The Roger Fisher Negotiation Training Scholarship was created as part of the lasting legacy of The Roger Fisher Tribute held in Toronto in 2007. One Scholarship, donated by the Stitt Feld Handy Group, is awarded annually to a qualified Ontario recipient who otherwise would not be able to receive negotiation training.

The Tribute honoured the late Roger Fisher. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award to acknowledge his tremendous and far-reaching contributions in the field of dispute resolution. Twenty-six organizations from around the world, under the leadership of the ADR Institute of Canada, The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association and The Law Society of Upper Canada (“Lead Organizations”), joined together to pay tribute to Roger Fisher.

Allan J. Stitt, President of the Stitt Feld Handy Group, describes Professor Fisher and the Become a Powerful Negotiator Workshop as follows:

“Roger Fisher was an inspiring man. Not only did he make major contributions over many years to the resolution of some of the most intractable disputes in the world, his teachings and the teachings of those who worked with him have changed the approach to negotiation, and to mediation, of people around the world.

Our Become a Powerful Negotiator Workshop is based on Roger's theories.

Course participants are encouraged to read Getting To Yes, the famous book on negotiation outlining the approach to negotiation developed by Roger Fisher and William Ury, before the course starts. The course is Canadianized but is true to Roger’s ideas and concepts about effective negotiating. It includes three days of in-person training and one day of online learning. It's skills-building, practical and hands-on.”

The Scholarship entitles the recipient a place in the Become a Powerful Negotiator Workshop held in Toronto. Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and other expenses. The course must be taken within 12 months of the award of the Scholarship.

Eligibility

The Scholarship is available to a resident of Ontario who:

(1)  would not otherwise be able to obtain negotiation training;

(2)  has demonstrated an interest in negotiation skills and dispute resolution;

(3)   would benefit the community at-large, and/or public interest, community, or pro bono organization(s) or company(ies) with which the person is involved, by the person strengthening his or her negotiation and dispute resolution skills, thereby leveraging the value of the training beyond the Scholarship recipient, and

(4) would benefit personally from negotiation training.

Selection of Scholarship Recipient

The Roger Fisher Negotiation Training Scholarship Committee (“Scholarship Committee”) solicits applications for the Scholarship each year, and selects the recipient, applying the four Eligibility criteria outlined above, in its sole discretion. The Scholarship is administered by the Lead Organizations. The Committee is comprised of representatives of the Lead Organizations, the Ontario Community Mediation Coalition, and other leaders in the ADR field.

Applications

The Roger Fisher Negotiation Training Scholarship

Application Forms, together with all supporting letters must be received by 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on Friday, January 5, 2018.  They can be e-mailed, faxed, delivered or mailed. Addresses and fax numbers are in the Information Sheet with this Application Form and are set also set out below.

Email: sdhanju-dhillon@torkinmanes.com
Please include in the Subject line “Application for The Roger Fisher Negotiation Training Scholarship” (Remember to attach the Application Form and supporting letters, if any.)

Fax: 1-877-689-3896

Mailing/Delivery Address:
The Roger Fisher Negotiation Training Scholarship Committee
c/o Sumeet (Sonu) Dhanju-Dhillon
Torkin Manes LLP
151 Yonge Street, Suite 1500
Toronto, ON M5C 2W7

Candidates may be invited, in the discretion of the Committee, for a telephone or an in-person interview.

The person selected to receive the Scholarship will be notified and all applicants will be informed of the outcome.

Website Host: The Scholarship Committee expresses its appreciation to Torkin Manes LLP for hosting this Scholarship website. The firm has no other role in relation to the Scholarship.