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Jennifer understands conflicts are as unique as the individuals involved in them. Facilitating collaborative and restorative approaches to conflict management, Jennifer works with clients to resolve conflicts and build healthy working relationships. Jennifer has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, public policy, and conducting assessments and investigations into complex and highly sensitive workplace conflicts within the public and private sectors.
With over 20 years’ experience in the Nova Scotia public sector, Jennifer has worked directly with senior levels in Provincial, Federal, Municipal, and Indigenous governments, regarding sensitive matters of workplace conflict, harassment, discrimination, physical and sexual assault, in-custody deaths, government wrongdoing, and governance practices. Jennifer’s work with Indigenous peoples and communities and the law enforcement community has had a profound impact on her both personally and professionally, resulting in her seeking opportunities to continue providing a neutral and respectful approach to working collaboratively with these communities, and government. This work has shaped her approach as a third-party neutral, ensuring a high level of integrity, accountability, transparency, and sensitivity to her interactions with others. Jennifer is known for her strong interpersonal skills, collaborative approaches, and innovation.
Jennifer strongly believes in the benefits of being a lifelong learner, relying upon her Bachelor’s degree from Acadia University, majoring in psychology, her Masters in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University, Certificates in mediation and negotiations, and Certificate in Change Management (ProSci) along with 25+ years of experience to support her work. Currently Jennifer is working towards her Certificate in Managing Conflict from Saint Mary’s University.
When not working, Jennifer can be found exploring hiking trails, painting, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her family.