Principal, Bob Stains and Associates
Bob Stains, founder and principal of Bob Stains and Associates, conflict transformation, has over 37 years of experience in consulting, coaching, training, facilitating, mediating and non-profit management. He has trained over 20,000 people in dialogue, conflict resolution and communication skill-building and worked with clients from across the U.S. and 17 other countries. His clients have included organizations such as the Harvard Negotiation Project, The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, the Kennedy School of Government and the School of Public Health at Harvard University, the House of Bishops of the U.S. Episcopal Church, the National Institute of Mental Health, Glendale, CA Presbyterian Church, NASA, Southern Vermont College, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the BioLogos Foundation, Fork Films, the Center for Creative Dialogue in Taipei and the CoRe Group in Manila, among many others. Bob brings his 30 years of experience as a mediator and his 22 years with The Public Conversations Project (now Essential Partners) using reflective structured dialogue to help people cross deep divisions while engaging the most incendiary issues. He is recognized for his collaborative, client-centered approach, his teaching and facilitation skills and the wisdom of his long experience working to bring individuals and groups together in spite of deep conflict in varying settings and cultures.
Bridging and Bonding: The Power and Practice of Dialogue