Professional Details

Juliana E. Birkhoff Ph.D.
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Birkhoff and Associates

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570 Cork River Way
Sacramento, CA 95831

Description of Practice

Juliana Birkhoff is an experienced mediator, facilitator, dispute resolution trainer, and scholar. She has mediated workplace, landlord/tenant, and other community disputes. As a facilitator she has worked with federal, state, and local level government as well as grassroots and public interest groups. She has participated in designing and conducting a wide variety of intervention and has trained individuals and groups to negotiate, problem solve, and manage conflicts.

Professional Background

Juliana E. Birkhoff has worked as a mediator and faciliator as a sole proprietor, for universities and for non-profit organizations. She currently bases her practice from Sacramento, CA.


2013 – 2018 Birkhoff and Associates, President 2015 – 2017 Center for Collaborative Policy, California State University, Sacramento 2009 – 2013 RESOLVE, Vice President for Collaborative Practice 2007 – 2009 Consensus Building Institute, Senior Mediator 2002 – 2007 RESOLVE, Senior Mediator 2000 – 2002 Self Employed, Mediator 1998 – 2000 The Center for Research and Education, RESOLVE, Director 1993 – 1998 Self Employed, Mediator


Doctor of Philosophy, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. 2000 Master of Science, Conflict Management, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. 1986 Course work in the Harvard Negotiation Project, Romance Languages, and International Studies. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 1982-1984 Bachelor of Science, Social Sciences, Major - Nonviolent Conflict and Change, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. 1982


Dr. Birkhoff combines her theoretical understanding, research experience, and group learning and collaboration skills to flexibly respond to complex group planning, problem solving and decision making challenges. She works with parties to ensure that collaboration achieves clear outcomes and includes capacity building for future challenges.


Dr. Birkhoff's normal fee for mediation and facilitation is $150. This includes indirect and overhead costs. Training and coaching fees are negotiable.

Other Information

Dr. Birkhoff serves the field in a number of leadership positions. She has served the Association of Conflict Resolution Environmental and Public Policy Diversity Mentoring Project and on the Leadership Council for the Environmental and Public Policy Section. She has served on the Community Based Collaborative Research Consortium and on the Board of the National Conference for Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution.

Areas of Practice

  • Environmental
  • Land Use
  • Organizational
  • Public Policy
  • Technology

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Facilitator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Systems Designer

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.