Juliana E. Birkhoff is an experienced mediator, facilitator, dispute resolution trainer, and scholar. In her 30 years of experience as a mediator and facilitator, she has worked with federal, state, and local level government as well as consumer, community, grassroots, and public interest groups. She has designed and conducted a variety of collaborative and consensus-based multi-stakeholder dialogues, workshops, and scientific review processes designed to improve communications, develop group learning, integrate complex information and provide input into state or federal plans or policies, develop recommendations, or create agreement on plans and policies. She has particular experience in facilitating and mediating complex scientific and technical issues in politically charged contexts.
Dr. Birkhoff has taught negotiation, facilitation, and mediation, in training programs, as well as academic classes. She developed an adult certificate program in Collaborative Leadership at the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. The certificate enhanced the assessment, planning, and strategic skills of municipal, county, and state agency staff, as well as NGO and private sector leaders. She is an accomplished teacher, providing instruction at George Mason, University of New Brunswick, The American University, and Tias Nimbas Business school.