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This virtual program is taking place in partnership with the Gardiner Centre at Memorial University.

Fittingly, it will have an Atlantic focus and will be taking place on Newfoundland time.

Program Details

Employer and union representatives should cultivate the skills and knowledge necessary to resolve grievances early, before expensive and unpredictable arbitration is necessary. But, not every grievance can be settled without arbitration. When arbitration is necessary, both employer and union representatives need to be able to effectively mount a successful grievance arbitration case or to give maximum assistance to counsel.

Over the course of this workshop, experienced employer and union advocates, joined by an arbitrator on day two, will lead participants in discussion of strategies for settling grievances before arbitration and explain how to win cases at arbitration when necessary.

Working through a realistic grievance with the guidance of experts, participants will learn to:

  • Prepare effectively for formal grievance meetings;
  • Determine which grievances should go to arbitration;
  • Identify key issues, strengths, and weaknesses of a grievance;
  • Address preliminary issues, such as timeliness;
  • Obtain and provide appropriate disclosure;
  • Prepare, examine, and cross-examine witnesses;
  • Make persuasive opening and closing statements.
CPD Alberta
This program has been approved by CPHR Nova Scotia for 11 Continuing Professional Development hours.


  • Members of CPHR Newfoundland & Labrador may consider counting this program for 11 Continuing Professional Development hours.
  • Members of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society may consider counting this program for 11 Continuing Professional Development hours.
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