This five-day intensive training program for adjudicators is the first collaboration between the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR) and Osgoode Professional Development of Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. The program brings together SOAR’s peer-driven model of adjudicative education and Osgoode’s leadership in legal education to set a new standard for the delivery of education and training for administrative adjudicators in Ontario and beyond.
The Certificate Program in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards & Tribunals is an introductory program, which will meet the needs of relatively recent appointees to obtain a solid grounding in the goals and principles of the administrative justice system, while learning and practising practical adjudication skills. It will also provide an opportunity for more senior adjudicators to review best practices and explore evolving issues in adjudication. This program builds on the successes of the Adjudicator Training Course (ATC) offered by SOAR for many years, which has prepared hundreds of professionals to provide adjudicative services at a wide range of agencies, boards and tribunals.
The teaching and learning will be interactive and hands-on, with course registrants working with fact scenarios, problems and demonstrations to learn how to meet the legal requirements of administrative adjudication, while also offering efficient and effective public service. Participants will complete a decision-writing exercise, and the program will be capped off with a mock adjudication, enabling registrants to apply what they have learned during the week, while obtaining valuable individual feedback from recognized experts in this field.Completion of this program will prepare participants for the unique challenges of administrative adjudication, will build confidence, and will strengthen participants’ capacity to contribute effectively to their organizations.
Acquire an understanding of the key principles of administrative law
Learn how to run a hearing - from start to finish
Review the legal and practical requirements for administrative decisions
Explore the evolving challenges faced by administrative adjudicators
Discuss common challenges, and successful strategies, with
Gain insight from experienced adjudicators and leaders in
Plus! You will be able to apply and test your skills through a mock adjudication and practice decision-writing in a guided exercise.
CERTIFICATE COURSE DATES:
May 7-11, 2018 9:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m SOLD OUT!
August 20-24, 2018 9:00 am -4:30 pm SOLD OUT! (Contact OPD to join the waiting list)
December 10-14, 2018 9:00 am-4:30 pm SOLD OUT! (Contact OPD to join the waiting list)
You may also consider the non consecutive five-day certificate course on
Jan 22, Feb 6, Feb 19, Mar 4 and Mar 28, 2019 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Register through Osgoode Professional Development website
LOCATION: Downtown Toronto
PRICE: $2995 plus HST REGISTRATION NOW OPEN through Osgoode PD.
THE ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN ADJUDICATION
A joint program of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR) and Osgoode Professional Development – the creators of acclaimed Certificate in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards & Tribunals – the Advanced Certificate in Adjudication will take your skills to the next level. The Advanced Certificate is designed to cover in-depth the key areas that experienced tribunal adjudicators have identified as essential to their professional development.
You must complete 5 full days within 2 years to earn the Advanced Certificate. The modular design of the Certificate – a mix of mandatory and elective modules – allows you to customize your learning and take programs in the precise areas that you need to develop.
Current planned offerings include:
Advanced Administrative & Regulatory Decision Making – February 12, 2018
Advanced Decision Writing - March 22 and 23, 2018
Culturally Competent Adjudication & Adjudicating Human Rights Issues – April 16, 2018 (Optional Workshop April 17, 2018)
Effective Communication in the Hearing Room- June 4, 2018
Mediation for Adjudicators October 3 and 4, 2018
Effective Hearing Management December 3, 2018
Managing Evidentiary Challenges January 28, 2019
Advanced Decision Writing April 25, 26, 2019
Advanced Administrative & Regulatory Decision Making June 3, 2019
Culturally Competent Adjudication and Adjudicating Human Rights Issues -Sept 30- Oct 1, 2019
For more information on each of the Advanced modules, and to register, click here
Program Director - Pamela Chapman, Educator/Mediator/Arbitrator
Co-Chairs - Lorne Sossin, Dean of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School and Heather Gibbs, SOAR President
Heather Gore, Program Lawyer