Jason Harper is the founder of Harper Conflict Resolution, LLC. He specializes in Education and Employment mediation utilizing a collaborative approach. In addition, Jason is a nationally recognized alternative dispute resolution (ADR) consultant, conflict management coach, adjunct professor, and trainer.
Most notably, Jason is an ADR Consultant providing mediation and conflict resolution services to over 100 school districts and charter schools, including the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law teaching on Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution as well as an Adjunct Professor of Mediation at Pacific Coast University, School of Law and Lipscomb University. Jason has also provided mediation and conflict resolution trainings for organizations such as the Western Justice Center and the International Visitors Council, training adults from over twenty different countries. Jason has been recognized by the California State Senate and the United States Congress for his mediation trainings.
Jason served as the President of SCMA, one of the largest associations of mediators in the U.S. He is also one of the founding directors of Kids Managing Conflict, a non-profit dedicated to promoting conflict resolution programs for K-12th grade students. Further, Jason serves as the Vice President of MC3, a mediator certification organization that is professionalizing the field of mediation. Jason received his Master’s Degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding from California State University, Dominguez Hills and his mediation training from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California.
Areas of Expertise
- ADR Best Practices
- Changing the School Culture for ADR
- COVID-19 Related Issues
- Communication & Collaboration
- Conflict Resolution
- Creating Systems (e.g., ADR Continuum)
- Creative Problem-Solving
- Cultural Responsiveness
- Facilitated IEPs
- Professional Development
- Resolving Complaints (e.g., Resolution Sessions)