Louise Phipps Senft and William Senft are co-authors of the Amazon #1 New Release Bestseller Being Relational, The Seven Ways to Quality Interaction and Lasting Change. Louise and Bill will share their insights and advice on effective negotiation and problem solving in business using the principles set forth in their new book. Based on the Senfts' twenty years of work in conflict resolution as mediators and business and law faculty, Being Relational offers practical approaches to changing your interaction with others and thereby changing the outcome to create positive lasting solutions.
Louise Phipps Senft is a lawyer and mediation expert who is best known for integrating transformative approaches to conflict into her work as a mediator, executive coach in negotiation and personality dynamics in the workplace, and trainer. She founded the Baltimore Mediation Center in 1993, now Louise Phipps Senft and Associates/Baltimore Mediation, the first transformative mediation firm in Maryland. The firm offers mediation, facilitation for collaborative decision-making, and conflict resolution training with emphasis on mediator and negotiator self-awareness, on fostering quality interaction, recognition, and empowerment, and on informed decision-making. With over 20 years experience, Louise is recognized nationally and internationally for her elective design and delivery of conflict resolution and transformation skills training and for her mediation for organizations across all government, business and nonprofit sectors.
Bill Senft, CPA and attorney, specializes in the mediation of business contract, partnership and workplace disputes including those giving rise to EEO complaints. He has served private, governmental and non-profit employers providing a neutral and confidential process for working through the difficult conflicts that arise in workplace relationships. Bill also provides mediation for corporations, partnerships, foundations and family businesses including financial planning, management and corporate control issues, business succession planning and other disputes in the family and business context – always practicing within the relational approach to mediation.
Louise Phipps Senft's Bio
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