Aimee Gourlay, JD



Aimee Gourlay, Executive Director of Mediation Center, has been with Mediation Center since 1993. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Dispute Resolution Institute at Mitchell/Hamline Law School, teaching Negotiation and Mediation skills courses. Aimee is an adjunct faculty member with the Hamline MBA program, teaching Workplace Mediation Skills, Conflict Response for Managers, and Organizational Conflict Management Systems. She also serves on the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution National Roster of Environmental Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals and the Transportation sub-roster.

With expertise in providing conflict resolution assistance to people from diverse worldviews, Aimee mediates and facilitates resolution of workplace issues, public policy concerns and organizational problems. She is well known for her work facilitating processes with high emotions and multiple stakeholder groups. Her work includes conflict assessments, process design consulting and mediations for: land use; watershed management; nonprofit organizations; systemic racial discrimination claims; allocation of public resources; legislative policy making dialogue; environmental permitting; and, work with teams within state and local government. Aimee’s workplace consulting experience includes process design, negotiation and mediation. Her mediation work is focused on pre-litigation employment issues, working with individuals and teams to resolve problems before they escalate and to improve the quality of the workplace. Clients include corporations, non-profit organizations, professional associations, state and local governments, and educational institutions. She serves on the EEOC panel of mediators and as a consultant for the MN Supreme Court ADR Ethics Board, and served on the United States Postal Service EEOC State of Minnesota Department of Human Rights mediator panels.