PRD-LAB is a research laboratory that strives for innovation in dispute prevention and resolution.
Our team is federated around researchers from the University of Sherbrooke and is enriched by experts from different universities. Our members are all dedicated to the development of cutting-edge knowledge.
Our research projects
In order to meet the expectations of professionals, our research laboratory aims at innovation in the development of current knowledge in relation to the following theme :
Refinement of negotiation methods
Negotiation procedures are at the heart of our participatory project. For the use of negotiation must not only be the primary mode of dispute resolution, but it must also become a common practice of conflict prevention. To this end, a culture of negotiation must be developed throughout the social space. The G-PRD contributes to this dissemination by proposing innovative research on negotiation “know-how”
The development of mediation
Now codified in the N.C.p.c. Mediation is called to professionalize. The aim of the G-PRD is to enrich the mediation process by identifying the best practices developed by mediator communities around the world, both in terms of methods to promote consensus and in terms of its ethics.
The development of risk and conflict prevention methods
In a competitive environment, companies, in collaboration with their internal and external legal advisors, are called upon to manage with increasing efficiency the legal aspects of the strategic development of their business projects . The G-PRD works to develop the pursuit of innovation in planning upstream of risk and conflict prevention processes.
The advent of a participatory arbitration
Arbitration as practiced today is more and more akin to judicial settlement and is tinged with the culture of the trial. The G-PRD works to redefine arbitration to re-integrate the values of participation in order to restore its raison d’être, which originally inspired its popularity with the business community.