Alexia Georgakopoulos, Ph. D., is the Director of ICRC and she is the Primary Trainer who conducts and presents trainings. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from the School of Human Communication from Arizona State University. She is a professor, practitioner, and world class expert in conflict resolution and communication with two decades of work in the fields. She has recently been interviewed and appeared on NBC’s Today Show and discussed the topic of “Is World Peace Possible?”
Alexia Georgakopoulos has extensive experience as an educator, trainer, researcher, and practitioner in the conflict resolution field. She is a nationally and internationally sought out mediator and mediation trainer. She has published numerous papers in leading conferences and journals. She was recently interviewed and featured on WLRN, HORIZON Magazine, National Safety Council's Magazine, Radio X, and Barry University Radio.
She is currently a Professor of Conflict Resolution and Analysis in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at Nova Southeastern University. For programs and degree information please visit http://shss.nova.edu/. Dr. Georgakapoulos has previously taught at three other premiere universities, which most recently included Arizona State University.She is a practicing mediator in both domestic and international contexts. Most recently on the domestic front, she directed the Foreclosure Mediation Summit at NSU and Directs the Student Chapter of Mediators Beyond Borders. In the international front, she is a member of the Middle East Initative Group of Mediators Beyond Borders working for "Peace" in Middle East and specifically in Israel and Palestine. She educates students from over 84 countries around the world. She has been invited to train mediators in the Middle East, Europe, South America, and Africa. Her speciality in mediation includes training court connected mediators and pre-suit mediators both domestically and internationally. Also, she delivers of a wide variety of conflict resolution and communication programs.
The Florida Bar has approved a number of her programs for CLE credits. She regularly offers Continuing Mediation Education (CME) and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs. Please see the programs available at ICRC for program descriptions and details. She is approved by the Florida Supreme Court as a primary trainer for Florida Supreme Court Certification in County and Family Mediation.
Alexia Georgakopoulos received her Ph.D. in Communication from Arizona State University where she attended the School of Human Communication. Her areas of expertise are in Conflict Resolution, Organizational Communication, Intercultural Communication, Instructional Pedagogy, Nonverbal Communication, and Relational Communication. Her training is based on two decades of academic work in the fields of communication and conflict resolution. She combines her interdisciplinary skills of conflict resolution, communication, and psychology in her role as a trainer.
Alexia Georgakopoulos works as a professional practitioner and conflict resolution specialist for multinational organizations, school systems, healthcare organizations, family systems, governmental agencies, religious organizations, community-based organizations, and international organizations. She delivers mediation, facilitation, communication, diversity, and conflict management trainings. She is committed to offering quality educational programs.
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