Regina Odofle Thompson is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and holds a Master of Laws with Specialization in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Regina has over 20-years’ experience as a mediator in the areas of Human Rights, Family, Child Protection, Community and Civil Mediator, and a Certified Adjudicator. She is a trainer, facilitator, presenter, coach, and public speaker. As a member of a team of elite ADR trainers, Regina has provided training and coaching services internationally. Regina’s international consulting experience includes the design and delivery of culturally-appropriate mediation processes and procedures for the Uganda Human Rights Commission. Regina is a member of a Canada-based team of elite trainers who trained Police Officers and Social Workers in member countries of the Caribbean Common Market (CARICOM). She designed and delivered a culturally-appropriate mediation training to members of professional and community associations in Accra, Ghana.
Regina has expertise in mainstreaming culture and human rights perspectives into dispute resolution service provision as diversity, cultural context human rights/workplace, and family mediation trainer. Using a multiple-lens approach she has conducted thousands of mediations. Regina uses her unique skills and expertise to expand perspectives on the importance of culture in designing systems and processes for peace management and conflict resolution.
Regina is a sought-after Presenter and Guest Faculty. She has collaborated with various ADR Communities of Practice and Educational Institutions on the importance of inclusive systems design. ADR Communities of Practice: Ontario Association for Family Mediators (OAFM) Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (ADRIO), Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). Educational Institutions: Osgoode Hall Law School, Durham College, Humber College, University of Toronto.