Daryl Landau, M.A., M.Sc., Acc.FM

Daryl Landau, Toronto Mediator

I have been a practicing mediator and consultant for 20 years, specializing first in workplace and community issues, then family matters, and in recent years family businesses and other closely-held corporations.  In this work, I am involved in many roles:  mediator, coach, investigator/analyst, counsellor, facilitator and business advisor.

My esteemed parents were my first teachers.  Barbara Landau, an award-winning family mediator, and Sy Landau, VP of HR.  Together we wrote, From Conflict to Creativity  (2001).  I teach the mediation course we created under Cooperative Solutions.  We have trained thousands of new mediators or others who wanted such skills.

While I get satisfaction from helping families begin talking again, and business partners to either resolve their issues or part amicably, I encourage people to prevent problems with ‘partnering’ discussions, and partnership/shareholder agreements.  My experience has taught me much about what works and what does not.  That’s why I created the Proactive Partnership Tool on my website.

EQI2.0_CLogo_websiteIn recent years I published two e-books, Dispute Resolution 101 and Keep Your Partners Close.

I chair the Advisory Board of the Ontario Small Business Network.  I am an active member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario, having been a Director, served on the HR Committee, and currently chair the Business-Commercial ADR Section.  I am also a member of two family-focused bodies, FDRIO and OAFM.  I am a member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE)  and the Centre for Social Innovation.

Having worked as a mediator at the Human Rights Commission, and currently a vendor of record for the OPS, I handle discrimination and harassment issues for organizations.  I have investigated a number of cases, and given sensitivity coaching to employees.

A list of additional information, mainly training I’ve taken, follows on the next page.  Please follow me, like me, and join me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.  I look forward to helping you, your family and/or business reach your business and personal goals!

My Training and Other Info

  • Masters degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, US
  • Certified in the EQ-i and EQ-360 assessment tool
  • Over 100 hours of general mediation training
  • 70 hours of family mediation training
  • 14 hours of Family Law education
  • Finance and Capital Markets online course (Kahn)
  • Accredited Family Mediator (AccFM) from the Ontario Association of Family Mediation (OAFM) since 1997
  • Certificate in Brief and Narrative Therapy, Hincks-Dellcrest Institute (with U of T social work, 1 year program)
  • Volunteer counsellor at the West End Walk-In Clinic (1 year)
  • Courses in Group Facilitation
  • Course on Couples Counselling
  • Course on Elder Care Mediation
  • Extensive research and mentored learning on Family Business Advising, Workplace Investigations
  • Master’s degree in History


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