Chris Davy graduated from the Justice Institutes of British Columbia, Mediation and Negotiation programs. While taking courses through the Justice Institute, he sought out an internship at the Alternative Dispute Resolution of BC. Since graduating from the Justice Institute, he continually invests in courses and workshops to keep up with current Mediation best practices.
He is a Certified Mediator on Mediate BC’s Associate Roster.
Prior to transitioning to Conflict Resolution, Chris was involved in extensive facilitation and teaching work. Having over 8 years experience instructing classes for the City of Vancouver. The classes and workshops that he instructed were for age groups as young as 12 and up to age 90. He has also given over 65 presentations and speeches with Toastmasters International to both large and small audiences. During his experiences with Toastmasters international, he chaired meetings regularly in a timely and professional manner. His knowledge and understanding about adult learning can be a valuable asset in supporting clients to be flexible in understanding the perspective of the other party and in considering creative options for solution.
In the past, he owned his own Fitness and Health Coaching business. He used this opportunity to personally developed business acumen, which he carries forward into his Mediation practice. The experience of coaching also allowed him to develop the ability to re-frame negative dialogue into more productive positive scripts in order to motivate his clientele, in a timely manner. One of the most important lessons that he learned from his time in Health and Wellness was how the body holds physiological stress and tension from lifestyle stressors. These visual indicators of stress can sometimes manifest into decipherable body language cues that can be useful to uncover information about someone’s present mindset.
His transition to conflict resolution was motivated by a desire for further emotional understanding and an intellectual curiosity for human narratives. He is interested in how people’s underlying worldviews can often collide within seeming small interpersonal issues and can be greatly magnified into larger conflicts.
Chris Specializes in:
- Facilitation for non-profit groups.
- Community Mediation.
- Preparing individuals or groups for difficult conversations.
Chris will thoughtfully move towards the contentious issues you are facing, while keeping future focused on the aspirations and goals of the parties.