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Robert Pidgeon

Robert Pidgeon

Position

Associate Faculty

School

Humanitarian Studies, Environment and Sustainability

Summary

Robert Pidgeon is owner and principle of Clear Resolve, a Toronto consulting practice helping those in organizations manage conflict. He came to conflict management work drawn by his long and continuing curiosity regarding both self-awakening and complex problem solving. His interest in Buddhism, Eastern philosophies and martial arts combine with a background in applied mathematics to drive him to challenge himself, his clients and students to deeply understand both themselves and the complexity of their system as a means to transform conflict. He is a board member of the ADR Institute of Ontario and assesses new applicants for chartered mediator status with that organization.

Experience

Pidgeon’s clients are drawn from fields including health care, education and telecommunications. His work involves managing conflict intervention processes for groups, and building conflict management capacity in organizations through tailored education programs. At Royal Roads University, he has been an associate faculty member in the MA in Conflict Analysis and Management program since 2006 and also teaches conflict management in the university’s MA in Environmental Education and Communication.  Closer to home, Pidgeon teaches a two-course introduction to conflict management with the University of Toronto.

Qualifications

Pidgeon is a chartered mediator with the ADR Institute of Canada and holds master’s degrees in both mathematics from UBC and conflict management from Royal Roads University. He also holds certification from York University’s dispute resolution program and is trained as a restorative justice circle keeper with Peacebuilders International.