Alice Shikina, Conflict Resolution Expert Oakland, CA - Pollack Peacebuilding Systems

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Alice Shikina, Pollack PeacebuildingGeneral Overview

Alice uses her theater/acting training skills in her mediations, negotiations, and facilitations. She has learned how to read people through nuanced body language, tone, language, and emotion. When resolving conflicts between parties, Alice creates an environment where each party is heard, emotions remain calm and there is a clear understanding between all parties. She listens very deeply and guides parties to be able to listen deeply as well, as they go through this process. Alice also uses her gentle and calm energy to bring more peaceful energy into the negotiations. She listens not only with her ears but with all of her senses to ensure that the participants are feeling comfortable and heard.

Alice is passionate about bringing peace to this world one conflict at a time.

Business Experience

Alice mediates divorces, business separations, workplace conflict, landlord/tenant issues, and family conflicts. She also sharpens entrepreneurs with negotiation and sales skills through her Negotiation Academy. Alice is tireless in her quest to help others. In her free time, she teaches Conflict Transformation in the jails to the incarcerated. She is currently the chair of the Conference Committee for the Academy of Professional Family Mediators and is planning the annual 2022 APFM conference.


  • Negotiation Coaching
  • Workplace Conflict
  • Business Separation Mediation
  • Certified in Trauma I
  • Non-profit
  • Education
  • Cross-cultural environments


  • Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (B.F.A), Miami University
  • 40-Hour Mediation Certification, San Francisco Bar Association
  • Cross-Cultural Mediation, Melissa Kucinski
  • Advanced Mediation Training, Mosten Guthrie Academy
  • Trauma Certification, Florida State University
  • Arbitration Certification, San Francisco Bar Association
  • Introduction to Negotiation, Yale University
  • Successful Negotiation, University of Michigan


  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators Board of Directors (Chair of Conference Committee and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee)
  • Alameda County Bar Association ADR Executive Committee (Past Chair)
  • Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center Board of Directors (Vice President)
  • Panel Mediator (Superior Court of CA in Alameda County, Alameda County, Conflict Intervention Services,, San Francisco Unified School District)
  • Trainer (Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, PCRC Conflict Transformation Course for the Redwood City Jail)

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