Efrat Bio - 

Education:
·                2014-2017 - PhD studies, Department of Conflict Analyzing, Nova University.
·                2002-2004: PhD studies, Department of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Bar Ilan University, Israel.
·                2000- 2002: M.BA, NYU- poly, New York.

Certificate courses:
2015: Florida Supreme Court Certified County Mediator.
2014-2015: Graduate Certificate-Advanced Conflict Resolution Practice – Nova Uni.
2014: Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.
2014: Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator.
2013: Marriage Counselors and Relationship Workshops Facilitators.
2006 – 2013: Family Law, Faculty of Law, Bar Ilan University, Israel.
2012: IACP- Collaborative Mediation Practice certificate course.
2010: Directors Course, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
2006-2010: Negotiation, Arbitration, Family Law, Israeli Bar Association.
2003: Mediation and Family Mediation, Bar Ilan University, Israel.


Experience:
2015- 2018 - Board Director - Sections Director– ACR - Association for Conflict Resolution.
2014- 2017 - Board Director in large - ACR
2013-present: CEO and founder of Gishoor LLC, Mediation, Coaching, Consulting and Negotiation Center in the US.
2003 - 2013: Founder and manager of "Efrat - Mediation and Negotiation Center". Three branches in Israel
2005 - 2013: A Lecturer at Israeli colleges and universities on: Negotiation, Conflict Management, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Family Mediation, Arbitration. 
2010 - 2013:  Founder and Manager of a Community Mediation Center.
2005 - 2008: Co- judge, Labor Court.              
2005:  Mediation Training Certified by the Israeli Courts Management.
2004: Certified as a court connected mediator.
1991-2004: Founder and Manager of "Efrat - Training Services", Professional consulting, providing courses and workshops.

In addition:
2015- FLAFCC- Planning Committee Annual Conference.
2015- 2016 - MBB - Israeli-American Task Committee.
Presenter at the 2012 ACR Annual conference.
Presenter at the 2013 APFM Annual conferences.
2009 – 2013: Producer of 6 Negotiation and Mediation Conferences.

Member of:
ABA: Conflict Resolution Section.
ACR: Association for Conflict Resolution.
IACM: The International   Association For Conflict Management.
PON: Negotiation Programs at Harvard Business School.
IACP: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
APFM: The Academy of Professional Family Mediators.
AFCC: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
MBB: Mediators beyond Borders.
Friends of Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education.

Publications:
2012 - Lawyering Mediation, Perspectives on changes in Mediation -Focusing in lawyers’ entry into Mediation - Thesis research.

Efrat Almog is highly educated and experienced in the field of mediation, negotiation, consulting and training.
She is a NYU Polytechnic Business Management graduate and a Doctoral student in the Conflict Resolution Department at NOVA University in Florida.
Ms. Almog is a Florida Supreme Court Certified County Mediator and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. She also graduated the Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil Certified Mediation Training.

Ms. Almog is a Board Director in ACR: Association for Conflict Resolution - the largest organization in the US - and she is the Section Director, in charge of 14 sections in the conflict resolution field.

She is recognized as a Mediation Trainer by the Israeli Court Management, she teaches various courses to literally hundreds of students in colleges and universities, She lectures in companies and organizations in the related fields of Conflict Management, Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Communication, Facilitation and Consulting.
Ms. Almog has established several Mediation  Centers and she was the manager of a community mediation center. She has mediated and negotiated in thousands of cases, advised and trained in many companies and organizations 
such as the Israeli IRS, Israeli Tax Authority, the National Insurance Institute, Hospitals, Municipalities and private companies as - Motorola Israel and the Caesar’s Hotel chain. 

In addition, she has served as a co-Judge at the labor court. 
She is currently assisting in conducting a research for the US Congress regarding Workplace Mediation. 
Ms. Almog is a member of ACR, MBB, AFCC, IACM, APFM, ABA, IACP, PON.  

Ms. Almog’s unique experience and education in conflict management and business  has given her an in-depth understanding of her clients' needs.  This combination of skills has helped her develop a complete process that allows the parties to obtain conflict resolution process at an affordable price in terms of both dollars and emotional cost. 
This model was designed to make the transition to alternative conflict resolution more desirable than the traditional attorney-driven process.
 

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