Kate Otting

Kate Otting, International Mediator

  • Accredited Mediator (IMA)
  • Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Doctoral Candidate, Development Studies, , 2022 (Expected) Dissertation: Peacebuilding and Development in South Sudan: The Role of Diaspora
  • School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT, USA, Master of International Administration, Emphases: Intercultural Communication, Conflict Management Thesis: Conflict Prevention and Intervention: Positive Approaches to School Conflict
  • College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, St. Joseph, MN, USA
    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Management, As Student Body President, led campaign to divest holdings in South Africa’s apartheid government
  • Interaction Management Associates, Tempe, AZ, USA, CEO – Conflict Resolution Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator
  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, School of Community Resources/Development, Tempe, AZ, USA, Faculty Associate 2015-Present, 
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Department of Development Studies, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Research Fellow and Lecturer 2013 – Present, 
  • Arizona Ombudsman-Citizens’ Aide, Legislative Council, Phoenix, AZ, USA, Senior Investigator and Assistant Ombudsman (Acting Deputy Ombudsman, FY 2011) 2010 – 2014
  • US Postal Service REDRESS Program, Phoenix, AZ, USA, Civil Rights/Equal Employment Mediator 2007 – Present
  • Arizona Attorney General Civil Rights Division, Phoenix, AZ, USA, Director of Conflict Resolution Programs 2001-2004
  • Iowa Peace Institute, Grinnell, Iowa, USA, Director of Conflict Resolution Programs 1992-1993, 1994-1999
  • Membership and Voluntary Activities
    • AZ Association for Conflict Resolution, President
    • Global Community Development Partnership, Fellow
    • Violence Reduction Innovations Africa, Board
    • Conflict Prevention Africa, South Sudan Team
    • Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association
    • Lost Boys Center for Leadership Development, Board
    • Tempe Preparatory Academy PTO, President
    • Association for Conflict Resolution
    • Arizona Ombudsman Association, Founding Member
    • Tempe Communities in Schools Program, Board
    • Phoenix Community Development Corp, Board
    • UU Congregation of Phoenix, Membership Director
    • Maricopa ADR Association, Vice President
    • Annual Arizona Peer Mediation Conference, Chair


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