Eric believes that mediation succeeds when the mediator listens deeply and focuses on creating a safe process for the participants.  He has been active in the field of mediation for more than 20 years and holds a Chartered Mediator designation. As the Managing Director of ACHIEVE, Eric provides leadership for a large team of staff and consultants. In this capacity, he directs the development and delivery of ACHIEVE’s mediation and facilitation services. He is also President and Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Manitoba and has worked as a partner in a conflict management firm, as well as a senior mediator, board chair, trainer, and lead negotiator for other organizations across Canada. His mediation specialties include workplace situations, restorative justice, and faith group conflict.

Eric’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a focus on mediation and peacemaking, and a 27-day certificate in mediation skills. He is co-author of the book, The Culture Question, and is a contributing author to ACHIEVE’s workshop materials related to conflict resolution skills and mediation.