Richard Moore
Richard Moore

Practitioner Mediator

Practitioner MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, has mediated at least 50 cases for at least 200 hours, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice..

Richard Moore

I employ Adaptive Insight Mediation, in solo or co-mediation, applied to conflict and dispute situations for productive and transformative outcomes, learning, and creative engagement of individuals, institutions, and organizations.

Having worked in the private, public, and education sectors, I have held a wide range of jobs – from draftsman and wireman, union steward and poet, to teacher, policy and program strategist and analyst, systems designer, and senior manager. I left the U.S. Government after 37 years, with two decades experience in technology transfer for sustainable development, trade, and research in energy, climate, and environment – supporting activities throughout the world under the aegis of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. I taught strategic thinking on the faculty of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (now the Eisenhower Institute of the National Defense University) and was co-founder of a 4-year college. Using my background in group dynamics, organizational development and alternative dispute resolution, I began mediating in 2012, was professionally certified at the beginning of 2017, and in 2019, was certified for mediating in the Delaware Superior Court. I am currently working on coaching certification.

ADR Experience

Working with the Center for Community Justice at People’s Place in Delaware since 2012, I have done well over 100 mediations and several hundred hours in victim-offender and community mediation work, to help resolve a variety of court-referred cases. Also experienced in workplace, domestic and family situations, including elder mediation. Workplace dispute resolution includes EEO and labor-management negotiation, in government, educational, and nonprofit settings, and with private businesses and parties.


Adaptive Insight Mediation strategy recognizes an Ecological Mediation Paradigm, within which learning occurs for both the parties and the mediators. Employing elements of Interest-Based, Transformative, Narrative and other methodologies, the learning-centered Insight Mediation approach has been integrated within the ecological and complex adaptive systems paradigms. Consequently, it can effectively address both the difficult challenges associated with high-conflict issues and personalities and the creative opportunities for using conflict as a source of innovation.


BA, Antioch College;
EdM, Harvard University;
MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; and
doctoral studies in management, University of Maryland University College.

Additional Services

  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Strategic Planning

Fees and Provisos

Fees are negotiable by need and complexity of case. The basic hourly rate is $150-250 plus expenses (for location or travel, and preparation, as necessary). Fees are generally split between parties.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • MCDR - Maryland Council For DR

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