Vivien B. Williamson, Mediating with Empathy

Attorney Vivien Williamson has been a mediator since 1987. She has helped resolve thousands of disputes, from employment to civil rights; earth movement to personal injury. In her employment law practice, she has mediated hundreds of claims of sexual harassment; disability, gender and age discrimination, among others. Vivien is known for her ability to take…

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Developing Your Career in Mediation Course Has Launched

Edwards Mediation Academy has recently launched a new online course, Developing Your Career in Mediation. This course is for everyone who is considering a career in dispute resolution, as well as individuals who are seeking to enhance their existing career. Like all Edwards Mediation Academy Courses, the Developing Your Career in Mediation is taught by…

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Nina Meierding, Culture and Its Impact on Mediation

Attorney Nina Meierding has mediated over 4,000 disputes in her more than 30 years in the conflict resolution field. She has also conducted mediation training in 45 states and throughout the world, including: Canada, Sweden, Ireland, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and India. Nina is one of our valued Edwards Mediation Academy instructors. What…

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Dana Curtis, Mediation as a Way of Rebuilding Relationships

Dana Curtis, Mediation as a Way of Rebuilding Relationships Another one of our exceptional Edwards Mediation Academy instructors is Dana Curtis. Dana was among the first attorneys in the U.S. to devote her career exclusively to mediation, and she began her full-time mediation practice in 1991. She has been a teacher of mediation, negotiation and other…

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Rebecca Westerfield, Making People Feel Comfortable

Rebecca Westerfield, Making People Feel Comfortable One of our exceptional Edwards Mediation Academy instructors is Rebecca Westerfield. Rebecca has been mediating for over 22 years and has settled and arbitrated over 2,500 cases throughout the United States and internationally. One of the qualities I most admire about Rebecca is her wonderful way of making people…

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Solving Social Challenges Through Collaboration

Solving Social Challenges Through Collaboration This past week, I was fortunate enough to participate in Convergence Center for Policy Resolution’s leadership council meeting in Washington, DC.  It was a truly uplifting and inspirational day of conversation. Founded in 2009, Convergence is a non-profit organization that uses mediation skills (respectful dialogue and listening for the most…

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Hear about mediation in post-genocide Rwanda

As written by Emily Gould, co-director of the African Peace Partners: Construction on the Ihumure Peace Center in Rwanda will begin in August thanks to a kick off grant from the Edwards Mediation Academy. The Center is a first of its kind in that it integrates trauma recovery, dispute resolution and cooperative economic self –…

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