Douglas Spoors is an attorney, mediator, trainer, founder of the Institute for Mixed Method Mediation, and author of the book Mixed Method Mediation: A Hybrid Approach to Conflict Resolution. In March, 2019, he received the Ambassador for Peace in Conflict Resolution Award for his contribution in the field of mediation. He designs and provides training to over 16,000 associates world-wide and provides mediation services in workplace disputes, discrimination, and harassment complaints.He currently serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity Education and ADR Manager for the U. S. Navy Exchange Service Command in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States.
He received his J.D. and L.LM. in Transnational Business Practices from the McGeorge School of Law, the latter in conjunction with the University of Salzburg, Austria. He received his facilitative mediation training from the Loyola Law School/Los Angeles, a Certificate in Transformative Mediation from Dan Simon Mediation, a Certificate in Negotiation Mastery from Harvard Business School, and a Certificate in Mediation from Harvard Law School.