Professional Details

Vickie Williams
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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po box 9505
Hampton , VA 23666-2565
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7578164478
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Description of Practice

OPN-Door Communications specializes in creating cooperative environments that allow for effective communication between management, associates, companies and other professionals. OPN-Door Communications is here to serve as an ally to Organizations by providing them with Professional Development Coaching, Mediation, Online Mediation, Conflict Resolution Training, Diversity Workshops, and Workplace Investigation services. We accomplish this by hearing your concerns, assessing your situation and providing your team with the right tools and support that allows you to effectively mitigate your situation. This is all done in a confidential and transformative manner. OPN -Door Communications was developed to help parties to resolve conflicts, build relationships, preserve relationships and sever relationships with dignity and diplomacy.

Professional Background

Vickie R. Wms- Cullins has been described as tenacious, passionate, a community activist and a servant leader. Vickie is determined to be a change agent within her sphere of influence. She is the visionary behind the award-winning Restoration of Rights Clinics concept. These clinics provide returning citizens on how they might be able to get their civil rights restored. Vickie is an entrepreneur. She created OPN-Door Communications; a mediation and training firm. OPN-Door Communications was developed to help businesses and families resolve conflicts, build relationships, preserve relationships and sever relationships with dignity and diplomacy. Vickie believes that education is the key to your success. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from her beloved, Elizabeth City State University, a Master's in Public Administration from Old Dominion University, and four certifications in Mediation with the Virginia Supreme Court. Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business, Certified SWAM Vendor Duns: 807868257 Cage Code: 74FH4

Experience

Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual with over 20 years experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Relationship Building, and Training. Proven ability to identify problems, develop viable solutions and bring about consensus.

Degrees

Executive Director Williams received her B.S. Degree in Business from Elizabeth City State University and her Master of Public Administration Degree from Old Dominion University. She received training in mediation from the Hampton Roads Mediation Center. Executive Director Williams currently holds 4 certifications with the Virginia Supreme Court. She received training in facilitation from the City of Hampton’s celebrated Unity Commission. She received training in Trauma-Informed Care from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She has enhanced her experience in facilitation and mediation by receiving training in Restorative Justice with the acclaimed Virginia Center for Restorative Justice.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
5/16-5/17/14    Judy clarke    Introduction to Restorative Justice
5/9/14    Mitch Brody    Child Support and DCSE
03/13/13    Sharon Elison    taking the war out of our words
3/1/14    mediation best practices    karen asaro

Approach

I use a facilitative and evaluative transformation approach

Fees

Mediation fees are $120.00 per hour. Conflict Coaching, Ombudsman, Investigative, Training fees are $60.00 per hour to research, develop and facilitate training. $70 to 750 per person/trainee depending on the course. I accept PayPal, Master Card, Visa, and American Express, certified checks and money orders. All services require a minimum of 2-hour deposit payable before services are rendered. I offer one hour of free consultation over the phone.

Other Information

1.Mediation- When a trained neutral assist parties in crafting a solution to their dispute. Why choose mediation?-Voluntary, Collaborative, Controlled, Confidential, Informed, Balanced, Safe, Neutral, Satisfying 2.Conflict Coaching-When a trained conflict coach utilizes skills and strategies to support peoples’ ability to engage in, manage, or productively resolve conflict Why choose conflict coaching? The coachee can talk about the conflict with a neutral third party, consider options and design an approach to discuss conflict with the opposing party. 3.Training-List of workshops are available upon request and workshops can be developed to meet the needs of the organization. 4. Restorative Justice Facilitation- Provides the offender and the victim a safe environment in which they may interact. Why choose Restorative Justice? As the offender will be presented an opportunity to listen and actually hear how his behavior has impacted the victim; the process will encourage the offender to understand the harm and develop empathy for the victim. Additionally, this process will encourage the offender to be accountable for his action and is used with the intent to deter the offender from reengaging in the same negative behavior. I would like to introduce my newest workshop titled: “Conflict and the Challenging Client.” This workshop is designed to introduce the participants to how unmanaged conflict, disappearing boundaries and ineffective communication affects their ability to effectively serve their clients.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA (10 mediated)
  • Adult Family (500 mediated)
  • Animal
  • Business (100 mediated)
  • Cannabis
  • Civil (general) (50 mediated)
  • Commercial (50 mediated)
  • Community (50 mediated)
  • Congregational (10 mediated)
  • Construction (5 mediated)
  • Cross Cultural (100 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (100 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (200 mediated)
  • Education (100 mediated)
  • EEOC (25 mediated)
  • Elder (25 mediated)
  • Employment (60 mediated)
  • Entertainment (5 mediated)
  • Estate Planning (5 mediated)
  • Faith Based (5 mediated)
  • Family (500 mediated)
  • Foreclosure (5 mediated)
  • Franchise (5 mediated)
  • General (5 mediated)
  • Government (50 mediated)
  • Health Care (50 mediated)
  • Labor - Management (5 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (100 mediated)
  • LGBTQ (50 mediated)
  • Marital Mediation (50 mediated)
  • Online Mediation (50 mediated)
  • Organizational (50 mediated)
  • Parent-Teen (100 mediated)
  • Partnership (25 mediated)
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Police
  • Professional Fees
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • Sexual Harrassment (10 mediated)
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Custody Evaluator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Staff Developer
  • Ombud
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.

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