About Dr. Clay Phillips

“Dr. Clay Phillips is the founder and president of Consensus Professional Development. Since 2007 Dr. Phillips has been providing basic mediator training (Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 certification), continuing legal and mediation education training, intermediate and advanced mediator skill development, soft skills development, and practice development coaching. He has trained more than 1,200 mediators, coached more than 4,500 other professionals, mentored more than 100 individuals, and has mediated a broad range of civil lawsuits. Dr. Phillips also provides workplace strategy consulting to employers of all sizes addressing retention and succession planning issues. He is the author of a comprehensive, regionally accredited Masters degree program in Conflict Resolution with more than 200 graduates to date. Prior to this career, Dr. Phillips served in the United States Navy Cryptologic Direct Support Element (Black Ops) as an operator/analyst. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree, and a PhD in Organizational Leadership. To date, he has created more than 120 multi-day soft skills workshops (for both live and online/on-demand consumption), more than 40 lunch-and-learn presentations on mediation skills development for the workplace and the courtroom, and he has published two books, “Getting Started as a Mediator: The Seven Steps to Successfully Starting and Building a Mediation Practice”, and “Conflict, Conflict Resolution, and Mediation: Theory, Process, and Practice.”

Mediators Trained

More than 1,200

Coached

More than 4,500

Mentored

More than 100

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