Background

Brenda Reed Mediation Services
BRENDA REED
6276 Acacia Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Phone: 510 601-9837
Fax: 510 428-0332



BACKGROUND
Fourteen years mediation experience specializing in the Transformative Method and the facilitative method serving as a contract EEO mediator for the US Postal Service, EEOC, TSA, and Everygreen Community College District. Experienced as a Community and Landlord/Tenant mediator using the facilitative method.

Formerly Vice President of Marketing IRE Financial, the Hall Financial Group, Consolidated Capital, and Newport Pacific Capital. Senior Financial Planner, CIGNA Financial Services Division. Senior Sales Consultant, Crocker Bank. Assistant Personnel Director, J. Walter Thompson Advertising. Administrative Assistant, Corporate Finance, First Boston Corporation. Professional speaker. Author. Small business owner and operator.


EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts, San Francisco State University; graduated cum laude June 1977; majored in Anthropology; minor in Mathematics and Science. Graduate Studies: Masters in Writing program, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; 1998. Post-graduate Studies: UC Extension Ernest Holmes Institute: Licensed Practitioner Training; 1994-1996 Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, San Francisco State University Post-graduate studies: Masters in Writing Program, University of San Francisco


TRAINING
As a Senior Mediator Brenda Reed has over 175 hours training in basic and advanced mediation and law to include the following: 

  • THE MEDIATION PROCESS: 40 hours, theory & practice; CDR, Boulder, CO; 1997. 
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDIATION: 32 hours, fundamentals; Center for Mediation in Law, instructor Gary Friedman, Esq, Mill Valley, CA; 1997. 
  • TRANSFORMATIVE MEDIATION: 32 hours, Transformative style of mediation developed by Roberta A. Baruch Bush of Hofstra University; US Postal Service REDRESS Program, Sacramento,CA; April 1999. ADVANCED TRANSFORMATIVE MEDIATION: 16 hours, advance training in the Transformative method; instructed by Robert A. Baruch Bush of Hofstra University & Sally Pope; US Postal Service REDRESS Program, San Francisco,CA; April 2000. 
  • ADVANCED FACILITATIVE MEDIATION: 8 hours, facilitative style; instructed by John P. Biancaradi of ConflictSolvers.com; UCLA extension course, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA; December 2000. MULTICULTURAL MEDIATION: 8 hours, interacting with multi-ethnic group; Northern California Mediation Association; March 2000. DIVORCE MEDIATION: 40 hours; focus on division of assets, constructing parenting plans, working with high-conflict individuals and situations; instructed by Nancy Foster, Esq. and Joan Kelly, PhD; Norther California Center for Mediation & Law; Corte Madera, CA; March 2000. 
  • DIVORCE LAW FOR MEDIATORS: 8 hours, divorce & child custody law; instructed by Nancy Foster, Esq; Northern California Center for Mediation & Law; Corte Madera, CA; May 2000. 
  •  EEO INVESTIGATOR TRAINING: 32 hours; EEO Law, investigative techniques, writing affidavits, and preparing report of investigation; instructor, Chuck Howe, US Investigative Services, Profession Services Division, Hyattsville,Maryland; April 2001. 
  • OMBUDSPERSON TRAINING: 4 hours, Northern California Mediation Association; Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA; November 2001.
  • The Mediation Process; CDR Associates, Boulder, CO; 40 hours.
  • Fundamentals of Mediation; Center for Mediation & Law, Mill Valley, CA; 32 hours. 
  • Transformative Mediation; US Postal Service REDRESS, Sacramento, CA; 32 hours.
  • Advanced Transformative Mediation; Baruch Busch & US Postal Service, San Francisco, CA; 8 hours. 
  • Divorce Mediation; Northern California Center for Mediation & Law, Greenbrae, CA; 40 hours. 
  • Multicultural Mediation; Northern California Mediation Association, Emeryville, CA; 8 hours.
  • Divorce Law for Mediations; Northern California Cetner for Mediation & Law, Greenbrae, CA; 8 hours. 
  • Life in the Neutral Zone; Northern California Mediation Association, Greenbrae, CA; 4 hours.
  • Marketing & Ethics for Mediators; San Francisco Bar Association, San Francisco, CA; 8 hours (3 ethics). 
  • EEO Investigator Training; US Investigations Services, Kansas City, MO; 32 hours. 
  • EEO Investigator Refresher Training; EEOC, Washington, DC; 8 hours. 
  • Transformative Mediation Practice:  A Master Class; 7 hours; Josepoh P. Folger, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, Inc.; August 23, 2008, UC Santa Barbara; *Advanced Transformative Skills: Using Mediator Intuition: 2 hours, Robin Amadei, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, Inc; August 25, 2008, 3rd Int'l Conference on Transformative Mediation; UC Santa Barbara. *Transforming Conflict Mindfully; 2 hours, Tom Fisher & Anet Kate, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, Inc; August 25, 2008, 3rd Int'l Conference on Transformative Mediation; UC Santa Barbara.  * Mindfulness in Mediation - Cultivating Self-Awareness and Self-Control; 2 hours, Tuan Pham, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation; August 26, 2008, 3rd Int'l Conference on Transformative Mediation; UC Santa Barbara.

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