Speakers


2015

Dallas - information here ...

Dr. Isis  C. Clemente, a.k.a. Dr. C by her students, holds a M.A. Degree in the field of Linguistics from Columbia University, NY as well as J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gable, Florida. She taught both Business Law and Languages at Miami Dade College from which she retired after 26 years.  Dr. C is a mediator in both Family and Circuit Civil Courts certified by the Florida Supreme Court, and she also holds certification as a Parent Coordinator. In the latter role, she uses conflict resolution techniques to help divorced parents work out the difficulties that sometimes come with implementing the Time-Share Parental Plan in Florida. Dr. C is the founder and President of Orientation and Mediation Services, LLC through which she helps her clients find the appropriate path both academically and career wise as well as serving as a mediator. She has lectured both nationally and internationally advocating for: Democracy, Education, Gender Equality, Human Rights, and the need for all of us to form a Global Conscience. She served as VP of United Nations Association (UNA -USA), Miami Chapter for two years, and is currently serving as UNA-USA Regional Representative for the SE portion of the United States. Most recently, she has become President of the UNA-USA Southeast Florida Chapter. Dr. C was born in Cuba, but fled the country as a child with her family due to persecution by Castro’s Communist Regime. Most of her education was acquired in the New York City area, but she has also had the chance to live in Mexico, Brazil, and Spain. She is tri-lingual in English, Spanish and Portuguese and has passive understanding of French and Italian. In the future, she hopes to expand her Mediation practice to the international arena.

Daniel Erdmann - worked as a member of the managing board in the field of humanitarian organizations.  In 2006, he founded his proper organization, what is known today as the World Mediation Organization. Acting as its Director General from thereon, he places his focus on the execution and development of educational concepts, as well as on the extension of the global impact of the organization. He further acts as a Thesis Advisor at the Peace Operations Training Institute, as well as a Professor and Director of the School of Mediation at Euclid University, where he created the Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. Program in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, as well as the LL.M. Program in International Law and Treaty Law. He studied “Mediation and Conflict Resolution” in Germany, Spain, Austria, Gambia and holds a corresponding Master‘s and Ph.D. Degree. All professional skills in English, Spanish and German language.

Jim Falk - joined the non-profit, non-partisan World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth in 2001. He is president & CEO. The Council has been entertaining and enlightening North Texans since 1951 in Dallas and 1961 in Fort Worth, bringing history-makers and experts face to face with its members and the community, and supporting DFW trade and economic growth. Jim was born in Paris, France to parents who served in the Foreign Service. He is a Washington and Lee University graduate and earned his master’s in foreign affairs in international law and organization and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Virginia. Jim spent ten years as a commercial banker for First City in Houston. His international career also includes stints at the Institute of International Education in Houston and the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. In April 2013, he was appointed Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Morocco for the state of Texas.

Dan Naranjo, J.D. - is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated Attorney (Highest Rating), and a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator. After graduating from The University of Texas School of Law, he served as a Special Agent, with the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) in the United States Air Force. While with OSI, he served as a Counter-Intelligence Analyst with the United States Southern Command at Howard/Albrook Air Force Base in Panama Canal Zone, with an emphasis on Central and South America. After finishing his Air Force service, he entered the Practice of Law in Texas, and is licensed to practice in all Texas Courts, the U.S. District Court (W.D. Tex), and in the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as a U.S. Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court, Western District of Texas. Since entering his private mediation practice, he has mediated and arbitrated over 3,500 disputes, including many Complex Arbitrations and Mediations involving Banking, Business, Commercial, Construction, Corporate, Employment, Fraud, Insurance, Legal Ethics, Malpractice, Municipalities, Partnership, Personal Injury, Real Estate, and International Commercial Disputes. He is highly experienced in these fields. Since 1998, he has used his unique experiences to train the next generation of mediators while serving as an Adjunct Professor at St. Mary's University School of Law, where he teaches Negotiations and Mediation. He continues to serve as a Certified Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the National Arbitration Foundation (NAF), and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR).

Josefina Rendón - As a mediator for the last 22 years, Judge Josefina Rendon has mediated over 1,300 disputes in a variety of areas including family, employment, personal injury and many other areas of law. For almost 4 years, she mediated and taught negotiation for the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy. Rendon has been a Municipal Court Judge for 28 of the last 32 years. She was also the first Latina Civil District Judge in Harris County. An attorney since 1977, Rendon was one of Harris County’s first Hispanic women attorneys and the first woman Civil Service Commissioner for the City of Houston (1981-1983). Rendon is a published author of over 100 articles and book reviews as well as a frequent speaker (locally and internationally) in the areas of dispute resolution, negotiation, cultural diversity and law.  She was editor of The Texas Mediator and an editorial board member of both the Texas Bar Journal and The Houston Lawyer. Judge Rendon is the immediate past president of the Association for Conflict Resolution–Houston (ACRH) and past president of the Texas Association of Mediators (TAM). She serves on the board of the Dispute Resolution Center of Harris County.  She previously served on the board of the Texas Center for The Judiciary as well as on the councils of the Alternative Dispute Resolution sections of both the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association. In 2011 Rendon was awarded both the Justice Frank Evans Award at the State Bar of Texas convention and the Susanne Adams Award at the Texas Association of Mediators Conference. Each award is given annually to persons who have performed exceptional and outstanding efforts in promoting or furthering the use of mediation and who set an example for the rest of the mediation community in Texas to follow. She was also recognized as one of Texas’ Who’s Who in Alternative Dispute Resolution by the State Bar of Texas ADR Section in its 2007 special anniversary edition of its publication, Alternative Resolutions. In 2015 Rendon was also recognized as one of Houston’ Most Influential Women for 2014 by Houston Woman Magazine.

Dr. Ralph Steele - has been a mediator since 1992 and has conducted over 8000 hours of mediation, including more than ten years experience in the mediation of business and family issues.  He has received two doctorate degrees – one in Civil Law and Mediation and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Oxford University.  He is both a TMCA Credentialed Distinguished Mediator and a Board Certified Professional Counselor (by the American Psychotherapy Association and the Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors).  His undergraduate degree is from Concordia University, and he holds a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Steele honorably served as a United States naval officer and is devoted to developing our youth as future leaders who make a positive impact on society. In addition to being a mediator and a counselor, Dr. Steele also teaches mediation skills to others.  In 1992 he conducted peer mediation and peer mediation training and wrote a book entitled the School Conflict Resolution Mediation Program.  He also developed the Mediation Certificate Program at the University of Texas at Arlington and is on the faculty of that program.  His Irving-based business, Mediation Worlds, PLLC, not only provides mediation services, but also offers basic and advanced mediation training and a Mediation Fellows Program for current mediators.  This fellowship gives mediators opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills to the highest competency level.  It is the intent of the fellowship program to assist mediators in being able to mediate in any setting. Dr. Steele has recently written two books on the mediation profession, entitled Save Millions with Conflict Coaching:  A Cross-Cultural Conflict Coaching Methodology and Model (February, 2011) and Facts, Issues, Options, and Solutions (May, 2013). Dr. Steele has a contractual partnership with the World Mediation Organization as an Affiliate and a Regional Representative of Mediation and Conflict Resolution.  He is a frequent mediation speaker, panelist, and judge.

John M. Stich - serves as the Honorary Consul-General of Japan in Dallas, and has served in this capacity since 2004.  His career started with Texas Instruments, where his 35-year career was primarily aimed at leading the businesses of the company in Asia.  He and his wife lived in Tokyo, in Taipei and in Hong Kong for a total of 24 years.  Mr. Stich started and managed TI’s business growth in Taiwan (1978-1982), in Korea (1978-1983) and in China (1982-1991).  He then became the Vice President-Semiconductors for TI-Asia (1991-1994), and then the Chief Marketing Officer of Texas Instruments in Japan (1994-1999) where he had responsibility for TI’s sales and marketing activities.  From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Stich was the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Asian Network, a consulting business which helped high-technology companies establish and expand their business in Asia. His experiences with multiple cultures and with multiple businesses resulted in many cross-cultural mediations with a variety of techniques to better understand the sources of the problems.  Mr. Stich currently is a member of the Board of Directors at Diodes, Inc. (NASDAQ:  DIOD).   He serves numerous non-profit organizations, including being a Board Member of the Japan America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth, a Board Member of Numismatics International, a Board Member of the Center for International Exchange – USA, a Member of the Consular Corps of Dallas/Fort Worth  and a Member of the Dallas-Sendai Friendship City Committee.

Sara Wilshaw - CONSUL GENERAL OF CANADA FOR ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS. A graduate of York University’s International Relations and Economics program, Ms. Wilshaw joined the Public Service of Canada in 1993.  She began her career with the Canada Border Services Agency, followed by Statistics Canada, before joining the Foreign Service in 1996. Her overseas experience with Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada includes assignments in the trade section of the Canadian Embassy in Japan, managing Intellectual Property issues at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the WTO in Geneva, and providing leadership on Canada’s commercial relations with South Asia as the Minister (Commercial) at the High Commission of Canada in India. In Ottawa, she has held progressively senior positions covering East Asia, Multilateral Trade Policy, Human Resources Management, Strategic Policy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Trade Commissioner Service Support and as the Director-General in the Office of the Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada. Ms. Wilshaw is currently the Consul General of Canada to the South Central United States, based in Dallas and covering Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Ms. Wilshaw is married and has two children.

Istanbul - information here ...

- Hn. Leyla Alaton, Business Woman & Supporter of 700 Regional Mediators Project

- Hn.Prof. Vibéke Vindelov, University of Copenhagen

- Hn. Neslihan Tombul, Mediator & Corporate Consultant

- Hn.Deniz Kite Güner, WMO Regional Representative

- Prof. Daniel Erdmann, WMO Director & Founder

Berlin - information here 

Appiano, Ph.D, Mario - Mediator and trainer, lawyer admitted to plead in front of Italian Supreme Court, Ph.D. in European Law, master on China Law, NLP Master Trainer (NLP-University,  Santa Crux, California, USA), founder of one of the oldest private mediation institute in Italy,  CONSOB (Italian Authority that controls stock exchange) mediator and arbitrator, former “pro-bono” lawyer in front of TAS-CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sports) Ad Hoc Panel for 2006 Olympic winter games in Turin, author of many publications on mediation and others subjects. Mario is the WMO Regional Representative - Turin, Italy.

Blake, Sarah - is a qualified Mediator (National Australian Standards), Internationally (IMI) and with authority as a Peace Maker from the Dhurili Clan Alliance, Arnhemland Northern Territory. She has completed a Master of Strategic Affairs, ANU and a Masters of Indigenous Knowledge (Mawul Rom), CDU and continues a strong commitment to professional development. Sarah has been working in the field of conflict management, mediation, and decision making for more than seventeen years. With extensive experience, particularly in the cross-cultural field, Sarah negotiates, designs and implements decision-making and negotiation processes that empower parties to make decisions and resolve conflict in ways that result in sustainable solutions. With a focus on empowering clients to be effective leaders and communicators, Sarah specializes in delivering outcomes within complex multiparty contexts where strategic decision-making is required. Sarah has also been involved in design and delivery of specialized cross-cultural peace-making training for 10 years, and continues to deliver mediation training across Australia and internationally. Sarah’s remote cross-cultural experiences and unique capacity-development approach to conflict management and resolution sets her apart from most domestic practitioners. While broadly experienced as a community and commercial mediator, Sarah specializes in delivering legitimate cross-cultural decision-making services that bridge cultural divides and empower sustainable solutions.

Bottequin, Guy A.  - Mediator sworn by the State Council of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, lecturer and trainer. Stage director in mediation body behavior. Researcher for the Academy of mediation. President of the swiss section of the International Society for Human Rights, ECOSOC status at the UN, honorary mandate. He founded the company GENEVACCORD Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2009, which is a legal entity dedicated to mediation mandates mostly specialized in commercial, international, inter/intra- companies / institutions / administrations, intercultural and political mediations. GENEVACCORD Alternative Dispute Resolution has established a Research Academy dedicated to improve the mediation process, and makes propositions to politics and offers training opportunities in order to promote and to raise awareness about mediation in the French-speaking countries. 

Cristal, Moty - is the CEO of NEST group (Negotiation Strategies LTD.), a global consulting company which provides complex negotiations and crisis management training, consulting and operational support to senior executives in the corporate world and governments. NEST provides its services using the NegosystemTM model: a revolutionary form of negotiation system design engineered and administered exclusively at NEST. The model improves CEOs and top executives' performance in negotiations, and enables an efficient process and successful outcome. From 1994 to 2001, Mr. Cristal served in various official positions in Israeli negotiation teams with Jordan and the Palestinians, and experienced years of cross-cultural negotiations. His last position was Deputy Head of the Negotiation Management Center within Prime Minister Barak’s office. Mr. Cristal is a Lt. Colonel (R.) in the IDF, with extensive operational experience in crisis negotiation, and lectures worldwide on crisis negotiation and complex crisis management. In cooperation with the late Harvard Prof. Roger Fisher, the co-author of “Getting to Yes” and the founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project, He established IPNP (Israeli Palestinian Negotiating Partners), a network of negotiators in the region. He is a faculty at SKOLKOVO, Moscow's leading Business School, as well as a lecturer at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzelia. He is member of IACM (International Association of Conflict Management), and a certified mediator. Established ICON (Israeli Center Of Negotiation) which promotes the theory and research of negotiation in Israel, and is a fellow at the Institute for Counter- Terrorism in Herzelia and a visiting scholar in leading international negotiation institutions including the Program on International Negotiation (PIN), Program On Negotiation at Harvard Law School (2007) and the IDSS in Singapore, (2004). Mr. Cristal commentates regularly on the Israeli and international media, attends and lectures at international conferences and has published several academic articles on negotiation dynamics, international peace negotiations and crisis interventions. Graduated Bar-Ilan Law School in Israel (1994), and Harvard Kennedy School of Government (1998), Mr. Cristal is also a doctoral researcher at the London School of Economics. 

Démoed, Hans - Manager local government – mediator and regional politcian - facilitator is a dutch mediator born in 1969 in Hazerswoude in the west of the Netherlands. For more than twenty years he is a leading professional at a local municipality as a managing director with a talented team.  “Coaching is the solution to create innovation.  Working to make things possible.” As a mediator he works in legal procedures between the government and inhabitants,  business mediation and some family mediation. Hans is registered at MFN quality register and also licensed for the national legal council (Raad van State the Netherlands).  In 2013 Hans Démoed was one of the speakers at the 4th European Mediation Network Initiative (EMNI) in Bratislava Slovakia with a seminar about mediation in local municipalities. In the past few years he was a trainer in mediation skills for employees of local municipalities. In that role you are a trainer but also a coach. As a member of the regional parliament of Zuid-Holland in the Netherlands he made several proposals for a position for mediation in legal procedures. He has a lot of experience als negotiator and facilitator. The trainings and seminars are made for the participants, informative, interactive, and Hans brings variety to keep your attention.  (Foto: Dirk Hol)

Elhajj, Douja - is accredited with the Attorney General’s Department as a mediator and is a nationally accredited mediator member of LEADR – association of dispute resolvers. She specialises in mediation involving complex legal and interpersonal matters, whether it be a business dispute with a family member, deceased estate or custody of your child. Douja has the sensitivity to work with legal practitioners and emotions! Douja  has participated in several advanced conflict resolution courses that have driven her career in mediation. Douja specialises in commercial, workplace family and interpersonal conflict. Key services provided by Douja include family dispute resoution, mediation, workplace mediation, commercial mediation and more. She is a supervisor, mediator, lead coach and trainer specialising in Family Dispute Resolution, Commercial and Workplace disputes. She has thousands of hours of experience as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, working independently and with government agencies. As a private practitioner, my philosophy is not to look for a "quick fix", but to find more sustainable options to improve parenting relationships. I enjoy the challenges that come with this role.Finally, she supervises other mediation professionals and have trained many professionals to become accredited under NMAS standards and with the Attorney General's Department, and provides training in negotiation, communication and conflict resolution.

Giglione, Thomas - „ has over ten-years working experience in many cross border disputes in Canada, including international commercial arbitrations in Canada and Vietnam. He is the past Chairman and one of the founding members of Upper Canada Dispute Resolution, a Commercial Mediator and Negotiations trainer, a Mediation and Negotiations Trainer of Stitt Feld Handy in Toronto, Mediation trainer and Lecturer of York University A.D.R program (Alternative Dispute Resolution in Toronto) Atkinson College (Toronto, Canada). He presented extensively in the area of international arbitration in Canada. Thomas G. Giglione has strong consulting experiences in dealing with commercial mediation, negotiating large scale contracts. He specializes in both ends of the contract, from negotiation and advice on contracts to claims and disputes in connection with distressed projects. He also acts on disputes which are important test cases for the industry for example to settle dispute regarding replacement of contractors on a distresses project. Past Chairman and one of the founding members of Upper Canada Dispute Resolution. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and several university diploma on Dispute Resolution. He presented extensively in the area of international arbitration in Canada. Appeared on the front cover of “Biz Magazine” - Canada for the most successful commercial mediation in the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program; Experienced in many cross border disputes incl. international commercial arbitrations in Canada and Vietnam. Have served as neutral mediator in more than 400 cases, primarily employment, construction, regulatory, consumer and general contract and business disputes, under the auspices of World Mediation Organization; Superior Court Commercial Mediator Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario, Canada. Conducted mediation process to settle disputes between a Korean and several Vietnamese real estate developers and the buyers regarding implementation of the apartment sales & purchase contracts. Advised Hong Ha Investment JSC Company in the settlement of its bad debts with several banks; Participated in negotiation process between a shareholder and the company regarding a share transfer transaction. Supported client to negotiate a vessel building agreement with a Vietnamese company. Supported several employees to negotiate with the employers to settle labour disputes regarding labour contract termination by mutual compensation agreement. Thomas is a WMO Regional Representative - Saigon, and a member of the WMO Advisory Board.

Goodman, Andrew - practices at the Bar of England  and Wales at 1 Chancery Lane and is a Master of the Bench of Inner Temple. He has been an arbitrator since 1988, a CEDR mediator since 1993 and travels internationally in that capacity and as a mediation advocate, trainer, advisor and consultant to governments, judiciaries, Bars and companies. He is Convenor of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates, Director of the Association of Mediation Assessors, Trainers and Instructors and a member of the Bar ADR Committee, the Independent Standards Commission of the International Mediation Institute and Co-Chair of the IMI Mediation Advocacy Appraisal Sub-Committee. He is a visiting mediation and dispute management trainer to the Hong Kong and Nepal Bar Associations and the Judicial Academy of the Nepal Supreme Court, a member of the Nepal International ADR Centre and a guest editor of the Nepal ADR Commercial Law Journal.

His areas of professional practice extend to commercial, construction, partnership, franchising, professional negligence and farming disputes. He has been recommended as a leading junior in professional indemnity work and mediation in the Legal 500 for 20 years and for four years was listed in Chambers Directory as a leading practitioner is ADR. He is currently Professor of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Studies at Rushmore University, a sometime visiting lecturer on the LLM/MA courses in Dispute Resolution at UCL and SOAS, University of London, and a peripatetic lecturer in mediation at the Universities of Reading, Southampton, Cardiff, Birkbeck College, London, MMU, NTU, LMU, the College of Law and BPP University College; he is a visiting lecturer in arbitration and mediation at the Dubai Real Estate Insitute. He was requested to submit evidence to Lord Woolf's Committee on Access to Justice on court annexed ADR Practices in other jurisdictions and on mediation to Lord Justice Jackson’s Review of Civil Costs.

Illgen, Patric - founded the “German Mediation Academy” in Essen in 2013. He is an author of various advanced trainings for mediators / business mediators and nationally and internationally recognized training courses related to the use of mediation (Cross-Border- Mediation) and online-mediation (ODR). Patric Illigen made special international experience with his work as an accountant in the EU- founded project "EuroNetMed" in 2011 to 2012. In addition he is operating the ODR-platform MESUTRAIN since summer 2012, a comprehensive system for realization of Online- Mediations, Online-Supervisions as well as national and international specialist training for mediators and coaches. Since summer 2014 Patric Illigen is also a group leader of the Task Force Group 4 of the IMI (International Mediation Institute; www.imimediation.org), which deals specifically with the development, exploration and establishment of international standards of competence for online dispute- resolution (ODR) and ODR professionals. Since summer 2014, Patric Illigen is announced as a "District Manager" as well as "Local Lecturer" of the World Mediation Organization (www.worldmediation.org), the German Mediation Academy became simultaneously an institutional partner and will offer in the future in this cooperation also university courses on mediation. With the establishment of the Euro-ODR LTD, which took office in Germany in February 2014, Patric Illigen established the most comprehensive and largest European ODR provider for all kinds of online-based dispute resolution. The Euro-ODR LTD is now also supporting the German Mediation Academy. In the fall of 2014, the German mediation Academy launched a new research and training branch on "offender-victim mediation (TOA)". The research will be conducted in the coming years, both at the state and federal level in Germany, in addition, international elements are explored from the spring 2015. In parallel, the DMA has created additional training to TOA, which was first held in spring 2015. This is particularly aimed at lawyers or lawyers specializing in criminal law and trained mediators. As an author Patric Illigen has already written many books in the context of the mediation, in addition, he regularly published articles and essays in various trade magazines. 

Malindog, Prof. Anna - is both an acdemic, a human rights advocate, and a part of the civil-society movement for social change. She has almost two decades experience working with different non-governmental organizations both in the Philippines and abroad and with governmental organizations and agencies. Among issues and topics of her domain include politics and governance, international relations, mediation and conflict resolution/transformation, restorative and transitional justice, peace and conflict studies, human rights, development, European studies, Southeast Asian studies, environmental issues, business and human rights issues, and security related topics. She earned her Bachelor Degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, where she also took her first MA in Political Science with flying colors. She also took a coursework in MA in Southeast Asian Studies and International Relations in Chulalongkorn University Thailand, and finished the third MA degree program on Advanced European Studies and International Relations from the Center International De Formation Europeene, Institut Europeen des Hautes Estudes Internationales in Nice France. Just recently she was accepted to a PhD program in Politics and International Relations at the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) University College of Dublin, Ireland. Among her current and past professional affiliations and activities include being the Chairperson of the 2013 Asia Pacific Mediation Forum (APMF) Summit Organizing Committee. She was a member of APMF Executive Committee from 2011 – 2013. She is also currently a Regional Representative for the Philippines of the World Mediation Organization (WMO). She was also given the title of Policy Officer in European and International Organizations (Charge De Mission En Organizations Europeennes Et Internationales) by the Centre International De Formacion Europeenne Institut Europeen Des Hautes Estudes Internationales - Nice France, a Founder/Executive Director of Peoples Partner for Development & Democracy (PPDD), a human rights based INGO based in Thailand, a Member of the Editorial Board of Research Course Journal (ISI Journal) of the Varanasi University, India, and an Article Reviewer of Peace, Conflict and Development (P & D) Journal (ISI Journal) of Bradford University, U.K. In terms of her most recent work experience, she was an Asst. Professor of Human Rights, Women’s Rights, Gender, Politics and International Relations at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations of the Philippine Women’s University, Manila. She was also an Asst. Professorial Lecturer at the Political Science Department of De La Salle University. She was part of the pool of Political Science Faculty of the University of the Philippines. Currently, she is a Lecturer at the European Studies Program of Ateneo De Manila University. As an academic, she teaches courses on political theories, political economy and dynamics, European studies, Southeast Asian studies, international relations, political science, Philippine History, Human Rights, Gender and Development, International Development, China and North American studies. Aside from her academic engagements, Prof. Malindog is also active in social change related endeavors. She has done many researches on various topics, and was able to publish some of her research work and manuscripts. She further holds the position of WMO Regional Representative – Manila.

Munteanu, Nicoleta - is a member of the Bucharest Bar, specializing in commercial and corporate law, foreign investment, debt collection, insolvency, mergers and acquisitions. Since 2006, she has been a partner lawyer in the law firm "Borza and associates.“ In 2003 she founded two companies that had as main business activity consultancy and judicial reorganization services. In 2005 she became an insolvency practitioner and member of the National Union of Insolvency Practitioners in Romania. Since 2006, Nicoleta Munteanu founded Assistance Insolv, which became known for the successful reorganization of the largest tea producer in Romania - S.N. PLAFAR S.A. At the end of 2012, the two companies merged, under the name of EURO Insol, significantly increasing their clients portfolio, among which we mention Hidroelectrica, the insolvency case that created the most media coverage inRomania, UCM Resita, World Trade Center Bucharest, Romexpo, as well as the real estate developments Asmita Gardens and Ibiza Sol. In 2009, Nicoleta Munteanu became aware of the importance of alternative dispute resolution, out of court. Mediation became a new challenge and thus the project to establish and develop a professional association offering high class integrated services in the field of mediation emerged as the International Mediation Center. With extensive professional experience, Nicoleta Munteanu aimed at introducing on the mediation market an organization providing excellent services, at international level. The International Mediation Center is the first professional association in the field of mediation with permanent offices in Bucharest, Brussels and London. Nicoleta Munteanu is considered a pioneer, as she has always anticipated the evolution of both economic and legislative branches in various areas, including business law, insolvency and mediation. The year 2011 was, therefore, in her opinion, as the best time for her involvement in entrepreneurship, aiding both those who have not yet decided to follow this path as well as those at the beginning. The choice was made based on her experience of more than 10 years in entrepreneurship, specifically in the field of advertising. And as at European Union level there are two support networks for women entrepreneurs, Nicoleta Munteanu became an ambassador and mentor in these networks. The European Network of Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors provides support especially by promoting successful figures, with a motivational role, and the European Network of Mentors for Women Entrepreneurs offers practical advice to women who have recently started a business. Education and scientific activity: Between 1997 and 2001 she attended the Faculty of Law within Titu Maiorescu University in Bucharest. During 2000-2003, she graduated post-graduate academic studies with specialization in Political Science at SNSPA Bucharest. After a break of three years in which she focused on increasing her knowledge to follow her legal career, she resumed her education and took courses with the Romanian Diplomatic Institute, specializing in International Terrorism and Security Systems. Simultaneously, in 2007, she graduated the National Defence College - National Defense University "Carol I". In 2008, she received an award for meeting the training requirements in Global Terrorism, offered by "The United Nations Institute for Training and Research Programme of Correspondence Instruction in Peacekeeping Operations". In the same year, she completed a Masters Degree in the Management of Procurement Programs and Projects within the National Defence University "Carol I" - School of Staff and Command. In December 2008 she became a licensed mediator, based on professional mediator training courses organized by the Mediation Center Association Craiova. Since 2009, she is a trainer with the International Center for Mediation and a lecturer and internship supervisor at UNPIR. In the same year she also became a professional competence evaluator. In 2009-2010 she graduated from the Teacher Training Department of the University of Bucharest - Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - College of Defense, Educational and Procurement Resources Management. In 2012 she successfully completed the program Excellence in Management, organized by Exec-Edu. Also in 2012 she attended the international workshop "Support Systems for Women Entrepreneurs in South-East Europe (SEE)" - organized by Mashav - Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation - Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the United Nation Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Since 2013 she is PhD student, Police Academy “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”.

Németh-Kiss, Dr. Ilona - Lawyer, owner and founder of NKI Law Office in Hungary; mediator in training at World Mediation Organization. Worked in law offices in Hungary since 2001, and was admitted to the Budapest Bar Association in Hungary in 2008. Living in Moscow, Russia since 2012. Her new aim of career is to work as a mediator in the field of business and commercial dispute resolution. She will present her WMO Mediator and Conflict Manager end-of-course thesis focusing on Commercial Mediation: Opt for Mediation!

Mischnick, Dr. Ruth - 
Conflict Counselling, Human Rights Work and Mediation
in Germany, Latvia, Japan, Ex-Jugoslavia with The German Association of Peace and Conflict Research.
 Work in post-war and post-crisis areas of Indonesia 
as consultant for mediation, civil society and trauma issues with the German Church Development Service. 

Consultant for psychosocial networks after catastrophes and disasters
(Molukku, Aceh, South-Sudan, Uganda, Columbia) 
with the European Union and the UN (UNHCR)

. Seminars and workshops for development organisations and organisations of Civil Peace Service
(Intervention program of the German Government with the goal of reducing violence)

. Coaching of teams of international organisations in Uganda, Columbia, Peru, the Netherlands
with the German Development Service, Peace Brigades InternationaI (PBI), UN (UNITAR) and IFOR (International Fellowship of Reconciliation). 

Organisational Development of a faculty of a university on Java (Bandung. )
Moderation of a conflict in a team-setting in Yemen (DED). 
Evaluation of violence structures in Kenya as well as workshops about conflict sensitive project planning and the do-no-harm-approach (DED)

. Workshops in nonviolent conflict transformation in Palestine (Bread for the World).
Evaluation of mediation network in East-Timor (Kurve Wustrow)
. Supervision of local mediation panels in Timor-Leste (GTZ)
. Evaluation of Peace Fund in Timor-Leste (GIZ)
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Rocha, M.A., Ana Maria - is a Jurist and Manager in different capacities for 17 years up to the present moment that includes the pedagogical and administrative management of a school for 13 years and a Member of the Portuguese National Parliament for 3 years. As a lawyer she always had particular expertise for the elaboration and legal analysis of contracts; something she did almost all her professional career. As a Member of the Portuguese National Parliament she was in charge of the legal initiative against domestic violence and other forms of gender based criminality. She was also part of the Ethic Commission in charge for matters related to integrity and anti-corruption initiatives. She was part of the ethics commission and EU affairs and dealt substantially with Human Rights issues. As the Director of a private school she had the opportunity to emphasize her skills of Management and Leadership as well as development and operational effectiveness, knowledge management and learning. She travelled in different occasions to some African countries and had no problems in adapting and performing in accordance with the African reality. One of her past experiences was in Guinea Bissau developing a project under the framework of the Millennium Development Goals for UNODC. While in Guinea Bissau she had the opportunity to reinforce her skills on how to deal with different phenomena such as the problem of genital excision and the discrimination (social and economic) of women and children. She also gained considerable experience within the field of criminal justice as well as in doing assessments on prison needs in full compliance with international Human Rights standards. She has also worked with UN-HABITAT, which provided her a different vision on the analysis of legal aspects related to Human Settlements, local law making process and extensive analysis of legislation and legal research in the respective sector. Currently Ana Maria has just finalized a Consultancy with UNDP for Sierra Leone as a Legislator in charge of drafting the legal framework on Data Protection and Civil Registry.

Steele, Ralph - has mediated over 8,000 hours various types of mediation cases. He has spoken and conducted workshops on mediation at Southern Methodist Univ, Univ North Texas, Dallas Community College, El Centro, UCLA, Madrid, Spain, Primary Health Care, Memphis, TN,  West Berlin, Germany, and Atlantis, Bahamas. Dr. Steele has also trained over 500 mediators all over the state of Texas and the USA. He has a Mediation Fellows that supervises new and intermediate mediators in becoming quality effective mediators.  Dr. Steele developed both the University of Texas Arlington Mediator and attorney Mediator certification programs and also at Richland College, in Dallas, Texas. Dr Steele has also volunteered at the Dispute Resolution Center of North Texas, formerly Dallas Mediation Services, and now Dallas Dispute Resolution Services, Dallas, and has served as a Mediation trainer as well in a Level II mediator role. Dr. Steele Webinar title: Mediating Highly Complex Cases For International Corporations was chosen as one of the top (3), three webinars in America at Creighton Univ Law School ADRHUB, in January 2015. He was also the TAM Spotlight Member for Feb 2014. He has a contractual agreement with the World Mediation Organization, www.worldmediation.org in West Berlin, Germany as a Regional Representative. He was just invited and accepted in the London, England’s International Association of Mediation Assessors and Instructors and Traines – AMATI. He has served on several mediation panels, CLC, ADR Advantage, MWI, Texas Healthcare panel SAOH (Austin), a Federal EEOC Mediator for both the Western and Eastern United States. He is the founder of Mediation Worlds, PLLC and the US District Court mediation. He has written (3),three recent books on mediation: book 1.  Save Millions with conflict Coaching, Xlibris Publishing, book 2. Facts, Issues, Options, and Solutions, Xulon Publishing, book 3. Mediating Highly Complex Cases For International Corporations, Essence Group Publishing. Dr. Steele is a full member of TAM and has presented at the TAM conference on Conflict Coaching. He is a certified mediator with Mediate.com and a TMCA Credentialed Distinguished Mediator with TMCA.

Tarr, Beverly R. - is the Founder of Certified Divorce Mediation, LLC. She is a highly qualified and experienced divorce mediator based in Chicago who offers a swift, confidential and constructive process to assist you in reaching a settlement. Beverly is recognized as an expert in her field and spoke as a key note speaker at the World Mediation Summit in Madrid, July 2014, to specifically address the conference on her unique model of two day attorney assisted divorce mediation. Ms. Tarr specializes in all aspects of attorney-assisted divorce mediation and has conducted over 1,100 mediations with 99% of cases reaching an agreement. Her practice covers every aspect of divorce and/or separation including child custody, parenting time and all financial matters. She also has specialized training in post decree cases. She offers a personalized service which addresses the specific needs and interests of each party, recognizing every case is different.    

Thaler, Mag. Sandra – born in 1973, is an Austrian mediator, lawyer and consultant. Since 2004 she services in family and business mediation, health care institutions and schools, is licenced as an expert of subventioned mediation in Austria (§ 39 c FLAG) and licenced as a mediator by the Austrian ministry of justice, was a founding member of the Austrian network “mediation in agriculture”, author of lots of articles in expert journals, chairwoman of the mediation association (ÖBM) and experts group businessmediation (EG WIME) of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Upper Austria. She has logged over 1500 hours of mediation. 2014, she published her first book “Successful family-owned business transfer in agriculture”. She is mediating in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Her trainings are humorous, informative and well designed.

Vanfraechem, Dr. Inge - works at the KU Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC) as project manager and co-promoter on a European FP7 research project entitled ‘Developing alternative understandings of security and justice through restorative justice approaches in intercultural settings within democratic societies’ (acronym: ALTERNATIVE). She was co-promoter of the European projects ‘Victims and restorative justice’, ‘Conferencing: a way forward for Europe’ and ‘Restorative Justice and Crime Prevention’. Dr. Vanfraechem is a member of the Working Group on Victimology of the European Society of Criminology. Previously, Inge has worked as project coordinator and co-promoter for both the European Forum for Restorative Justice and Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC) on the project ‘Victims and Restorative Justice’, funded by the European Commission (Action Grant). She was a researcher and subsequently co-promoter on the Evaluation of Victim Policy in Belgium at the National Institute of Criminal Sciences and Criminology (NICC) at the Belgian Ministry of Justice (2007-2010). She has obtained her PhD at the KU Leuven on the topic of Family Group Conferences for Serious Juvenile Delinquency (June 2006). Inge Vanfraechem has worked and published various articles in the field of victimology, restorative justice and youth criminology. She was a leading partner in a Grotius project on Victim-Offender Mediation for Juveniles (2000-2002) and active member of the COST A21 Action on Restorative Justice (2002-2006). She has served vice-chair of the Board of the European Forum for Restorative Justice (2006-2011) and as chair of its Research Committee.  

Veintimila, M.A, Thalia - Worked as a foreign officer at several Embassies in Washington DC. Served as a consultant and language assistant to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund respectively. After extended international work she mastered in Conflict Resolution concentrating in water conflicts and research in conflict resolution through international communities’ interaction. She then expanded her studies in Los Angeles, serving as a community mediator serving different organizations and family issues. In 2008 she founded her organization Conflict Resolution Center acting as the director, consultant and a speaker for different races and cultures. She is expanding her research to create ‘children for stability – home for our international conflicts’ program dedicated to find ways finding alternative resolutions within families.  She holds a Master’s Degree in International Studies and Administration, with a concentration in Conflict Resolution from USA, and Israel.  She is the WMO Regional Representative - Los Angeles.

Wilson, Roland - is at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University focusing on East Asia conflicts and peace issues.  He received his BA and MA in linguistics, Korean and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from Indiana State University in 2003 and 2005. Roland has almost three decades of military, government and academic experience; and has extensively wrote on a myriad of subjects including Asia Pacific military, foreign policy, public diplomacy, culture, humanitarian and conflict issues.  He has also lived in East Asia for more than 20 years and has a professional level ability in Korean.  Roland is well published with papers and articles in both Korean and English. His current research interests include: working on foreign policy, diplomacy and conflict issues involving the United States, Asia and the Middle East; helping to resolve the protracted conflict with North Korea; helping to understand and reduce the effects of the various historical and cultural conflicts in the greater Asia-Pacific Region; and working to build local capacity to mediate and resolve conflicts and humanitarian issues at every level of society. Recently, Roland has been collaborating on several projects in an effort to increase conflict resolution and peace initiatives and courses in Asia and has been an avid supporter of Asian and American student groups and exchanges.  He is also a visiting Distinguished Professor at Chonbuk National University, South Korea.  Roland also supports veterans and has co-authored four books and several articles on veterans’ issues, and continues to counsel veterans on how to obtain their disability benefits and get a college education.

Zartman, William I. Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Organization and Conflict Resolution and former Director of the Conflict Management and African Studies Programs, at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Program at Clingendael, Netherland. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) and a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Catholic University of Louvain. (Source)

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Dowling, David - Director, Mediation Clinic, Associate Clinical Professor at Chapman University. He joined the faculty in 2007 as an adjunct professor working with the interscholastic competition teams in mediation, negotiations and client counseling. After receiving his B.A. from Brigham Young University, he received his J.D. from Chapman University Fowler School of Law.  Professor Dowling also received a Master in Dispute Resolution (MDR) from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.  Prior to joining Chapman, Professor Dowling worked with the State and Local Tax group for PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2006 to 2008, resolving tax disputes.

Erdmann, Daniel - worked as a member of the managing board in the field of humanitarian organizations.  In 2006, he founded his proper organization, what is known today as the World Mediation Organization. Acting as its Director General from thereon, he places his focus on the execution and development of educational concepts, as well as on the extension of the global impact of the organization. He further acts as a Thesis Advisor at the Peace Operations Training Institute, as well as a Professor and Director of the School of Mediation at Euclid University, where he created the Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. Program in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, as well as the LL.M. Program in International Law and Treaty Law. He studied “Mediation and Conflict Resolution” in Germany, Spain, Austria, Gambia and holds a corresponding Master‘s and Ph.D. Degree. All professional skills in English, Spanish and German language.

Lam, Daisy - has a diverse background that includes experience in the private sector, education, and business.  She received her Bachelor (Hon) Degree of Business Administration in US, Global EMBA Degree at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dean’s List award, and was invited by the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) International Honor Society as Life Member. She is currently Vice President Committee of The Chinese University of HK OneMBA alumni Asia. Communication Committee at The Chinese University of HK Golf Alumni Association and Vice Chairlady at China HK Executive Women Golf Association.

She is certified mediator at Shenzhen Civil & Commercial Mediation Centre, and Land Tribunal at Government in Hong Kong. She is currently the qualified lecturer, certified assessor and examiner on the Advanced Diploma in Mediation (general and family mediator) that is jointly organized by the Institute of Crisis and Risk Management and other tertiary institution, and owns a WMO Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Management. She has been a lecturer at different universities and Hang Seng Management of College in Hong Kong, a mentor at The HKUST in BSc in Risk Management and Business Intelligence, and external course examiner at The Hong Kong Institute of Technology.  Daisy has been the recipient of multiple management and golf awards and enjoys her time as a mediator, and business entrepreneur. Her publication on mediation, and risk management has appeared in several academic journals and in a variety of popular such as recruit in Hong Kong, CUHK Alumni Newsletter, and Golf Magazines.

She also holds key positions in a number of professional organizations and non-governmental organizations, giving emphasis to her concern for mediation related issues as well as accreditation and development, and cultural issues. In addition, she is CEO and President of Vision Education Group Limited, Vision Property Consulting Group Limited, V Moda International Limited, V Innovation Limited and Giftmart (Asia) Company. She is a regular advisor and keynote speaker at various multinationals in areas of ADR management and general management.

Lee, Prof. Fred - Chairman, The Institute of Crisis and Risk Management, WMO Regional Representative - Hong Kong. Dr. Lee has extensive experience in a variety of fields related to mediation, ADR, issues management, risk and crisis management, change management, and disaster recovery.

 Over the past decade, he has been advisor to different corporate executive management, corporations, and public organizations in a variety of crisis and risk projects, business restructuring, sensitive and critical business situations throughout the Asia Pacific region. He has earned a reputation for providing technical expertise, effective and practical guidance, and strategic management solutions as a crisis and risk management consultant. His clients include multi-national and national companies, public organizations, and small and mid-sized enterprises representing a diverse array of businesses and industries.

Dr. Lee is also a frequent speaker on business threats, and organizational and operational risks for senior executives and professionals in Asia. He is a renowned expert in the field and has published multiple papers, books, articles, monographs, and cases on business risk and enterprise crisis. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in ADR, ethics, strategic management, change management, business crisis and risk management and professional subjects at different academic institutions, and universities, more recently with an emphasis on executive courses, management training workshops and seminars on strategic management and related business.

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Booker, Adrian - is a certified mediator and arbitrator focused primarily on resolving family, special education, and workplace disputes. His focus on fostering long-term positive results from his mediation efforts are demonstrated by his active role in Mediators Beyond Borders, an international organization, and the development and implementation of custom dispute resolution training programs for commercial organizations throughout the United States. In addition to serving as the founder and President of ReSync Dispute Resolution Services, LLC, a private dispute resolution center in Dallas, Adrian also currently serves as a Contract Mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),  is a contracted Arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau, and regularly works with the Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DRC). A native of Dallas, Texas and current candidate for his Juris Doctorate, Adrian holds graduate certifications in dispute resolution from Southern Methodist University and Abilene Christian University, a Masters degree in Business Management, and undergraduate degrees in Criminology, Sociology, and Political Science from Florida State University.

Dowling, David - Director, Mediation Clinic, Associate Clinical Professor at Chapman University. He joined the faculty in 2007 as an adjunct professor working with the interscholastic competition teams in mediation, negotiations and client counseling. After receiving his B.A. from Brigham Young University, he received his J.D. from Chapman University Fowler School of Law.  Professor Dowling also received a Master in Dispute Resolution (MDR) from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.  Prior to joining Chapman, Professor Dowling worked with the State and Local Tax group for PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2006 to 2008, resolving tax disputes.

Erdmann, Daniel - worked as a member of the managing board in the field of humanitarian organizations.  In 2006, he founded his proper organization, what is known today as the World Mediation Organization. Acting as its Director General from thereon, he places his focus on the execution and development of educational concepts, as well as on the extension of the global impact of the organization. He further acts as a Thesis Advisor at the Peace Operations Training Institute, as well as a Professor and Director of the School of Mediation at Euclid University, where he created the Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. Program in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, as well as the LL.M. Program in International Law and Treaty Law. He studied “Mediation and Conflict Resolution” in Germany, Spain, Austria, Gambia and holds a corresponding Master‘s and Ph.D. Degree. All professional skills in English, Spanish and German language.

Graydon, Charalee - was born in Alberta, Canada. She holds degrees in arts and law. Following receipt of a Rhodes scholarship in 1982, Charalee pursued post-graduate legal studies in Oxford, England. She held academic positions in England, New Zealand, and Canada and practised law in Canada. She developed programmes for students, judges and the public and published academic works on legal issues and crime and punishment.  She created and taught a course at the University of Alberta on sentencing and has given radio and television interviews on this topic. She holds a diploma in Freelance and Feature Writing from the London School of Journalism. Charalee published an interactive book of literary fiction, The Judgment Game in 2013 and has recently been appointed council with the Collaborative Global Initiative (CGI) Wisdom Council.

Kresge, Jenniferis a mediator and licensed clinician in private practice in St. Helena, California. She has been providing mediation services for over twenty-six years. She mediates family, trustee and business disputes, divorce, custody and visitation, personal injury, as well as school and government conflicts. For the past fourteen years she has been involved in post graduate coursework/research in neuroscience. She has provided customized training nationally and internationally, both to the public and private sector. She is known for bringing her background, experience and knowledge of negotiation and mediation, neuroscience, systems thinking, and psychology to provide skill based workshops and advanced training. She teaches and facilitates trainings addressing a variety of aspects of negotiation and mediation as well as incorporating neuroscience into high conflict, strategic questioning, brain compatible parenting plans and various other aspects of negotiation and mediation. She has provided trainings for the University of Barcelona, in France for the French public school administrative teams, Argentina, Switzerland, Austria, and mediation courses at Pepperdine School of Law, Jones School of Law, the Alabama AOC, Loma Linda University, SMU (Southern Methodist University) and various others. She was one of the developers of Adult Resolutions and Mediation Services (ARMS) for the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA). She serves on a variety of committees that address the needs of the community, was a regional member of the Obama Transition Team for Healthcare and is a member of the Napa Valley Leadership Council. She is elected trustee on the Napa County Office of Education, currently serving as their legislative representative. She is a Past President of the state of California’s County Boards of Education (CCBE). In addition to initiating the development of a Strategic Plan for the California County Boards of Education, she is one of three state county board members who were selected to serve on the legislative policy making committee for the State of California. She has been directly involved in social, political and economic leadership, and has assisted in the development of programs which have benefited individuals and organizations. She is a Practitioner/Trainer with Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and a member of their Legislative and Public Policy Committee. She has served as President on the board of directors for the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California (ADRNC), and serves on the Napa Valley Leadership Council. She is an active member of the Brainy Bunch.

Marshall, Koschina L. - is an experienced Mediator of many diverse contractual, employment and family disputes having mediated in the United States of America and The Bahamas.  She is the the former Acting Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas where she was responsible for Dispute Resolution Conferences, she is the the former Acting Assistant Registrar General, a former Educator in  the Public School system in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and a former Lecturer at The University of the West Indies/College of The Bahamas Law school where she taught Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law.  Ms. Marshall is currently a Prosecutor in the Office of the Attorney-General, Nassau, The Bahamas    She holds a  B.A., with honors, an  LLB., with honors, a M.A., and an LLM.  She has extensive training in ADR and she is a certified mediator, trainer and conflict resolver.   Ms. Marshall has presented extensively at international conferences and at local organizations on issues related to ADR and she has published in the field of ADR.  Ms. Marshall is the former Co-Chairperson of the Public Outreach Sub-Committee of the Mediation Section of the ABA, the former Vice Chair of the International Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA, a formerIBA Country Head, the current Chairperson of the Bahamas Bar Association's Mediation and Restorative Justice Committee and the current International Outreach Coordinator for the ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s Mediation Week. She is also a member of a number international Alternative Dispute Resolution Associations and local Associations.

Ronis, Deri - as a successful Florida state certified mediator and pastoral counselor Dr. Deri successfully guides others along the path to transformational change, through life altering attitudes.  In addition, Dr. Deri's work as a Certified Hypnologist creates practical tools for peace of mind including mediation and conflict resolution of all kinds with individuals, families and corporations through a variety of Conflict Resolution Training programs. Specialties: U.S. Postal Redress Mediation, Family Mediation, Corporate and Non Profit Mediation, School Based Mediation, University Professor in International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution, Author, Lead Trainer for the Anti-Defamation League.

Stauning Truelsen, Kristoffer - is from Copenhagen, Denmark, as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for the 2014-2015 academic year. Kristoffer teaches economics at Niels Brock Business College, the oldest business college in Denmark and a leader in international education. His experience spans business development, corporate communications and research, government relations, and executive search, and he is a winner of the 2014 Politiken Prize for Teaching. During this academic year at Richland College, Kristoffer will teach economics and interact with chambers of commerce and the public, and work with the Richland College Global Education Development Advisory Council to create a bridge between his institution and Richland College.

Steele, Ralph - has been a mediator since 1992 and has conducted over 8000 hours of mediation, including more than ten years experience in the mediation of business and family issues.  He has received two doctorate degrees – one in Civil Law and Mediation and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Oxford University.  He is both a TMCA Credentialed Distinguished Mediator and a Board Certified Professional Counselor (by the American Psychotherapy Association and the Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors).  His undergraduate degree is from Concordia University, and he holds a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Steele honorably served as a United States naval officer and is devoted to developing our youth as future leaders who make a positive impact on society.

 In addition to being a mediator and a counselor, Dr. Steele also teaches mediation skills to others.  In 1992 he conducted peer mediation and peer mediation training and wrote a book entitled the School Conflict Resolution Mediation Program.  He also developed the Mediation Certificate Program at the University of Texas at Arlington and is on the faculty of that program.  His Irving-based business, Mediation Worlds, PLLC, not only provides mediation services, but also offers basic and advanced mediation training and a Mediation Fellows Program for current mediators.  This fellowship gives mediators opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills to the highest competency level.  It is the intent of the fellowship program to assist mediators in being able to mediate in any setting. Dr. Steele has recently written two books on the mediation profession, entitled Save Millions with Conflict Coaching:  A Cross-Cultural Conflict Coaching Methodology and Model (February, 2011) and Facts, Issues, Options, and Solutions (May, 2013).

Dr. Steele has a contractual partnership with the World Mediation Organization as an Affiliate and a District Manager and Lecturer of Mediation and Conflict Resolution.  He is a frequent mediation speaker, panelist, and judge.

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