Pamela K Struss, PhD
Serving people and their organizations with respect, compassion and integrity
MC3, Virginia Supreme Court & VA Association of Realtors
Building Bridges Between People
Conflict and Dispute Management Services for people, organizations, groups and government.
Nuetrally empowering and teaching people to find collaborative, sustainable solutions
What is Conflict?
Conflict and disputes are normal and human. We see life from our own life lens and fail to realize not all people have the our perspective. Our life lens is influenced by genetics, origin, ethics and personality and no two are identical. Conflict and disputes happen when humans or their organizations/groups believe they have incompatible goals with another; inorder for them to achieve their goals the other must lose.
There are several types of conflicts/disputes: interpersonal, organizational, resources, political, aspirations, culture, religious, and between all levels of governments:local, state, national and international. Conflict does not need to rise to physical violence, it can be manifested in silence & indifference, name calling, othering, unhealthy competition, lawsuits, EEO complaints, work slowdown or stoppage and splits within organizations/groups.
Serving fellow humans in a neutral, non-judgemental, respectul and honest manner, and always with integrity.
Our Alternative Dispute Resolution Services:
- Conflict Coaching
- Dialogue for Difficult Subjects
Thank you for visiting my website today, my name is Pamela Struss and I have 30+ years of community development and real estate experience. I am a scholar practitioner in the conflict methodology field. Building bridges and connecting people is my passion.
I am a Pracademic: I teach, research, publish and present. Since 2012, I enjoy teaching for the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolutions at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
About Me. Always There For You.
My ADR practice expertise is in conflict coaching, facilitation, mediation, and negotiation. I am certified by national- MC3 and state- Virginia Supreme Court and Virginia Association of Realtors.I have completed the Circuit Court-Civil education.
My sector expertise is in community development with local, state and federal governments; judicial mediation, interracial dialogue, and environmental conflict. I received appointments to local government boards and commissions, some of which I chaired.
I am the Past President of the Virginia Mediation Network, Cofounder of the VA ADR Working Group, Coleader of the Education, Research and Training Committee of the Association of Conflict Resolution, and a member of the the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA.
I am innovative, tenacious, patient, detailed oriented, ethical and able to build consensus between diverse opinions and belief systems. I am known for my ethics, dedication to my clients and dependability.
Conflict & Dispute Management
Conflict and disputes are part of the human experience and often the result of miscommunication. Conflict is positive and brings about change. The goal is to build a bridge to reconnect people.
How we manages it is shaped by our life lens. Advanced communication skills, curiosity and open mindedness leads to understanding and developing collaborative, effective and sustainable resolutions no matter the complexity of the conflict.
Contact me today if I can assist you navigate conflict.