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John Olsthoorn

Mediator and Workplace Investigator, Laudusk Conflict Management Services


Carleton Degree: Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution 2016

Other Degree: B.A. Communications Studies (Concordia)

Job Title & Organization: Mediator and Workplace Investigator, Laudusk Conflict Management Services

Length of time in this role: 2 years

On the job:  I conduct workplace investigations and am an Ontario-licensed private investigator. As a mediator, I help people resolve their disputes. I am a Qualified Mediator (Q.Med.) of the ADR Institute of Canada.

More About Me: A seasoned senior communications and citizen engagement professional from 30+ years working in the federal government and the private sector, I bring strengths and expertise in conflict management, strategic planning and writing, social and traditional media relations, and relationship building. My creativity, ability to leverage resources, and work in preventing, mediating and resolving conflict enable me to bring those with diverse perspectives and approaches together. I have experienced and helped guide change in periods of dramatic transformation. My philosophy is centered on growing and adapting to change in a way that leads to better outcomes.