Susanne Terry - 2011 Pioneer Award RecipientPresented at the NE-ACR’s regional conference on June 17, 2011 at Brandeis University
The New England chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution is pleased to announce that on June 17, 2011 at its regional conference at Brandeis University, NE-ACR presented the 2011 Pioneer Award to Susanne Terry.
Susanne richly deserves this award, which recognizes practitioners who have been active in the field for many years, have made significant contributions to the conflict resolution community, and have shown a passionate commitment to the profession's growth and development.
A nationally recognized mediator, facilitator, and consultant who works in both the public and private sector, Susanne is known for her work in managing complex organizational change. She was the creator and first director of the Mediation & Applied Conflict Studies Program at Woodbury College in 1983 and has been a beloved and respected faculty member there for more than 25 years. She has been an adjunct professor at Vermont Law School for the last five years. In her work throughout the United States, Great Britain, Europe, and Africa, she has been recognized for her thoughtful and creative approach to problem-solving. Her commitment and dedication are long-standing and far-ranging: she has served as a member and committee chair of the Vermont Governor's Commission on Dispute Resolution, a member of a three-person evaluation committee for the Maine Supreme Court's review of that state’s courts, and she was a founder and president of the Vermont Mediators Association. Her work continues today as a member of the Board of Directors of the national Association for Conflict Resolution and as a tri-chair of its Certification Committee. Susanne, who has an established family practice as both a mediator and parent coordinator and is the Vermont case supervisor for the Vermont Family Court Mediation Program, has served as a consultant to the creation and operation of many state mediation programs in Vermont and throughout the United States.
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."