Janet Grogan (BA, Simmons)
Mediation, Facilitation, Conflict Coaching, Organizational Development, System Assessment & Design, Training
Janet Grogan (BA, Simmons) joined the staff of The Mediation Group after many years of collaboration. She has over twenty years of human resources and organizational development experience dealing with a range of issues such as work place conflicts, employee training and development, benefits, leadership and recruitment. She has developed policy, conducted training, facilitated and implemented strategic planning and has a track record of mediating disputes and creating effective solutions for internal resolution.
Janet has spent the last seven years dividing her time between providing human resource consulting to small and non-profit organizations, and work with The Mediation Group. Over the last three years she has developed a workshop on Effective Communication which has been delivered to a variety of organizations both as a stand-alone event and as part of organizational efforts to resolve conflict.
Prior to that, she served as the Director of Human Resources at The Community Builders, Inc., a nationally recognized multi-state nonprofit developer and manager of affordable housing. Janet also spent 10 years in a number of capacities at the Massachusetts Port Authority, handling a full range of employee-relations issues with both union and non-union employees including complaints of discrimination and harassment. She was responsible for policy development and implementation and the realignment of staff and responsibilities during a time of organizational change.
She taught for three years at the Law Center at UMass-Boston where she was also trained, and worked as a mediator in local district courts. Prior to joining the Law Center, she spent 9 years as a lay advocate and trainer in the Legal Services system specializing in disability benefits and issues.
Janet is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Somerville Homeless Coalition, is a member of the Alliance to Increase Diversity in CDC's and is a former Vice-Chair of the Board of the Episcopal City Mission.