Joe Brummer is a trainer, mediator, speaker, and facilitator. He has been studying ahimsa (nonviolence) through mediation, Nonviolent Communication, and restorative practices for the last ten years as his personal response to being the survivor of two serious violent crimes. He has studied Kingian Nonviolence with the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence in Providence, RI, participated in the Teaching For Peace Program at the International School for Jain Studies in Delhi, India and completed the International Intensive Training (IIT) with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication.
He has clocked hundreds of hours at the mediation table facilitating in a wide variety of areas including workplace disputes, landlord/tenant conflicts, neighborhood disputes, civil law suits, and victim offender mediation. He is a also a member of the board of directors for the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) and the former associate executive director at Community Mediation, Inc. in Hamden, CT.
Joe has offered trainings in mediation, restorative practices/justice, conflict management, and communication all over the Country and has become well respected for his workshops based on Nonviolent Communication.
He has worked with youth and adults in a multitude of settings from peer mediation in schools to state employees to corporate fortune 500 companies. Joe is able to tailor his skills, experiences, and work to the audiences with whom he is working.
Currently, Joe is helping several CT school districts implement restorative practices using Nonviolent Communication and Collaborative & Proactive Solutions. He continues to work with private and public sector employees to create more empathic work spaces. He partners with Pathways Legal Group to do employment, family, and divorce mediation.