“Mediation is a peaceful way to solve relational problems.”
One of my great joys is helping people resolve conflict and walk in peace. Here are five ways you can access my experience and expertise. I have arranged them in order, from those that require the least investment to those that require the most.
- Search my site. I have written hundreds of blog posts and articles. I have also posted valuable articles and links from others. Use the search box in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
- Subscribe to my blogs. I write about all dimensions of peacemaking, including responses to current events. By subscribing, you’ll get my latest thinking delivered straight to your inbox.
- Buy my products. They represent my best thinking on peacemaking.
- Book me as a speaker and trainer. I specialize in training peacemakers and speaking about Christian-Muslim relations. I have spoken at numerous international gatherings, as well as consulted and lectured in over 40 countries.
- Hire me as a mediator or conflict coach. Sometimes conflict can’t be resolved without outside help. That’s when you need a mediator or conflict coach. As a conflict coach I work one-on-one with you in the midst of your conflict. I support you through the conflict by listening carefully and asking relevant questions. My goal is to help you evaluate the cause(s) of the conflict, think through options for resolving the conflict, and help you develop new skills and strategies to handle conflict more effectively in the future. Mediation is a structured dialogue where a neutral person – a mediator – helps others resolve conflict in peaceful ways. As a mediator I facilitate communication and assure the fairness of the process. I help create a safe environment for parties to talk through their issues, discuss options and reach a mutually-agreed-upon resolution.
Mediation resolves disputes quickly and satisfactorily without the expense, delay and anxiety of going to court.
Mediation is a peaceful way to solve relational problems. It improves communication, promotes responsibility, and helps participants learn skills to prevent or resolve future disputes.
I specialize in three types of mediation:
- Workplace Conflict
- Intercultural and Interreligious Conflict
- Church Conflict
My 20 years experience as a CEO has prepared me to understand the challenges and complexities of workplace conflict.
I have lived in Indonesia, England and the United States. I have traveled extensively, consulting and lecturing in over 40 countries. And I have a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies. So I have much experience in intercultural and interreligious conflict.
I am an ordained minister with over 15 years of pastoral experience, along with four theological degrees. So I also specialize in church conflict.
Rick took his decades of experience working across religions and cultures, his significant scholarship of peacemaking, and his humble heart and led the leaders of Colorado’s Burma refugee community through a process of mediation, transforming conflict into relationship. The leaders felt his genuine care for their communities and trusted his leadership to help them address their communities’ own needs. Through this year-long journey, Rick left an indelible mark on Colorado’s Burma refugee community that will be felt for years to come.
Derek N. White, Esq.
Director of Programs, Colorado African Organization