KRISTINE PARANICA, Director
Kristine Paranica, J.D., Director of the UND Conflict Resolution Center, provides mediation, conflict coaching, consultation, team development and training for CRC clients. She also serves as Adjunct Professor of Law in Alternative Dispute Resolution at UND. She is Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), and also serves on the Joint Committee on ADR for the North Dakota Supreme Court and Bar Association, where she helped to develop the Family Mediation Program and the Mediation Code of Ethics. Kristine previously served as a District Court Staff Attorney where she helped to establish and oversee the district's mediation program and served as a Judicial Referee, and has worked as an Assistant States' Attorney for Burleigh County. She is a Certified Transformative Mediator™.
She has published works for the North Dakota Law Review; with the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation including a chapter in Transformative Mediation: A Sourcebook, and at Mediate.com, and contributes to a variety of magazines, radio shows and blogs. Kristine has presented annually at the International Conferences of the Association for Conflict Resolution, at the Family Section Conference of the Association for Conflict Resolution in Savannah, Georgia, and at the International Symposia on Transformative Mediation in Philadelphia, St. Paul, and Santa Barbara. She served as a Chair of ACR's Conference in San Diego in 2011. She was the Keynote Speaker in 2009 for the Conference of Conflict Resolution Minnesota, and has spoken at many smaller regional conferences over the past 15 years.
She has developed and manages an academic Certificate in Conflict Transformation that includes online courses in Leadership and Conflict Resolution, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict Management, Special Topics in Conflict Transformation, Mediation Seminar, and Annual Symposia. This certificate program is available to professionals who aspire to be in leadership positions including human resource professionals, as well as traditional college students.
SARAH PROM, MA, LPC, Conflict Management Consultant
Sarah Prom is a Conflict Management Consultant for the UND Conflict Resolution Center. Her roles at the Center include mediation, facilitation, training, education, conflict coaching, internship supervision and marketing. She received her initial Family and Civil mediation training from the Center and has had additional training in Team Development, Conflict Management, Relational Facilitation and Restorative Justice Processes. She is a Certified Transformative Mediator™ and is also certified in the use of the Conflict Dynamics Profile.
Sarah has presented often at Conflict Resolution Minnesota as well as nationally at the Association for Conflict Resolution. Sarah has traveled the state and region training and presenting on conflict management topics to Human Resource groups, Social Service professionals as well as various people-managers and supervising groups. She has designed and facilitated countless Team Development events for myriad workplace settings. She is a rostered mediator with the North Dakota Family Mediation Project and serves on the Joint Committee on ADR for the North Dakota Supreme Court. Sarah is an instructor for online courses in Conflict Management and has been a guest lecturer on conflict management and related areas at three Colleges/Universities in the region.
She received her BA in Psychology, BS in Social Work, and MA in Counseling from the University of North Dakota. She is a licensed professional counselor with therapeutic and administrative experience in an inpatient psychiatric hospital setting. Sarah was an intern at the UND Conflict Resolution Center as well as served on the Board of Governors for the UND Conflict Resolution Center for five years prior to becoming a staff member in 2008.
EMILY HOLTH, Conflict Management Consultant
Emily Holth is a Conflict Management Consultant for the UND Conflict Resolution Center. Her roles at the Center include mediation, facilitation, training, education, and marketing. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of North Dakota, and she received her Mediation training from the Center.
Before joining the Center, Emily was with Wells Fargo Bank for thirteen years. While at Wells Fargo, Emily served as a Learning and Development Consultant, where she trained and facilitated many different banker and manager courses in both traditional classroom and virtual classroom settings. Her facilitating and training experience is varied in many different aspects of the corporate financial industry, including professional development, management skills, and conflict resolution. She also served as a District Service Manager, where she provided coaching and support, including conflict resolution training and coaching, to fourteen different banking stores throughout North Dakota and Western Minnesota.