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Recent Accomplishments

December 1, 2009

Recent Notable Accomplishments –
Jeff Thompson

Mediation

Mediated over 70 cases in 2009. Cases include community mediation centers, Manhattan civil court and New York County Lawyers Association.

Trainings

2 day training for security personal in advanced conflict resolution skills.

Designed conflict and communication skills workshop for over 200 NYPD Community Affairs Bureau. officers.

Designed an Interfaith Dialogue and Communication Skills workshop.

Various requests to speak in other states and with other police departments.

Public Talks

CUNY John Jay College- Overview of the Community Affairs Bureau and how communication skills can be utilized in de-escalating situations and promoting community and NYPD relationships.

Cardozo Law School- same as above.

St John’s University- Embracing Diversity in NYC and the NYPD (communication techniques).

Bond University, Australia- Spoke to Graduate students on how effective mediation and negotiation skills can be applied to numerous situations.

Southern Cross University/Centre For Peace & Social Justice, Australia- Public talk on mediating in NYC and as well as policing, cultural issues and communication. [read more]

Robina Town Centre, Australia- Public talk with the Queensland Police Department on how both the NYPD and QPD both use communication and community engagement to establish relationships with the communities we serve. [read more]

http://www.ODR.info’s 2009 Cyber Week Event- Designed and hosted Web 2.0: Going From Oh? To Know! The event featured three top bloggers and the editor of mediate.com sharing their experiences and provided tips on how to use different web technology to help your practice. The event has been archived. [read more]

Interviews

NBC Nightly News- Interviewed by reporter Tiki barber in regards to the NYPD Cricket Program. View the video [here]

Interviewed by California author and mediator Steve Mehta. [read and watch here]

ABC Radio Australia- Interviewed live on radio in regards to the Robina and Southern Cross events.

Additional interviews with (but not limited to) Al Jazera, BBC, BBN3 and the NY Sun.

Published Articles

Article on mediation and communication published in California State Bar Association’s Magazine: Trial Styles.

Published over 60 times at Mediate.com, the leading worldwide website in mediation.

Articles listed at national organization Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) website.

Article on mediation and communication published in Spring 3100, official NYPD magazine distributed to over 30,000 members.

Featured in an American Bar Association (ABA) law student paper in regards to using communication to peacefully resolve incidents during a protest. [read here]

New York Law Journal- Featured in an article forthcoming regarding credit card debt mediation cases.

Featured Blog at mediate.com and International Mediation Institute (IMImediation.org)

Featured In Articles

Newsweek article- Featured in an article regarding the volunteer mediation work I have done with Safe Horizon in New York City Civil Court. [read here]

Sydney Morning Herald– Feature on the front page of the website in regards to the NYPD Cricket program. [read here]

Tweed Daily News, Australia

Gold Coast Bulletin, Australia

Werner Institute, School of Law, Creighton University Newsletter Win-Win (Fall 2009)

Jeff Thompson’s Biography

October 28, 2009

Jeff Thompson is a Conflict Specialist from New York City and is primarily employed as Detective in the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Community Affairs Bureau. Among his tasks include mediation and communication training and development both within the department and as a way to engage the public.
Jeff has designed programs embracing the diverse cultures within city as well as interfaith programs. His programs have received international attention and have been featured on NBC Nightly News, the BBC, and the covers of The New York Times and The Sydney Morning Herald among others.

Outside of his police role, Jeff mediates, consults, negotiates and gives public talks in regards to conflict and communication skills.
Jeff has spoken for various audiences in the United States and Australia. Jeff has been published in various publications in print and online. He is also a member of various conflict resolution associations including as a certified mediator with the International Mediation Institute (IMI).

Jeff can be contacted at mediator.jeff[at]gmail.com.

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