, January 14, 2003, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Panelist, "All The Things You Should Know (But Think You Already Know)", Breakfast Sizzler, Young Lawyers Division (Eastern), Ontario Bar Association, January 22, 2003, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Panel chair and speaker, "Q & A Forum", The Duty to Accommodate in the Unionized Workplace, Centre of Labour-Management Development, February 19-20, 2003, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Co-presenter, "Mandatory Mediation", Practice Session Group, Civil Litigation Section, Department of Justice, September 25, 2003, Ottawa, Ontario

2002

  • Demonstrator, "Mediation of a Civil Dispute"; coach, multi-party dispute, Mediation Week, Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa, February 6, 2002, Ottawa, Ontario

2001

  • Teacher, "Conflict Management for Children", St. Thomas More School, April 19, 2001, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Paper, presenter and panellist, "The Helpful Mediator", Effective Use of Mediation and Case Management, The Advocates' Society/County of Carleton Law Association, May 15, 2001, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Paper and presenter, "Arbitration for Users", Bridging Connections with ADR Processes, Annual Conference, ADR Institute of Canada, Inc., May 31 - June 2, 2001, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Panel moderator and convenor, roundtable discussion of mediation challenges, "Finessing Court-Connected Mediation - Continuing Education Seminar for Court-Connected Mediators", Ottawa Local Mediation Committee, September 20, 2001, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Paper and seminar leader, "Mediating Disability Insurance Disputes", Coming Together, First International Conference, Association for Conflict Resolution, October 10 - 13, 2001, Toronto, Ontario

  • Paper, panel chair and speaker, "Canadian Medical Malpractice Litigation - Any Room for Mediation?", Coming Together, First International Conference, Association for Conflict Resolution, October 10 - 13, 2001, Toronto, Ontario

  • Presenter, "Mediation Revisited - Maximizing Its Usefulness", Murray Axmith Lunch & Learn Series, October 25, 2001, Ottawa, Ontario

2000

  • Presenter and seminar, "A Trip to the Edge: Preventative Dispute Resolution - The Partnering Process and Multi-Option Drafting", Presentations on Mediation Practice for Lawyers and Mediators, Faculty of Law, Queen's University, February 5, 2000, Kingston, Ontario

  • Demonstrator and panellist, "Mediation of a Civil Dispute", Mediation Week, Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa, February 7, 2000, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Panellist, "Mediation Rosters: Their Formation, Purpose and Impact", Family Mediation Canada, National Capital Region Conference 2000, October 18-21, 2000, Hull, Quebec

  • Panellist,"Strengths and Weaknesses of Existing Programs: A Debate and Forum", demonstrator (as counsel), mock mediation, ADR in Canada: Developments and Future Directions, The National Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and Continuing Legal Education Committee, The Canadian Bar Association, December 1-2, 2000, Ottawa, Ontario

1999

  • Paper and presenter, "Resolving Litigious Disputes Using Mediation - Some Observations", Eighth Symposium on Conflict Resolution, The Mediation Centre, Carleton University, February 5, 1999, Ottawa, Ontario (paper published in Proceedings of Conflict Resolution Symposium, 2000 (Ottawa: The Mediation Centre at Carleton University, January 2001) at 137-155)

  • Paper and presenter, "What is ADR and What Does It Have to Offer?" (with "Case Study: The Vasectomy from Hell"), Annual Conference, Canadian Society of Physician Executives, February 28, 1999, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Presenter, "What is this Mediation Business?!?" Murray Axmith Lunch and Learn Series, March 25, 1999, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Teacher, Dispute resolution program, 5 - 8 year olds, Alexander Montessori School, April 1999, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Paper, presenter and panellist, "Dispute Busters: Dispute Resolution Processes to Prevent, Manage and Resolve Family Business Disputes", corporate-commercial law panel, Sixth Annual Montebello Solicitors Conference, November 19 - 20, 1999, Montebello, Quebec

1998

  • Panellist, "Mediation Round-up", Mediation Week, Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa, February 13, 1998, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Coach, "Introduction to Mediation", Dispute Resolution Services, Department of Justice, Canada, June 16, 1998, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Presenter, "Mediation for Representatives", Economical Insurance Company, June 25, 1998, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Paper and presenter, "Mandatory Mediation Updated, 1998 - 'Torquing Up' Expectations", A Civil Litigation Updated 1998, County of Carleton Law Association Litigators Conference, November 6 - 7, 1998, Mont Tremblant, Quebec

1997

  • Co-presenter and panellist, "Effective Client Representation in an ADR Process", Osgoode Hall Law School - Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, January 24, 1997, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Coach, commercial mediation; workshop leader, communications skills workshop, Mediation Week, Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa, February 11 and 13, 1997, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Trainer, "Seminar on Dispute Resolution", Insurance Institute of Ontario/Risk & Insurance Management Society, March 26, 1997, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Co-presenter, "Partnering", Construction Industry Consultative Committee, Canadian Construction Association, May 6, 1997, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Presenter, "The Canadian Dispute Resolution Revolution - Where it Fits in the Workplace of the Next Century", Right Management Associates, June 18, 1997, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Presenter, "Dispute Resolution in 100 Minutes", Municipal Electric Association, 1997 MEARIE (Municipal Electric Association Reciprocal Insurance Exchange) Insurance & Risk Management Conference, June 25 - 27, 1997, Collingwood, Ontario

  • Coach, "Introduction to Mediation", Dispute Resolution Services, Department of Justice, Canada, November 13, 1997, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Paper and panellist, "Lessons Learned: Some Observations of a Mediator - Civil Litigation Updated", County of Carleton Law Association Litigator's Conference, November 28 - 29, 1997, Montebello, Quebec

1996

  • Co-preparer and co-presenter, Brief, "Dispute Resolution Mechanism(s) Related to Access Rules for Broadcasting Distribution Undertakings and Programming Services Providers" (Public Notice CRTC 1995-128; O.I.C. P.C. 1995-398), February 6, 1996, Hull, Quebec

  • Trainer and coach, Mediation Training Program, Farm Debt Review Board, Canadian Dispute Resolution Corporation (Quebec), September 3 - 7, 1996, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Co-presenter and demonstrator, Alternative Dispute Resolution: A User's Course, Infonex, September 24 - 25, 1996, Toronto, Ontario

  • Seminar, "Dispute Resolution", David S. McRobie Architects Inc., October 4, 1996, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Seminar, "Partnering", Encon Insurance Managers Inc., November 5, 1996, Ottawa, Ontario

1995

  • Paper, presenter and panellist, "Ensuring A Level Playing Field with the Human Rights Commission - A Respondent Counsel's View", Dealing with Provincial and Federal Human Rights Commissions, Human Rights and Privacy in the Workplace: A Complete Course, Infonex, May 4-5, 1995, Toronto, Ontario

  • Paper, presenter and panellist, "Alternative Dispute Resolution - Putting it Into Perspective", Alternative Ways of Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace: ADR, Federal Workplace Regulation: A Complete Course, Infonex, October 23-24, 1995, Toronto, Ontario

  • Trainer, Grievance Handlers, Bank of Canada, October 27, 1995, Ottawa, Ontario

1990 and Prior

  • Paper, presenter and panellist, "Women and Labour Law - Occupational Health and Safety", Queen's University Symposium on Labour Law, October 3, 1981, Kingston, Ontario

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