The instructors in our programs are highly experienced practitioners and trainers who bring a deep understanding of theory combined with real world experience to deliver highly interactive trainings and workshops.

 
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William DeVane Logue

Bill Logue teaches negotiation as an Adjunct Professor at Quinnipiac Law School where he is also Senior Fellow and Director of Training Programs and co-director of the Connecticut Agricultural Mediation Program. He is also a West Hartford based independent mediator, facilitator, consensus builder, trainer and consultant to individuals, groups, associations, corporations, law firms, foundations and public organizations.  He has helped creatively craft agreements that build relationships and promote practical solutions to difficult problems. Bill has worked in the field of conflict resolution since 1986 in the public and private sector. He is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Connecticut School of Law and is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Bill’s public policy consensus building and facilitation work has included projects with for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority/US Department of Energy, the Long Island Sound Study and the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary, and the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.

Bill frequently mediates employment, workplace, commercial, construction and other matters.  He has designed and led mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution training programs for organizations including the Connecticut Judicial Branch Judges and the Housing Mediation Unit, the Connecticut CHRO, Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation and Department of Capital Asset Management, and the National Association of Attorneys General, health care, financial and other industries in the private sector. Bill contributed three chapters to the Mediation Practice Book published in 2001 and was a regular contributing columnist on ADR to the Connecticut Law Tribune for several years. Bill is past chair of the Connecticut Bar Association ADR Section and past Co-Chair of the Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution in the Courts, he is a past President of the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution, a panelist with the Connecticut Department of Education, the US Postal Service and a Senior Affiliate Practitioner with the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration. He is past Chair of the Connecticut Bar Foundation James Cooper Fellows and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

 
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Loraine M. Della Porta

Loraine’s public sector career spans over 25 years and reflects extensive experience in public engagement, organizational development, dispute systems design and training.  She is a trained lawyer and experienced mediator, facilitator and dispute systems designer.

Prior to establishing her own firm and working with The Logue Group, Loraine served for 12 years as the Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC), a free-standing institute of the University of Massachusetts Boston which serves as a neutral forum and state/regional-level resource to assist public entities in resolving conflict and collaborating on important policy issues within government and across sectors.  During her tenure, she played a major role in designing dispute systems and delivering training and capacity-building programs for federal, state and municipal officials, including for the Governor’s Executive Leadership Academy, the MA Department of Revenue, MA Department of Corrections and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Loraine also served as the director of UMass Boston’s Kettering Public Policy Institute, which provided a vehicle for communities to engage in deliberative dialogue and civil discourse, and public policy issues such as immigration, affordable health care, land use/environmental issues, racial/ethnic tensions and youth violence. 

Loraine graduated with honors from Providence College and Roger Williams University School of Law. She is certified by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) and assists government entities and other organizations (domestic and foreign) in framing issues for public dialogue and deliberation.  Loraine is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Peace, Democracy and Development and the University of Massachusetts Boston and where she currently teaches Advanced Intervention Techniques for Public Disputes for the Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution. She also teaches mediation at Roger Williams University School of Law.