Author Profile

Janet Rowles

Country: United States


In her mediation practice, Janet Rowles specializes in high conflict and emotionally difficult situations. Janet teaches the Tell Me More Gesture in workshops and speaking engagements. She trains mediators and other professionals in her workshops, Dealing with High Conflict and Inclusivity in Group Facilitation. A Minnesota native, her professional studies include a B.A. from Colorado College, a certificate in Dispute Resolution from Mitchell-Hamline Dispute Resolution Institute, and a M.A. in Human Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Janet is trained in transformative mediation, eldercare mediation, circle keeping, and the social inclusion method for bullying in schools. Janet does small and large group work including circle-keeping and facilitating group discussions such as condo associations and non-profit board decision-making. Janet has been a volunteer-mediator for Conflict Resolution Center in Minneapolis since 2003 and was a board member there from 2004-2011. In 2013, Janet received a Peacemaker of the Year award from Minneapolis Public Schools for her circle work with pregnant and parenting teens. Janet was the videographer and voice behind the viral cellphone video of a police incident with an African-American pedestrian in 2016.


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