Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, 68178
United States

Bernie Mayer, Ph.D., Professor, Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Creighton is an internationally-recognized leader in the field of conflict resolution. Bernie has facilitated many complex and controversial environmental conflicts, commercial and organizational disputes, interpersonal conflicts, public decision-making processes, and has an extensive background in family mediation as well. Bernie is a founding partner of CDR Associates, a pioneering conflict intervention firm, located in Boulder, Colorado. He has provided consultation, mediation, facilitation and training for many federal, state and local agencies in the US and Canada and has extensive international experience in setting up dispute resolution programs and working on complex issues such as ethnic relations, conflicts between governments, corporations, and non-governmental organizations, and community and family disputes. Bernie is the author of many books and articles including The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner's Guide; Beyond Neutrality: Confronting the Crisis in Conflict Resolution, and Staying With Conflict: A Strategic Approach to Ongoing Disputes. Both Beyond Neutrality and Staying With Conflict were named as the outstanding book of the year by the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.