Bio (Carol Brown)
Carol Brown is a scholar-practitioner who has a keen interest in dialogue, process and organizational development. She holds relational practice in high regard and views it as the bridge between seemingly opposing ideas. Brown's research and practice interest is focused on shared leadership and collaborative processes. She has two adult children and lives in Sooke, B.C.
Brown practiced business law and for 20 years was counsel to hundreds of small and medium enterprises negotiating a variety of business agreements. She has been mediating since 2000 and is a member of the Mediate B.C. Roster, and focuses on workplace mediation. Brown has also participated as a corporate director since 1986, mainly on non-profit boards, where she has been able to practice her relational and problem-solving skills with curiosity, compassion, and the courage to voice a dissenting opinion. In 2008, Brown was a corporate director for the Insurance Corporation of B.C. In 2009, she was appointed to the Prince George Airport Authority, where she chairs the human resource committee.
Brown completed her doctoral studies in 2013 in human and organizational development at Fielding Graduate University. She has a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University, a law degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a bachelor of commerce from the University of Windsor. Brown has a CGA designation, a certificate in conflict resolution from the Justice Institute, and has completed the director’s education program from the Rotman School of Business.