Call for ParticipationDear Friends,I am looking for faith leaders, Rabbis, Pastors, Imams, and others, who want to take advantage of this opportunity. Starting in the Fall I will run a pilot project for a series of webinars for faith leaders covering various conflict resolution and systems design skills and processes. As I will be asking for feedback and input, this first round of applicants will pay only a very small fee, to cover very basic expenses - $10 per series. There are two series of…See More
Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I was originally trained as a mediator at Oberlin College in 1983, and have been active in the field since that time. My work and training background include: individual, organizational and multi-party interventions; and work around controversial issues like pro-life/pro-choice activism, police accountability, and Native American land claim conflict. My research includes work around incipient and active gang related activities, how worldview and values of practice effect practice work, identity effects on data collection, best practices in environmental and inter-cultural conflict resolution, and combining cutting edge psychological practices and spiritual, somatic, and emotional, as well as cognitive practices, with conflict resolution work.
I jointly founded one campus mediation center, and coordinated two. I was also senior staff for the National Association for Mediation in Education (NAME, now CRENET/ACR) and spent several years as a trainer for the Alternatives to Violence Project in maximum security correctional facilities. I am also certified to do NY State Lemon Law Arbitration and Matrimonial Fee Dispute Arbitration.
I am currently an Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution at Salisbury University, in Salisbury, MD. I have also taught at Syracuse University and Le Moyne College.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
US, Canada, India
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
I am currently a professor of conflict resolution and am getting my consulting practice up and running again
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Training, Program Design, Program Administration, Advocacy, Intervention, Research
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
I am currently developing conflict resolution models that incorporate spiritual, emotional, cognitive and somatic dimensions, as well as developing instruments to help practitioner and clients understand practitioner's values-of-practice/frames.
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Doing well Rachel. In a bit of a wilderness space right now, re-orienting myself to core goals and needs, personally and professionally. Doing a lot with Playback Theatre in the last five years and freelancing it since January with our lil' family. How are YOU?!
Hi Rachel. You left a comment with me in 2008 and I'm only responding now! Shalom, Educating for Peace is an organization that works towards peace mostly through work in schools in Rwanda. We are also wanting to start projects in South Africa and Burundi. Our website (although not very good at the moment!) is www.shalomeducatingforpeace.org. Thanks for stopping by!
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