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Mediation

  • New York Peace Institute, Human Rights Law and Discrimination in Housing

  • EAC Network, Special Education Solutions, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Veteran Mediator Training

  • EAC Network, Suffolk County Housing Court Mediation

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation

  • New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Surrogate’s Court Mediation Training

  • New York Peace Institute, Child Custody & Visitation Training

  • EAC Network, Online Mediator Training 

  • Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, Basic Mediation Training (Transformative model)

  • Santa Clara University School of Law and Mediate.com, Online Mediator Training

  • New York Peace Institute, Civil and Housing Court Mediation Training

  • Nassau County Bar Association, Advanced Commercial Mediation Training

  • Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, Transformative Mediation Practice Group

  • New York Peace Institute, Divorce Mediation Training

  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, MediateArt Training

  • New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Special Education Mediation Training

  • New York Peace Institute, Advanced Mediation Training

  • Elder Decisions, Elder & Adult Family Mediation Training

  • Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Employment Law Mediator Training

  • New York Peace Institute, Basic Mediation Training (Facilitative model)

  • Cornell University, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, Ithaca, NY, Student Mediator Training

Conflict Resolution

  • New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Restorative Justice

  • EAC Network, Conflict Coaching 

  • Columbia University, Facilitation Skills Workshop

  • New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Lemon Law Arbitrator Training

  • CINERGY® Conflict Management Coaching Training

  • International Ombudsman Association, Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice Training

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Courtney Anne Chicvak, M.S., J.D.

Member & Mediator

Courtney has successfully facilitated negotiations in hundreds of disputes using both the facilitative and transformative mediation models. Her mediation experience includes commercial, civil, employment, workplace, personal injury, community, special education, housing (residential landlord-tenant), intellectual property, co-parenting (custody & visitation), divorce, adult family, and pet disputes in several settings: community dispute resolution centers, the New York State Unified Court System, a non-profit organization and private mediation practice.

 

An experienced educator, Courtney enhances her conflict resolution work through teaching. She is a Teaching Associate at Columbia University for the Introduction to Negotiation, Introduction to Mediation and Fieldwork courses. Additionally, Courtney teaches Conflict and Negotiation and Argumentation and Advocacy as an Online Adjunct Instructor at Grand Canyon University and serves as a Negotiation Coach with the Women In Negotiation (WIN) Summit. Recently, she was appointed to serve on the Fulbright Specialist roster through the U.S. Department of State, and she regularly presents and publishes on conflict resolution, law, and human resources-related topics.

 

Before founding her mediation practice, Courtney worked in human resources management, gaining experience in employee and labor relations in the technology and healthcare industries; and she balanced her experience by working at a labor union and in legal research.

 

An attorney in New York, Courtney is a graduate of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Master’s Program at Columbia University, and St. John's University School of Law.

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R E C E N T   P U B L I C A T I O N S,   E V E N T S   &   H O N O R S

Integrating Language Services in Virtual Mediation

Selected to present at the American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Dispute Resolution virtual conference, April 2021 (anticipated)

How does conflict coaching complement the mediation process?

Article selected for publication in the New York State Bar Association Law Journal, Dispute Resolution Lawyer, January 2021 (anticipated)

 

Developing Your Virtual Negotiation Skills

Invited to present a workshop at the annual WIN Summit, December 2020 

 

Mediator for Advocacy in Mediation Final Exam

Invited to serve as a mediator for the Mediation: Representing Clients (Advocacy and Legal Skills - 6060) mock mediation final exam at the Hugh Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s University School of Law (remote), November 2020 

 

Creating Value in Negotiations 

Article featured in the WIN Summit blog, October 2020 

 

Job Interview Skills

Invited to serve as a mock interviewer and panelist on job interview skills at an event hosted by the Center for Labor and Employment Law at St. John’s University School of Law in Jamaica, NY (remote), September 2020

 

Co-Chair, Social Media and Publications Sub-Committee

Invited to serve as the co-chair of the sub-committee for Social Media and Publications within the Mediation Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association, September 2020 - Present

 

Negotiating the Use of Artificial Intelligence in a Futuristic Workplace

Invited to present at the virtual International Association of Conflict Management 33rd Annual Conference, July 2020 

 

Creative Approaches in Negotiation

Invited to present a webinar on inspiring creativity during negotiations in partnership with the WIN Summit, June 2020 

 

Open Channels: Workplace Dispute Resolution Systems for Sustainable Downsizing 

Poster selected as a Winner of the Labor and Employee Relations Association (LERA) Best Poster competition, Poster presented at the “Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability and the World of Work” 72nd annual national conference held virtually and published in the conference materials, June 2020 

 

Make it work!: Adapting Negotiation Skills to a Virtual Setting

Invited to present an interactive webinar on trust-building, power dynamics, and gender in virtual negotiations at the Women on the Frontlines: Leadership During Crisis Virtual Conference organized by the WIN Summit, May 2020 

 

Salary Negotiations

Quoted in an article in Dollarsprout.com about workplace salary negotiations, May 2020

 

Movers and Shakers

Selected to be featured in Long Island Business News as a “Mover and Shaker” for appointment to the Fulbright Program Specialist Roster, January 2020 

 

Mediator for Advocacy in Mediation Final Exam

Invited to serve as a mediator for the Mediation: Representing Clients (Advocacy and Legal Skills - 6060) mock mediation final exam at the Hugh Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s University School of Law in Jamaica, NY, November 2019

 

The Use of Technology in Mediation Practice

Article selected for publication in the Suffolk County Bar Association Law Journal, The Suffolk Lawyer, and Blog, October 2019