Vicky Bennet

Vicky Bennet

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Mediation Trainer with MWI
Phone:617-973-9739 | Fax: 617-973-9532 | Email: vbennet@mwi.org | Web: www.mwi.org/mentor

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Dispute Resolution Experience

Victoria Bennet is a mediator, trainer, facilitator and consultant, providing services throughout New England since 2003. She has mediated a wide range of court-referred, government agency and private disputes, including commercial, employment, contract, tort, foreclosure, family, divorce, juvenile, community and criminal cases. Vicky has extensive experience training people from diverse backgrounds in conflict resolution skills, including custom workshop design and one-on-one executive coaching. As a consultant, she advises business owners and executive teams on partnership and board issues and managing workplace conflict.

Focus Areas

  • Workplace
  • Human resources
  • Court Mediations including Harassment Prevention and Eviction
  • Family

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Mediator, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission Mediation Panel
  • Mediator, Boston Bar Association Boston Municipal Court ADR Panel
  • Mediator, ADR Network Superior Court Mediation Panel
  • MWI Mediation Panels: Probate and Family Court, Juvenile Court, District Court

Lectures and ADR Trainings Conducted

  • MIT Sloan School of Management: designed and presented negotiation skills workshops
  • MWI mediation training team: MWI Executive and Mediation Trainings, MWI Mediation Training at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Administrative Office of the Trial Courts Conference
  • Mediation Coach, MWI Mentor Program
  • Guest Lecturer, “Representing Clients in Mediation,” Suffolk University Law School and Boston College Law School
  • Mediation training team, Boston College and Suffolk University School of Law
  • Mediation coach, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School Mediation and Dispute Resolution Seminar
  • “Managing Growth: Navigating Conflict While Building Your Enterprise,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • “Effective Communication in Conflict,” 495-128 HR Collaborative
  • Mediation Skills Training, Roger Williams/University Middle East Partnership Initiative Student Leaders Program
  • “Dealing With Difficult People,” Dimeo Construction Company
  • “Tools for Difficult Conversations,” Massachusetts Association of School Committees

Background and Education

  • 300+ hours mediation and conflict resolution trainings, seminars, symposia and roundtables including:
  • MWI Executive Mediation Training, MWI Divorce Mediation Training, MWI Mentor Program, MWI Negotiation Training
  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Seminar, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
  • Mediation and Conflict Management Seminar, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
  • Diploma in Translation, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • B.A. (French) Dalhousie University, Canada

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