conflict resolution expert richmond vaLaurie is graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Additionally, she holds a post-master’s advanced professional certificate in counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University in Virginia. She also holds professional certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia, and Professional Human Resources certifications through the Society of Human Resources Management. She has over 20 years’ hands-on, professional experience in human resources management working with non-profit and for-profit organizations, with specialization in employee relations. In addition to her HR experience, she has worked as a consultant to organizations, taught as a university adjunct faculty member and conducted private practice with clients. She enjoys problem-solving and resolving issues within organizations.

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Testimonials

“As a supervisor in a Child Care setting, I occasionally encountered conflicts among staff and with parents and staff. Fortunately, Laurie Dever was on staff as the Vice President of HR & Leadership Development. Through her leadership and guidance, she equipped me and others with conflict resolution strategies that could be used among staff and with parents. While I no longer work as a supervisor I haven’t forgotten these strategies and I still share these strategies with my current colleagues. I strongly endorse Laurie Dever on her conflict resolution skills.”
– Sheila Thompkins, Previous Senior Child Care Director at the Y of Greater Richmond.