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Courtney Anne Chicvak, M.S., J.D.
CEO & Conflict Resolution Specialist
Courtney is a highly dedicated advocate for peaceful resolutions and positive transformations. She is the CEO and Conflict Resolution Specialist at Courtney Anne Chicvak Mediation LLC on Long Island in New York, where her mission is to cultivate harmony within families and businesses. She is the Program Director at the Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers (EAC Network), where she plays a crucial role in facilitating resolutions across Nassau and Suffolk counties. Her responsibilities include overseeing a team of sixty mediators and apprentices, as well as serving as the Basic Mediation Trainer for the Centers.
Courtney's approach to mediation has been recognized by the International Mediation Institute (IMI). She prioritizes empathy, fosters open dialogue, inspires positive communication, and empowers individuals to discover their own creative solutions. She is committed to motivating harmonious relationships, inspiring hope, and cultivating a shared vision of peaceful coexistence through understanding and compassion.
Besides her mediation practice, Courtney is also a passionate educator and coach. She shares her knowledge in conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation, argumentation, advocacy, communication theory, and intercultural communications through teaching. She serves as a Curriculum Development Specialist at the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University, a Lecturer at Columbia University, and an Online Adjunct Instructor at multiple universities, demonstrating her commitment to sharing her experience.
Courtney's connection with the Fulbright Specialist program underlines her significant global impact in alternative dispute resolution. With experience in over seven countries, her passionate research and advocacy for peaceful conflict resolution in diverse communities and organizations reflect her unwavering commitment to fostering understanding and harmony worldwide.
Courtney started working in the field of labor and employment to begin her career, gaining a profound understanding of workplace intricacies. This led to her becoming a mediator, fueled by a passion for constructive resolution amid differing viewpoints. Today, she is dedicated to promoting understanding and peace in her mediation practice, drawing on foundational experience from her early career.
Courtney remains actively involved in her community through volunteering and engaging in professional associations. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, a Master's Degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University, and a Law Degree from St. John's University School of Law. Courtney's academic journey showcases her dedication to comprehending conflict resolution and law.
Courtney's journey is about spreading hope and encouraging positive change. Her work serves as an inspiration for others striving to create a more harmonious world through understanding and empathy.