Professional Associations

The following is a set of links to Professional Associations that can help support staff within an organization with training and access to information on key topics.

ADR Institute of Canada
Recognized as Canada’s preeminent ADR professional organization, we set the benchmarks for best ADR practices in Canada, promote conflict resolution through arbitration, mediation and other forms of ADR, and provide leadership, value and support to our members.Over two thousand ADR practitioners across the country belong to the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) through affiliates in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces.

American Society for Quality
ASQ is the world's leading membership organization devoted to quality. We have the knowledge, tools, expertise and resources to inspire you and your organization. Join ASQ and we'll help you Make Good Great®.

Association of Professionals in Business Management
The mission of APBM is to make business management a profession – similar to law, medicine, engineering, and accounting – with the CABM and CBM Certifications, Continuing Education, Code of Professional Ethics, and Professional Standards through Best Practices Research.

International Association of Facilitators
The International Association of Facilitators was formed by a group of professionals desiring an avenue for interchange, professional development, trend analysis and peer networking.

IAF's Facilitator Certification Program
The assessment process is based on rigorous peer review of knowledge, experience and demonstration of skills. The IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator designation indicates attainment of these core competencies. The professional facilitator designation offers clients an assurance that those who are certified are qualified to design and provide basic group facilitation services.