Élise Corriveau LL.M, CHRP – distinguished Fellow, ECH, Chartered Mediator
Élise Corriveau is a Certified Human Resources Advisor (CRHA) who has achieved a status of distinguished fellow. She is also a Certified Harassment Investigator (ECH). She is a Chartered Mediator by the Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ), member of the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) and Affiliate Member of the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution (CICR).
Ms. Corriveau has a master’s degree in law specializing in the prevention and resolution of disputes from the University of Sherbrooke. She is a qualified senior investigator in the field of harassment for the federal public service and a professional level executive coach, recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She also has completed federal government training as a Violence Investigator and is qualified for Hazardous Occurrences investigations under the Canada labour code and the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
Having worked in labour relations and human resources management for several years, she has been involved in the federal government’s Commissions of Inquiry review process. She has also intervened in various harassment cases, violence and workplace conflicts with Federal entities. She has notably advised senior leaders in the implementation and administration of anti-harassment policies in both public and private sectors, as well as in establishing effective response strategies related to harassment and violence complaints.
Bilingual, she has successfully fulfilled various mandates of mediation, investigations, professional coaching, training and conferences with private, public and para-public organizations. Many of these mandates involved managing and finding ways to resolve conflicts in an organizational setting. Her expertise is often sought out to implement intervention strategies to address harassment and violence complaints as well as workplace conflicts. She also works with senior executives and leaders in the development of interpersonal skills, leadership and conflict management. She has also counselled public figures in high-profile cases.
To share her research, her thoughts and her knowledge of best practices in the field of labour relations, she gives seminars on dispute prevention in the workplace, namely through the University of Sherbrooke’s Law Faculty and its Continuing Education Center. She teaches an organizational mediation program, subsidized by the Ministry of Justice that she helped develop, in partnership with IMAQ, for health and social service organizations in Quebec. She is also involved in various publications and in reviewing the CHRA Code de conduite, enquête interne à la suite d’une plainte de harcèlement. She plays an active role within her professional Order through several initiatives and committees where she serves as an expert, most notably on the certification committee of harassment investigators and mediators. She also serves as an expert in the Order’s professional equivalence recognition processes for new members.