Gerald Cormick, Ph.D.
Gerald (Jerry) Cormick brings a unique breadth and depth of experience to negotiation and dispute resolution with 45 years of experience as a negotiator, mediator, trainer, and coach. His initial dispute resolution experience was mediating labor-management contracts. In 1968, he pioneered the application of negotiation and mediation to racial and community-based conflicts. In 1972, he was the first to apply mediation to complex environmental/economic and public policy disputes. Areas of particular expertise include regulatory issues, resource management, infrastructure projects and developing sustainable solutions for the private and public sectors from the local to international levels.
His recent assignments range from training and coaching government negotiators in major mining contract negotiations in Africa to mediating a multi-state agreement on water and endangered species in the Colorado River Basin to advising and coaching two organizations negotiating a partnership structure and protocol for an important joint initiative. Current areas of research and writing focus on negotiation as a decision-making process and building implementation protocols and flexibility into contractual agreements.
Dr. Cormick holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. in Business from the University of Michigan and has had academic appointments in the U.S., Canada and Europe. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, teaching in advanced degree programs for experienced managers and professionals. He is a Principal in The CSE Group, a negotiation and dispute management consulting firm.