Massachusetts Department of Education (Bureau of Special Education Appeals)
350 Main Street
Malden, Massachusetts, 02148
Contact: Richard Connolly
The Bureau of Special Education Appeals (”BSEA”) conducts mediations, advisory opinions and due process hearings to resolve disputes among parents, school districts, private schools and state agencies. The BSEA derives its authority from both federal law and regulations (the Individuals … Read More
University of Massachusetts, Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
McCormack Bldg. 1st Floor, Room 627
Boston, MA 02125
617-287-4040; fax: 617-287-4049
Executive Director: Susan M. Jeghelian
Deputy Director: Loraine M. Della Porta
The Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution & Public Collaboration (MODR), formerly a state agency, is now a free-standing institute of the University of Massachusetts Boston. MODR’s mission is … Read More
4 Faneuil Hall – Fourth Floor
Boston, MA 02109-1632
Mediator / Executive Director: Charles P. Doran
Mediation Works Incorporated (MWI) is dedicated to providing innovative dispute resolution services and training to corporate, institutional and individual clients seeking to resolve difficult disputes.
MWI’s Training Programs include public and private “in-house” basic and advanced mediation and … Read More
The Roger Fisher House
9 Waterhouse St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact: Jenny Vaughan, Program Officer
Mercy Corps is a relief and development organization that works amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and instability to unleash the potential of people who can win against nearly impossible odds. Our mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people … Read More
512 Pound Hall
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138
Managing Directors: David Fairman and Patrick Field
Founder and Senior Advisor: Lawrence Susskind
Contact: Ed Minor
The Public Disputes Program (PDP) seeks to bring together scholars and professionals to improve the practice of negotiation, mediation, and conflict management in the public sector. The Program undertakes basic and applied … Read More
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139
Contact: Mary P. Rowe
Non-paid research assistantships are available on a selected basis. Areas of research include: development of intra-institutional dispute resolution systems procedures, scientific and technical disputes within institutions, harassment of all kinds. Particular interest this year: the role of bystanders in conflict management. … Read More
Somerville Community Corporation
One Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144
Contact: Alice Comack
There is an internship available in our peer-mediation program at Somerville High School. This program primarily handles disputes between students. Intern duties include conducting intake and setting up mediations, co-mediating and assisting in the training of student mediators. A requirement for this internship is … Read More
Susan Podziba & Associates conducts processes that enable government to engage with stakeholders to resolve complex public policy questions and conflicts. SP&A designs unique processes to address seemingly impossible situations, guides complex multi-stakeholder deliberations to create actionable solutions, and works in diverse subject areas … Read More
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Boston Area Office
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
475 Government Center
Boston, MA 02203
Contact: Elizabeth Marcus, Mediator
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1964 to eradicate discrimination in employment. The various statutes enforced by the Commission prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of … Read More
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Understanding how to arrange the meeting space is a key aspect of preparing for negotiation. In this video, Professor Guhan Subramanian discusses a real world example of how seating arrangements can influence a negotiator’s success. This discussion was held at the 3 day executive education workshop for senior executives at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
Guhan Subramanian is the Professor of Law and Business at the Harvard Law School and Professor of Business Law at the Harvard Business School.