Part Two – Wednesday, October 19, 2022
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Part One – Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Guest Coach: Andrew (Andy) Livingston
When we look back on 2022 at JADE, we will see that there has been a theme running through many of our sessions. The focus has not been simply on the types of disputes mediators encounter, learning the hard skills necessary to address them, nor has it been on the more formal techniques and theory of mediation and dispute resolution generally. This year’s focus has, to a large degree, been on the people we serve as dispute resolution practitioners and students. In that regard, 2022 at JADE has been a year of learning about inclusion.
Our session with guest coach Andy Livingston is an important piece in that mosaic. He will be speaking about “Making Dispute Resolution Welcoming and Inclusive for Individuals with Disabilities”, and in many ways, this subject can be seen and experienced across all other areas of diversity and inclusion. “Individuals with disabilities” is a phrase that encompasses everybody – every race, ethnicity, language, religion, age, gender identification, sexual orientation, and so on. Statistics Canada reported in 2017 that 22% of Canadians over the age of 15 had one or more disabilities, and as we age, it is almost inevitable that each one of us will live with some form of disability.
Andrew (Andy) Livingston
Andy is a community-minded consultant and dispute resolution specialist based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
With more than a decade of experience working as a human rights investigator, Andy is also a designated National Qualified Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator. He has a passion for helping people find meaningful and successful resolutions to conflict outside of the courtroom.
Andy is an educator and mentor in the field of dispute resolution. Andy is an instructor for Herzing College teaching in many of their dispute resolution programs.
Andy continues to pursue new professional development opportunities, such as online dispute resolution, to hone his skills and knowledge. He also holds a Community Mental Health Certificate from Herzing College and a Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification.
Andy is also an individual living with a disability and has more than 10 years working in policy development, helping to make the world more accessible for all. His skill and knowledge in the field is renowned and he is frequently called upon by governments of all levels to consult on policy, legislation and public programs involving people with disabilities.
As part of his work portfolio, Andy offers accommodation planning and accessibility coaching to individuals and the business community at large.