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Women of Waste (WoW) Learning Series – Negotiation

26 Apr 2022
9:00am - 12:00pm EDT

Women of Waste (WoW) Learning Series – Negotiation

April 26, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The OWMA’s Women of Waste (WoW) Subcommittee is hosting a virtual learning session on the topic of Negotiation on April 26, 2022, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Why should you participate in this session?

We all have to negotiate every day. Every time you set timelines with your team, discuss priorities with your manager, debate terms and conditions with a contractor or service provider, or talk with your spouse about who will walk the dog or supervise your children's online learning, you are negotiating. During this workshop, you will:

  • be introduced to the 7 elements of principled negotiation developed at Harvard;
  • learn to manage challenging emotions in negotiation;
  • learn to minimize the risk of being triggered in difficult negotiations and conversations; and,
  • enhance your ability to handle difficult situations with confidence.

While a nominal registration fee will be charged to participants, if you are unable to participate in the session due to financial restraints, please reach out to OWMA. Through the generous support of sponsors, we will be able to waive your registration.

For more information about sponsoring the upcoming session, please  click here to review the sponsorship package.

This informative series is presented by the OWMA WoW Subcommittee and supported by the Ontario Chapter of Solid Waste Association of North America.

PRICE: $15.00 plus hst.


Elinor F. Whitmore B.A., LL.B., LL.M., C.Med is Vice President of the Stitt Feld Handy Group and is a Toronto-based negotiator, mediator, facilitator, trainer, and professional coach. Elinor teaches negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution and how to deal with difficult people and have difficult conversations. She has taught throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom including customized programs for such clients as: the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario, BDO Dunwoody, Honda, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission, and the RCMP. She has been a member of the part-time faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School teaching the “Lawyer as Negotiator” course and has lectured on negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution at the University of Toronto Law School and at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. She also co-designed the advanced program on Mediating Interpersonal Disputes for St. Stephen's Conflict Resolution Service.

After earning her B.A. at Queen's University in 1987, Elinor received her LL.B. in 1990 from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the bar in 1992. In 1998 she earned her LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School where she studied Disputes and Dispute Resolution; Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Alternative Dispute Resolution; Dispute Analysis and Process Design; and Advanced Mediation. Elinor has attended many workshops in dispute resolution including the Harvard Mediation Workshop; Mediating Interpersonal Conflict Workshop offered by St. Stephen's Conflict Resolution Service; and Basic and Advanced Family Mediation workshops offered by the University of Toronto. She also completed a mediation internship at the Ontario Court (Provincial Division).

Prior to joining the Stitt Feld Handy Group, Elinor practiced as a lawyer and mediator, mediating cases on behalf of the ADR Centre, the Ontario Legal Aid Plan, and St. Stephen's Conflict Resolution Service, involving civil, workplace and family disputes.

Elinor is a Chartered Mediator (C.Med.) who has mediated civil, commercial, employment, workplace, personal injury, breach of contract and family disputes She also acts as a negotiation consultant, and personal coach, providing advice to individuals and groups about upcoming negotiations and difficult conversations.




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26 Apr 2022
9:00am - 12:00pm EDT

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