15 Oct Board Member in the News
After many years of curiosity and interest in the world of mediation, Andrew finally buckled down a few years ago and did his mediation training through the Community Dispute Resolution Center (CDRC) in Missoula. This led him into Missoula’s Justice Court mediation program, status as a Certified Mediator (CM), and recognition as the 2017 ‘Sharon Auerbach Volunteer Mediator of the Year’ award winner.
In addition to doing community and civil meditation, Andrew also performs parenting plan and divorce mediations through the CDRC, and recently received confirmation as a Certified Family Mediator (CM/F). He is interested in pursuing more workplace mediation and community facilitation opportunities.
One of Andrew’s areas of particular interest is in using mediation and group facilitation to foster constructive engagement across ideological and political difference. He is working on an approach to political mediation that cuts through destructive political conflict and counter-productive rhetoric to create new approaches to politically contentious issues.
Andrew also works as a non-profit consultant, specializing in organizational development and operations. Additionally, he is the Founder and Director of the Center for Community Ownership, which is pioneering alternative approaches to using community financial capital to do economic development in under-resourced communities.