Professional Details

B. Kipling Williams
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

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San Diego, CA
USA
619-230-5660

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Description of Practice

Kipling Williams & Associates provides workplace, diversity and EEO mediation services to the San Francisco Bay Area. Kipling Williams is a full-time mediator specializing in workplace disputes involving a full range of issues such as non-selection for promotion, demotion and removal. Kipling was in the first group trained to mediate workplace disputes at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Washington, DC. He has been a panelist at the U.S. Postal Service since the program’s inception.

Professional Background

Mr. Williams has twenty years of Federal human resources management experience as a manager of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Labor Relations and Employee Relations programs. He is experienced in advising managers on resolving workplace disputes and training them in this responsibility. His Labor Relations position involved representing management in dealings with the union, including negotiating labor-management agreements. The Employee Relations Manager position required advising his fellow managers on administering discipline fairly and equitably.

During his Federal career he began his conflict resolution experience as a part time volunteer mediator at the Center for Community Justice in Washington, DC, where he mediated a variety of interpersonal disputes such as landlord-tenant, parent-child and employee-manager for a period of five years.

Following his retirement from the Federal Government, Mr. Williams investigated Federal EEO complaints covering a broad range of issues from race, gender and age to sexual harassment. He later founded Williams & Associates, a firm specializing in human resources management consulting and training that was certified an 8(a) Small Business Minority Enterprise by the US Small Business Administration.

When Federal agencies were required by law to offer alternative dispute resolution as a means of resolving employee-management disputes, Mr. Williams added mediation as a service his firm offered. As a result, he has served on the aforementioned EEOC and US Postal Service panels.

Experience

Mediated over 300 REDRESS I and II workplace disputes at the US Postal Service.

Other Information

Mr. Williams has received many hours of mediation skills training, including but not limited to, the following: Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California, Bar Association of San Francisco, Association for Conflict Resolution, Federal Dispute Resolution Conference, Annual Conference on Transformative Mediation, George Mason University Law School, Center for Alternative Resolution, 2nd Maryland Mediators Convention, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, US Postal Service, (EEOC, and Society for Professionals Involved in Dispute Resolution. Mr. Williams is also a trained conflict coach.

Mr. Williams attended the now defunct Antioch Law School’s Masters in Legal Studies program in Washington, DC. He also participated in the Georgetown University Law Center Mini-Law School in Washington, DC.

Mr. Williams' firm, Williams & Associates, is certified by the City and County of San Francisco as a business enterprise. The firm is listed by the Human Rights Commission of the City and County of San Francisco as a Micro Local Business Enterprise when bidding/proposing as a provider of Alternative Dispute Resolution service.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Business
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Postal Service
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Collaborative Professional