Friday, July 04, 2014

Workplace Fairness Analyst Certification Seminar Sept 6&7, 2014 Toronto

The Workplace Fairness Institute offers this two day professional development seminar to ADR professionals, ombuds, human resources practitioners, diversity consultants, managers and union representatives.  This seminar will provide participants with tools to analyze organizational conflict management systems and begin the process of restoration for organizations that have experienced trauma.   

Day One – Proactive Organizational Conflict Management

Day One will focus upon a proactive approach to identifying and managing workplace conflict.  We will introduce a number of specially developed theories and models designed to enhance our understanding of workplaces.  This includes increasing our understanding of the following:

·         workplace culture identification
·         sources of workplace conflict
·         workplace Conflict Management Systems identification
·         System evaluation and diagnosis
·         prescribing healthy change


DAY TWO – Restoring Harmony to Organizations

The second day will focus on Organizational Restorations.  This is a growing area in the field of workplace conflict management.  Many organizational leaders are recognizing the need to cleanse and heal a workplace that has gone through some trauma.  We will explore a unique approach to Organizational Restorations that maximizes the healing process.  For this session we will centre our learning on the Assessment aspect of the process which is critical to diagnosis and treatment of unhealthy workplaces.  

CERTIFICATION - Workplace Fairness Analyst (WFA)
This certification demonstrates that a workplace practitioner is qualified in the use of the tools developed by the Workplace Fairness Institute to analyze workplace conflict management systems.  On Day Two participants will be provided with binders full of processes and electronic checklists to help them manage a workplace fairness assessment.

COST: $728+HST including materials. Certification additional $200+HST

LOCATION: ADR Institute 405-234 Eglinton Ave Toronto ON

DATES-TIMES: Sept 6&7, 2014 9:30-4:30


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Workplace Fairness Certification Training - June 10, 2013 Calgary

The Workplace Fairness Institute is offering a one day training session to become Workplace Fairness Analysts.

This designation demonstrates that a workplace practitioner is qualified to use the tools developed by the Workplace Fairness Institute to analyze workplace conflict management systems. They are unique tools to help you uncover workplace culture, determine common sources of conflict, identify the prevailing workplace conflict management system and evaluate it for strength and fairness. These tools provide a strong base for consulting in the workplace environment and are especially useful to:

• Human Resources consultants
• Union representatives
• Managers
• Business Owners
• Workplace Consultants
• Investigators
• Mediators

Those who choose "certification" will be listed on our web site and will be given secondary marketing support. You will also become a part of the "Workplace Fairness" community of analysts.

email us for details:

Conflict Management in the Workplace - A 5 Day Course co-sponsored by York University and the WFI

The top-down management of conflict in the workplace can be frustrating for everyone. Typically, conflict is addressed after things have gotten out of hand and the conflict is entrenched in the workplace. Your best employees have left and those embattled have dug in. Unresolved disputes weigh down your workplace’s productivity and the cost of conflict mounts. Individuals suffer but the biggest loser is the workplace itself.

The solution is to deal with workplace conflict before it escalates. Everyone in the workplace can be agents of conflict resolution with the right tool kit. This course, offered to individuals and to groups, is a guide to more efficiency in the workplace because conflict takes time but unresolved conflict takes more.

In the workplace, the broadest range of conflicts arises. There are daily interpersonal conflicts; important issues of workplace regulation, efficiency, productivity and safety; and issues of human rights. In this course, participants will explore the maze of statutes, rules, laws and conventions that offer conflict management options. Students will analyze the different models of dispute resolution and practice using various models and innovative methods to solve different kinds of problems. course description >>

This course fulfils the DCE elective requirement forYork University's Certificate in Dispute Resolution. Taken independently, students will receive a Certificate of Completion in Workplace Conflict Management from York University. In conjunction with the Workplace Fairness Institute (WFI), this course will pre-qualify students to take the WFI certification seminar to become a Workplace Fairness Analyst. Students who enroll in the WFA Certification training will receive a $100 discount on the cost of the course (including materials). To learn more about our Special Group Rates, Customized Training, In-house Classes, please contact us at 416-736-5616.
CERTIFICATE: Students receive a certificate from York/WFI.
PLACE: Atkinson Bldg, 4700 Keele St. East, York University. Groups may negotiate in-house classes.
TIME: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.
DATE: July 24 - 31st 2013 (weekdays only for 5 days)
COST: $1300.00 + taxes. For group rates: 416-736-5616.
NOTE: To become a certified Workplace Fairness Analyst (WFA), there is an additional one-day class, discounted.
CONTACT: or 1-855-900-YORK

Monday, March 11, 2013

Still a Few Seats Available

We are coming up on our Toronto Certification seminar for Workplace Fairness Analysts on April 5, 2013.  We still have a couple of seats available.  So be sure to sign up as we will not be offering it again this year in Toronto.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Workplace Fairness Analyst Certification Training

The Workplace Fairness Institute is offering a one day training session to those who qualify to become Workplace Fairness Analysts.

Place:  Toronto

Time: 9 a.m. and going to 4:30 pm

Date: Friday, April 5, 2013.

Cost: $400+HST per person plus $119 to cover the cost of two books
This designation demonstrates that a workplace practitioner is qualified to use the tools developed by the Workplace Fairness Institute to analyze workplace conflict management systems.

You can sign up by sending an email to the Workplace Fairness Institute at:

If you have any questions you can call 416-720-1229.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

3 New Courses Offered by WFI in conjunction with York DCE

I am proud to present three new courses that are offered as a result of a strategic alliance between York University's Department of Continuing Education and the Workplace Fairness Institute:

 - a 5 day course called Conflict Management in the Workplace

 - a 1 day course on Engaging Unionized Employees

 - a 1 day course on the Six Levels of Workplace Conflict Health

Links to the course descriptions can be found here:

All of these course are to be offered in Toronto. If, however, you live outside of the GTA and wish to have access to any of these courses then send me an email at and I will inform you of the availability of online versions of the courses are they are created.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

wfiJOURNAL 2nd Edition Now Avalilable

The latest edition of the wfiJOURNAL is now available at The wfiJOURNAL is a free online journal that takes contributions from practitioners and academics who are interested in workplace related issues. This latest edition explores the union's role in workplace conflict management.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Madison Moment: North American Public Sector Collective Bargaining

Over the last year or so there have been over 700 attacks in the United States upon public sector collective bargaining. This alarming trend is also finding root in Canada with the elimination of collective bargaining rights for transit workers, the legislation back to work of Crown prosecutors and government attempts to impose wage restraints upon the public sector. This free symposium will explore this issue through a distinguished panel of speakers.

Elaine Bernard, B.A. (Alberta), M.A. (UBC), PhD (SFU)
Executive Director, Labor and WorkLife, Harvard Law School

Robert Hebdon, B.A., M.A., PhD (U of T)
Professor, Faculty of Management, McGill University

Elizabeth Shilton, B.A., M.A. (U of T), LLB (Dal), LLM (Harv)
Labour Lawyer and Author

Sam Gindin, B.A. (Manitoba), M.A. (UW-Madison)
Packer Chair in Social Justice, York University

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011, 7-9 p.m.
Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
CMA Student Lounge, 7th floor, 55 Dundas St. W. Toronto

Sponsored by:

University of Toronto Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources

Ryerson University Centre for Labour Management Relations

CUPE 3902

The Society of Energy Professionals (IFPTE Local 160)

The Workplace Fairness Institute