John Ford

John Ford

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Mediating Workplace & Employment Matters with MWI
Phone: 617-895-4026 | Email: jford@mwi.org

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Dispute Resolution Experience

John Ford is an experienced workplace mediator based in California who has successfully mediated hundreds of workplace disputes, including in healthcare, since 1996. In addition, John has provided training to thousands of employees at all levels in the workplace, across a wide range of industries. John teaches negotiation at UC Hastings School of Law, mediation to graduate Business and Psychology students at Golden Gate University, and organizational collaboration online through Creighton University. He is a past president of the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California (ADRNC), and was the managing editor of www.mediate.com from 2000 to 2011. Currently, he is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and the ADRNC. John is the current trainer of a two-day Mastering Workplace Mediation seminar for members of the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA). He also teaches a longer version of this class through The HR Mediation Academy.

Focus Areas

  • Workplace
  • Employment
  • Healthcare

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Founder, the HR Mediation Academy
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, U.C. Berekely and U.C. Hastings Schools of Law
  • Faculty, Werner Institute for Dispute Resolution and Negotiation
  • Adjunct Faculty, Golden Gate University
  • Managing Editor, Mediate.com, 2000-2011
  • Member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Northern California Human Resource Association, Association for Conflict Resolution, and Association For Dispute Resolution of Northern California

Background and Education

  • A., University of Cape Town, 1984
  • B. (Bachelor of Laws), University of Cape Town, 1987

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