Speaking & Training

Karen is passionate about continuing education in the field of Dispute Resolution and Administrative Law. Karen has completed Certificates in Arbitration and Mediator. She studied Administrative Law through Osgoode Hall Law School’s Master’s of Law program and completes yearly training in dispute resolution and tribunal management.

    Guest Speaking

    Inspire your Members

    Karen Snowshoe is an accomplished public speaker and delivers educational and motivational talks in corporate, charitable, non-profit, and public sector organizations. Karen’s heartfelt message opens minds and spirits to help leaders understand what needs to be done to recognize each person’s dignity and to further reconciliation in Canadian society.

    Karen has been a Keynote Speaker at many events, including:

    • Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation in the Legal Profession, Trial Lawyers Association of B.C. (Young Lawyers Forum)
    • Tea and Trust: Creating Safe Space for Trauma Survivors in Litigation, U.B.C. Indigenous Legal Clinic and Amicus Curiae Society
    • Cultural Competency in the Indigenous Context, CBABC Aboriginal Law Section and Business Law Section Joint CLE
    • Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession, Trial Lawyers Association of B.C. (Women Lawyers Forum)
    • Because We are Girls, KDocs Film Festival Presents at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    Custom Workshops

    Shift your Culture

    Does your professional staff or board require training in trauma-informed dispute resolution? Karen Snowshoe creates custom workshops to review and improve your responses to difficult disclosures, to help you uncover the root causes of conflict, and to develop your proficiency in restoring relationships. Karen’s experience spans private and public sectors, including legal, technical, financial, health care, education, and governance.

    Some examples of custom workshops by Ms. Snowshoe have included: 

    • Introduction to Trauma-informed Practice & Application
    • Trauma-informed Advocacy
    • Trauma-informed Practice & Indigenous Reconciliation
    • Introduction to Trauma-informed Dispute Resolution
    • Creating Trauma Informed Dispute Resolution Processes
    • Dispute Resolution in the Indigenous Context
    • Creating Trauma-Informed Space for Vulnerable Clients & Witnesses

    These sessions typically include support and co-facilitation from a Registered Clinical Counselor who works from a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive lens. 

    At this time workshops are provided by video conference and can accommodate up to 55 participants per session.