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Mediator, Trainer, Facilitator

Julie Denny brings a unique combination of corporate, mediation and platform experience to her work today. She spent fifteen years in marketing and business development for Dow Jones, McGraw?-Hill and the Associated Press and four years with the Alliance for Mediation & Conflict Resolution before founding Resolutions in 1998. Resolutions helps individuals and organizations communicate more effectively to manage and resolve conflict. Clients include multinational companies (Chase Manhattan, Draft Worldwide, American Express, McCann? Erickson, Tyson Foods), not-for-profit organizations (Roundabout Theatre, Childrens Services Council, Mental Health Association) and government agencies (EEOC and US Postal Service).

Julie has designed and conducted many communications training programs for clients including Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Effective Listening, Mediating for Yourself, Manager as Mediator, Presentation Skills and even Email Etiquette!

Julie, an Advanced Practitioner member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, is also a mediation panelist for the EEOC, US Postal Service, New York State Agricultural Mediation Program and the Key Bridge Foundation ADA program. She also serves the New York State Unified Court System as Attorney-Client Fee Dispute arbitrator. She has recently been selected as an Associate Member of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, a think tank dedicated to promoting the use of Transformative Mediation. A regular reviewer of books on conflict resolution and mediation for Library Journal, Julie has also been featured in Court-TV, Bloomberg Network and NY1 segments on mediation, and has been interviewed on a number of radio talk shows.

She has facilitated meetings focused on such topics as strategic planning, event planning, collaborative thinking and process development. Facilitation clients include a number of associations and not for profit agencies concerned with child welfare, mental health, public library systems, film, advertising town planning and emergency response systems. Among models of facilitation, Julie is particularly engaged by Open Space Technology, believing that participants in any meeting are able to self-organize in meaningful and most effective ways, given the opportunity and the safe space to do so.

She is a frequent speaker at conferences around the country on topics related to communication and conflict. Organizations she has addressed include the International Association of Conference Centers, both the New York and American Society of Association Executives, the Academy of Family Mediators, International Women in Communication, the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the Association for Conflict Resolution and the American Women’s Economic Development Corporation.

Julie, a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, is a trustee of the Dutchess County Mediation Center, the Family Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution and the New York Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution, as well as New York Theatre Workshop, producers of the blockbuster, Rent.

Before joining the business world, Julie spent ten years in the theatre.