Betty Pries, PhD
Sessional Faculty, Instructor
Betty Pries specializes in providing mediation, training, facilitation, coaching and consulting services for businesses, not for profit organizations, governments and churches. She is published in magazines and has authored several manuals. Betty is a senior associate with PACT Associates, a mediation and training firm, as well as holding an executive leadership role with ARC: Associates Resourcing the Church.
Betty has worked as a mediator, trainer and consultant on conflict resolution and conflict management issues since 1993 nationally and internationally. She specializes in resolving workplace disputes and has helped many organizations design dispute resolution systems. She has also developed expertise in managing faith community conflict, particularly within the church. In addition to teaching Conflict Resolution (PACS 202), Betty delivers dispute resolution training through Conrad Grebel University College's Certificate Program in Conflict Management, Community Justice Initiatives (CJI), and others.
Betty received much of her training through mediation services in Winnipeg, Manitoba, including a Diploma in Mediation as well as extensive training in negotiation, consensus building, case development, facilitation, conciliation, anger management, and managing workplace conflict. She has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Theology, Diploma of Mediation, Master of Theological Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, and is a chartered mediator.
Conflict, Conciliation and Communication
CMed., MTS; PhD