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Jennifer Ball

Trainer

Jennifer Ball, PhD, RPP, MCIP, is an assistant professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo.  She holds a PhD in Rural Studies, with a focus on Sustainable Rural Communities, from the University of Guelph.

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John Borthwick

Trainer

An ordained minister, John Borthwick serves at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Guelph. He holds a Certificate in Conflict Management and Mediation from Conrad Grebel University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo and is a consultant with Credence and Company.

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Gary Furlong

Trainer

Gary Furlong has extensive experience in mediation, mediation training, alternative dispute resolution, organizational facilitation, negotiation, and conflict resolution. Gary is past president of the ADR Institute of Ontario, is a Chartered Mediator (C. Med.) and holds his Master of Laws (ADR) from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Kevin Lanctot

Kevin Lanctot

Trainer

PhD. Kevin Lanctot's mediation background began in 1992 and includes work with the University of Waterloo, Community Justice Initiatives (CJI) in Kitchener-Waterloo and Community Boards in San Francisco. He currently works with CJI where his experience focuses on two areas: community mediation and victim offender mediation with an emphasis on restorative justice.

Barbara Landau

Barbara Landau

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PhD, LLB., LLM., CMed. Dr. Barbara Landau, President of Cooperative Solutions, is a psychologist, lawyer, and an accredited family mediator - Family Mediation Canada (FMC), as well as a certified comprehensive family mediator from Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Institute, and trainer.

Tahnahga Myers

Trainer

Tahnahga Myers is a Taino, Mohawk woman who was adopted into the Anishinabe way by a medicine woman of the Midwest.  For 23 years, Tahnahga was an apprentice with the teacher Grandmother Keewaydinoquay, an Anishinaabeg Elder of the Crane Clan and a scholar, ethno-botanist, herbalist, teacher, and author. 

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Margaret Van Herk Paradis

Trainer
Marg is Vice President of Services and a Senior Conflict Management Consultant, with Credence and Company. Marg is a graduate of the Conflict Management Certificate Program offered at Grebel. Previously Marg spent many years as the Executive Director of a L'Arche Community in Stratford, an organization she has been a member of for 25 years. 
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Shadell Permanand

Trainer

Shadell Permanand has been a trainer in culture, diversity and conflict resolution with the Certificate Program in Conflict Management at Conrad Grebel University College since 2005. Shadell currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, USA and works as a Diversity and Conflict Resolution Consultant for various clients in Canada.

Kay Pranis

Kay Pranis

Trainer

Kay Pranis is a leader and trainer in restorative justice, specializing in peacemaking circles. She served as the restorative justice planner for the Minnesota Department of Corrections from 1994 to 2003. Since 1998, Kay has developed and conducted circles training not only in the justice system, but also in education, faith communities, social services and neighbourhood settings.

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Betty Pries

Facilitator
Betty Pries, PhD, MTS, C. Med. As Co-Founder and CEO at Credence & Co., Betty brings a wealth of experience to her work, having worked with a wide range of organizations, both nationally and internationally.
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Keith Regehr

Trainer

BA, JD, MTS.

Keith Regehr is Vice President Operations and Senior Conflict Management Consultant with Credence and Co.

Richard A. Russel

Richard A. Russell

Trainer

BA, LLB, CMed, Fellow at IAM. Rick Russell has been working full time in the dispute resolution field for 22 years, first as the ombudsman to McMaster University in Hamilton, then as a commercial mediator. In 1993, he co-founded Agree, a full service conflict management firm. 

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Jeremy Steffler

Trainer

MASc, PEng, Graduate of the Certificate in Conflict Management and Mediation offered at Conrad Grebel University College and a certified Personality Dimensions® trainer.

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Rebecca Sutherns

Trainer

PhD, CPF. Rebecca Sutherns is the founder and principal of Sage Solutions – a Guelph-based consulting firm that specializes in customized facilitation, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and coaching services.

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Heather Swartz

Trainer

MSW. Heather Swartz is a Partner with Agree Incorporated, a conflict management firm providing a broad range of dispute resolution services since 1993. Heather’s practice includes workplace and civil mediation, conflict coaching, workplace assessment and investigation services, facilitation and customized training in conflict management and union-management relationships. Heather is the 2017 recipient of the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) Lionel J. McGowan Regional Award of Excellence.

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Mark Weber

Trainer

PhD. Mark Weber is Associate Professor of Management and Organizations in the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre (CBET), University of Waterloo (uWaterloo). Prior to joining CBET, Mark was the inaugural Director of the Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation at uWaterloo.

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Shelley Stirling-Boyes

Trainer

Shelley Stirling-Boyes BA (Hons), AccFM is an Associate with Agree Incorporated.  Her services include workplace and family mediation, workplace assessments, conflict management coaching and partnering facilitation services.

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Cayla Charles

Trainer

Cayla is a Consultant with Credence and Company. Cayla brings over 13 years of experience implementing Change Management and Dispute Resolution strategies within public sector workplaces, private sector businesses, and not-for-profit organizations.

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Shelley Schanzenbacher

Trainer

Shelley is on staff with Community Justice Initiatives where she is the Restorative and Transformative Mediator, Schools Coordinator and Restorative Workplace Coordinator. In this role she has the opportunity to offer communities a chance to restore and rebuild their relationships.

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Jason Spencer

Trainer

BA  Jason is currently Mediation Program Coordinator at Community Justice Initiatives (CJI). Jason has completed the Certificate of Conflict Management and Mediation and has gone on to complete all the requirements for accreditation as a Family Mediator. Through living in community, Jason has discovered two common responses to conflict.

Julie Schelter

Trainer

Julie Schelter is the Coordinator of Facilitated Dialogue and of Partner and Family Supports in the Revive program at Community Justice Initiatives in Kitchener ON. Revive programs support healing, understanding impact, taking responsibility and demonstrating accountability. Julie has 20 years experience as a restorative justice practitioner and is passionate about the promotion of restorative justice approaches to sexual harm. She is dedicated to supporting all populations impacted by sexual harm by working from a trauma informed approach within a restorative justice framework. 

Leah Martin

Trainer

Leah Martin holds an M.A. in Dispute Resolution from the University of Victoria and conducted her master’s research on the use of restorative justice in response to sexualized violence at post-secondary institutions. Since 2018, she has been a part of the Mediation Services team at Community Justice Initiatives where she also provides special project support to the Revive program. With an extensive academic grounding in restorative justice, Leah is passionate about incorporating intersectional feminist and anti-carceral perspectives into restorative justice discourse and practice.

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