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Bodi McKenna Regan, JD

Lecturer, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Bodi Regan teaches courses and develops curricula in Negotiation, Mediation, Power and Conflict, and Constructive Multicultural Conflict for the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Bodi is also a Lecturer in Professional Studies in the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Master of Science Program in the School of Professional Studies, Columbia University where he has taught a variety of negotiation and conflict resolution courses since 2009.

Bodi has applied his negotiation and conflict resolution expertise and skills in a variety of professional roles and settings, including at Brooklyn Law School where he was the Director of the Mediation Clinic and Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law,  and at the University of California, Berkeley where he was the Associate Ombudsperson.  In his role as Ombudsperson, Bodi assisted in the management and resolution of over 300 workplace conflicts.  Bodi is the former Director of the Simon Wiesenthal - New York Tolerance Center, a professional development, multimedia training facility, providing educators, law enforcement officials, government practitioners and corporate groups interactive, experiential workshops exploring the issues of implicit bias, prejudice, diversity, tolerance and cooperation in schools, workplaces and communities.  In the early 2000s, Bodi worked for the Center for Court Innovation, the research and development arm of the New York State Unified Court System, as the Associate Director for National Technical Assistance.  In his role at the Center, Bodi was responsible for the planning, management and delivery of technical assistance and consulting services to jurisdictions around the nation planning and implementing problem-solving courts and community justice initiatives.

Bodi has over 25 years of experience as a mediator, facilitator and workshop leader.  He has completed numerous advanced trainings in conflict resolution, facilitative leadership, diversity training and coaching.  A main focus of his consulting practice is training individuals and teams how to use the power of collaborative negotiation to achieve their professional goals while improving relationships.  His mediation practice spans a wide variety of cases, including workplace disputes and community conflicts. 

Bodi is a certified mediation trainer for the New York State Unified Court System.  He has a Certificate of Completion in the Foundations of Organizational Ombuds Practice from the International Ombudsman Association, and a Certificate in Brain-based Leadership Coaching from The NeuroLeadership Institute.  He received his BA in Government from St. Lawrence University and his Juris Doctor from the New College of California School of Law.  Bodi is a member of the California and American Bar Associations, as well as numerous ADR professional organizations