I know that effective mediation often requires a combination of styles. My role is to encourage my clients to constantly reassess their positions, and to put aside personal feelings that might impede a satisfactory settlement.
Villanova, PA (PRWEB) June 05, 2014
Joan Parker, Ph.D, one of the highest-profile professional mediators and arbitrators in the United States, recently announced her membership in both leading online ADR portals Mediation.com and Arbitration.com. The move came as part of Dr. Parker’s comprehensive review of her online presence and profile.
“I’m pro-active in everything,” said Dr. Parker about the move. “I don’t sit back and wait for things to “just come to me”; I establish goals and pursue them. I also know that effective mediation often requires a combination of styles. My role is to encourage my clients to constantly reassess their positions, and to put aside personal feelings that might impede a satisfactory settlement. I bring that philosophy to my speaking and lecturing, as well, and I attempt to teach the next generation of ADR professionals the value of being proactive instead of simply sitting back and being a ‛referee’ in a mediation.”
A graduate of the doctoral program at Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations, Dr. Parker currently serves as a permanent arbitrator under several collective bargaining agreements nationally, in such industries as broadcasting, communications, manufacturing, aerospace, steel, healthcare, and automobile. She also very active in the non-union sector where she regularly serves as a mediator, arbitrator, and fact-finder in employment disputes involving statutory claims, wrongful termination, partnership dissolutions, and breach of contract issues.
Dr. Parker is a former Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources at Rutgers University, and she continues to teach at Rutgers today as a visiting lecturer and guest speaker. She has authored two books, has been published widely in national and local periodicals, and is a noted speaker on workplace issues at conferences and seminars across the country.