The National Mediation Center Org journey began as a place to practice skill without checking data boxes. With the Founder's Polynesian flair to share, it took a short time to add the idea of allowing others the same. The idea traveled to people with openness, desire, and influence, and NMC appeared. We currently partner with a University for practicing interns and a large business to consumer organization.
We are so pleased to share time with brilliant people like the members here! We feel the uniqueness of these members is they are always learning. Some volunteer, others are in it for the long haul, to impact the World through their work!
Interns - We have dozens, and we appreciate every minute they donate! They come from universities, state associations, and private practice. We require every person donate hours to the NMC to ensure they learn the companies we serve and best practices before flying solo.
Founder - Karleen Andresen. As a founder of the National Mediation Center, Karleen Andresen is a conflict specialist who helps people find proven ways to connect today so tension is easier to manage tomorrow. She knows applying specific skills has profound success in revealing someone's core needs and thoughts and creating authentic connection and resolution. She has been able to use these skills to diffuse or turn around high conflict situations. She is a trained and practiced mediator, a certified crisis and hostage negotiator, and she originated a phone mediation program for a National complaint organization. She holds a Masters degree in conflict resolution and negotiations from Creighton University School of Law.