Roy Johnson | Founder & Principal
MA, C.Arb, C.Med
Director, Senior Consultant
Roy is co-author of the top-selling “Turning Conflict into Profit” and a founder and Principal of The Neutral Zone Coaching and Consulting Services Inc. Roy is an arbitrator, mediator, facilitator, investigator and trainer who works with communities, families, and public and private-sector organizations. He is a national conference speaker on topics including communication, change, diversity and inclusion, leadership, teamwork, unconscious or implicit bias and workplace respect and bullying. For over 20 years, Roy has mediated and resolved disputes ranging from interpersonal complaints to complex multi-issue conflicts. In keynotes, he presents insights gleaned from years of work in the trenches and balances this with humour and a passion for healing broken relationships.
Roy holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Alberta and an MA from Simon Fraser University. He also holds a post-graduate diploma in Adult Education from the University of BC along with a Certificate of Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of BC. Roy is ProSci® certified, and is ADRIC certified in alternative dispute resolution.
Roy has been a member of the Police Complaints Resolution Roster, a Governor of the Justice Institute of BC, a Panel Chair of the BC Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal, a volunteer with various LGBTQ2S+ organizations, and a Director of the Board of Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of BC, and is currently involved in strata governance in Canada and the United States.
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