Samantha Hardy is a leader in the field of conflict management and resolution.
She has been described as both a practical thinker and a thinking practitioner. Sam has undergraduate degrees in Arts and Law, a Masters in Law, postgraduate degrees in education and training, and a PhD in conflict resolution. She also has many years of international experience as a conflict resolution practitioner. In addition to offering conflict coaching and mediation services, Sam is also a well-known trainer, university educator and writer in the field of conflict resolution.
Sam has been accredited as a Mediator under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System and is a Certified Transformative Mediator by the US Institute of Conflict Transformation. She is an experienced conflict coach and the founder of the REAL Conflict Coaching System. Sam has been mediating and conflict coaching since 1997. She practices primarily in the workplace context, and in the university sector. She is the principal of Conflict Coaching International and also provides online training through CCI Academy. Sam also holds appointments at a number of universities in Australia, South East Asia and the United States.
Sam has published widely in conflict resolution, including her books Dispute Resolution in Australia, 3rd Ed. (2014) co-authored with David Spencer, Mediation for Lawyers (2010) co-authored with Olivia Rundle, and Sex, Gender, Sexuality and the Law: Social and legal issues facing individuals, couples and families (2016) co-authored with Olivia Rundle and Damien Riggs.
Sam has a particular interest in narrative and storytelling in conflict management and resolution.
Keynote topics include matters relating to conflict management and leadership, and how conflict stories entrap us and how to become an active hero of your own conflict story.
University academic, professional trainer and conflict management practitioner for over 20 years. I have presented to many small and large groups of people, including university students, large professional conferences, Australian and international government bodies.