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Mediation

  • New York Peace Institute, Child Custody & Visitation 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

Courtney Anne Chicvak, J.D.

Member & Mediator

B.S. Cornell University, Industrial and Labor Relations

M.S. Columbia University, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

J.D. St. John’s University School of Law

    Courtney has mediated hundreds of disputes through community dispute resolution centers, the New York State Court System and a non-profit involving a variety of topics. 

She completed mediation apprenticeships through both EAC Network and New York Peace Institute. She is a Volunteer Mediator and Lemon Law Arbitrator with both organizations, as well as a Volunteer Mediator with the MediateArt program and New York State Nassau County Supreme Court. She has completed more than 200 hours of mediation and conflict resolution training.

    Courtney's dispute resolution experience is enhanced through her role as an educator. She is a Teaching Associate at Columbia University for the Introduction to Negotiation and Introduction to Mediation courses. Courtney is also an Online Adjunct Instructor at Grand Canyon University, where she teaches Conflict and Negotiation as well as Argumentation and Advocacy. Courtney is also a New York State Certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

    An attorney in New York, Courtney has received numerous accolades and has published articles relating to conflict resolution, labor, employment and law. Prior to founding her mediation practice, Courtney worked in human resources, particularly labor and employee relations in the healthcare and tech industries, as well as working at a labor union.

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

Negotiating the Future of Work: How Negotiation Skills Relating to Roles and Responsibilities Can Support Non-Unionized White-Collared Workers in an Evolving Work Environment

Article selected to be presented at the virtual International Association of Conflict Management 33rd Annual Conference, July 2020 (anticipated)

Open Channels: The Use of Workplace Dispute Resolution Systems for Sustainable Workforce Downsizing Among Non-Union Employees

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

The Fulbright Program

Appointed to the Fulbright Specialist Panel for Conflict Resolution through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, December 2019 - December 2022

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, 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 

 

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 and Jackson Lewis P.C. at St. John’s University School of Law, September 2019

 

Mediation

Poem selected for publication in Creations Magazine, September 2019 

 

An Overview of Mediation

Invited to speak at the Rotary Club in Great Neck, NY, July 2019

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