Sudbury: April 15, 2020 *Virtual* Mediation, an Alternative to Investigations

Date and Time

Starts:04/15/2020 6:45 PM

Ends:04/15/2020 8:00 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1.5 hours Hour(s)





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Sudbury: April 15, 2020 Mediation, an Alternative to Investigations: 

With the advent of anti-harassment and anti-violence in the workplace legislation, many employers find themselves having to engage in more and more investigations.  These investigations often lead to a grim aftermath – one filled with more bitterness and resentment by the disputing parties.  It seems to be a no-win proposition as an outcome.   It is often the case that there are inconclusive findings from an investigation, and this often leads the opposing parties to feel resentful with the outcome and feel greater hostility toward the other disputant in the matter.   The mere launching of an investigation typically causes anxiety and anger by most reasonable individuals, which typically lingers on after the conclusion of the investigation regardless of the results.   

The use of mediation at the front-end of the investigation often allows the parties to settle their differences without the lingering anger and bitterness that is typically occasioned by a full-blown investigation.  

Learning Objectives:

  • The benefits of mediation
  • Examine the use of mediation 
  • Finding some form of reconciliation between opposing parties without the need to go through a long and protracted investigation.  


6:45 pm  Welcome and Introductions

7:00 pm: Speaker presentation

8:00 pm: Q & A


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Speaker bio(s)
  Marcel C. Faggioni

 Marcel C. Faggioni

Marcel C. Faggioni, BA (Hons), MIR, CHRL, Q. Med. Member of the Law Society of Ontario President/Senior Consultant Marcel is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), possessing a B.A. (Hons) in Economics from Laurentian University and a Master of Industrial Relations degree from Queen's University. His specialization in economics is the area of labour market studies. In April 2008, Marcel successfully achieved membership into the Law Society of Ontario. In March 2011, he was granted his designation as Qualified Mediator (Q. Med.). In 2018, he was recognized by the ADR Institute of Ontario for his 20+ years commitment to the Institute and was inducted as a member of the President’s Circle. He has accumulated a wealth of experience in his career through various high-level human resources management positions in the Ontario public, health care and social services sectors. For nearly 10 years starting in 1994, he occupied a professorial position with the public administration program at Laurentian University where he taught fourth year and post-graduate students. During his tenure as university professor, Marcel conducted research and lectures on various subjects, including performance management and organizational development/behaviour. His firm provides ongoing consultation to clients on all aspects of organizational development, human resources management, and labour relations on a daily basis, as well as undertaking large and small-scale projects such as training managers and employees on performance management, attendance management, collective agreement administration and workplace dispute resolution. Marcel is frequently asked to speak on various contemporary issues in the fields of human resources, labour relations and organizational development/behaviour. In 1999 and 2000, he hosted three (3) Russian Fellows with the Yeltsin Democracy Fellowship Program sponsored by the Government of Canada. As an expert in the field of pay equity, he was nominated and invited to be a part of the Government of Canada’s Pay Equity Task force in 2003 and 2004. In July 2007, Marcel was appointed as a Research Adjudicator with the Canadian Council on Learning and participated as a member of a panel of university professors from across 2 | P a g e Canada in the adjudication of research project submissions from various Canadian universities. He is regularly asked to speak at nation-wide conferences with such organizations as the Canadian Institute and Lancaster House Publications. Recent and continuing efforts undertaken his firm, Integrity Management Consulting Group, include restructuring and cost efficiency initiatives, organizational development and the design of alternative dispute resolution systems. In the past 20 years, Marcel has been extensively involved in undertaking investigations involving harassment, bullying and workplace violence. His background in mediation has served him well in having the parties avoid a full-scale investigation and opting to mediate their difference, especially in cases of interpersonal conflict. Marcel is fluently trilingual (English, French and Italian) and semi-proficient in Spanish.