John W Coverdale

Arbitrator-Mediator-Hearing Officer-Investigator
Center For Workplace Solutions Inc.
PO BOX 170
Bayport, NY 11705
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Professional Work History:

Over three decades of professional experience in human resource management, labor and employee relations; as a practitioner, manager, and consultant. A graduate level adjunct professor of business and human resource management for twenty five plus years. A former school board president who has also served on several advisory boards.

Dispute Resolution Experience

Over my career I have been involved in all aspects of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, whether as an employee advocate, management representative, hearing officer, workplace investigator, or ombudsman. I have also taught numerous graduate level courses in dispute and conflict resolution, and conducted professional development workshops to managers in the area of conflict resolution.

Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)

Certificate of Completion in Professional Mediation: Completed in April of 2021

Other Dispute Resolution Training

Harvard University: Negotiations and Organizational Conflict
American Bar Association-Arbitration Training Institute
American Bar Association-Annual Mediation Institute (Fall 2021)

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
Society for Human Resource Management
Labor and Employee Relations Association
International Ombudsman Association
Association for Conflict Resolution
Association of Workplace Investigators
Association of Workplace Investigators


Graduate Certificate: Organizational Behavior-Harvard University
Doctorate: Educational Leadership-Dowling College
Master's Degree: Human Resource Management and Labor Relations-New York Institute of Technology
Master's Degree Business Administration (MBA)-Dowling College
Bachelor's Degree: Business Administration-University of New Haven

Fee Policy

Mediation services are provided at the rate of $200.00 per hour.