Nina Meierding is a national leader in the field of conflict resolution and has been providing training and mediation services for over twenty two years. She is a former president of the Academy of Family Mediators and served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Conflict Resolution and many other organizations. She is an adjunct professor at both Pepperdine University and Southern Methodist University. She was the Director and Senior Mediator at the Mediation Center for Family Law in Ventura, California from 1985-2007 where she mediated over 4,000 disputes. She is a consultant for the Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System (WSEMS). Nina has trained thousands of individuals in businesses, courts, school districts, governmental agencies, medical centers, corporations and universities throughout the United States and abroad. Prof. Meierding has taught the ICM's Cross Cultural Conflict course.