Associates – Harriet Emerson


Harriet has worked in conflict resolution for 18 years. She has particular experience in complex multi-party, multi-issue disputes, and of conflicts with environmental dimensions. She has worked with a diverse range of parties in dispute, including individuals, not-for-profit groups, NGOs, local communities, local government, State and semi-State agencies, and also with commercial interests.

Harriet works with the parties involved to resolve disputes using mediation and restorative approaches as best suited to the situation concerned, and with a view to parties securing optimal outcomes and often also better futures. Where restorative approaches can be introduced into communities and organisations, reduced levels of conflict are apparent, and improvements can be seen across a variety of success indicators. Harriet works in schools and other community settings to help address conflict situations, and provide the skills for groups and organisations to address these successfully.

A certified mediator since 2011, trained* in restorative practice and facilitation, and with a background in supporting community-based initiatives, Harriet is often engaged to advise on participative programmes or public engagement. She has many years of experience in assisting individuals and organisations with processes of change. Harriet’s approach is firmly client-centred and this adds impressive focus and strength to her work.

*Harriet has trained with O’Sullivan Solutions, the Chartered Institute of Abitrators, Facilit8 (UK), the Environment Council (UK) and Transforming Conflict (UK).

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