Get to know ADR Education
Meet the people of ADR Education: Sylvain Lefebvre, Andrew Fulton, Jessica McNamara, Robert Pidgeon and Mallorie Nicholson.
ADR Education is a partnership of five experienced conflict resolution experts from across Canada. We work in every part of the country, in both official languages, and in other countries. Our backgrounds in law, psychology, planning, and dispute resolution give our firm the distinct advantage of agility.
As practitioners, we are committed to providing exceptional service. We believe that people in conflict can tackle their differences with process and communication help.
As trainers and adult educators, we are committed to deliver learning solutions that enhance capacity and fit the unique circumstances and needs of our clients.
We rely on building relationship with our clients. By choosing to work with us, you will find us to be:
Because all five partners share competency in all we do, we offer the ability to substitute personnel whenever you want. We often provide more than one partner where the task requires it. Learn more about each of us below.
Jonathan Chaplan, Associate
For over 35 years, Jonathan has had a varied career as a lawyer, mediator, facilitator, restorative justice practitioner, trainer and manager. In all of these roles, what drives Jonathan is the desire to help people to better communicate and work with each other.Play Video
Robbie Sheffman*, Associate
Robbie has spent his lengthy and varied career as a mediator, investigator, lawyer, adjudicator, teacher and broadcaster trying to “get to the bottom of things.” He applies his curiosity, perseverance and communication skills to untangle and resolve.Play Video
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.