Dr. Jennifer S. Goldman is an organizational psychologist and Founder of Alignment Strategies Group. Alignment Strategies Group helps leaders align who they are with what they do – and build the first-rate competencies needed – to negotiate and manage conflict effectively, and build leadership capacity. She brings extensive experience consulting to leaders in a variety of arenas, including global corporate and non-profit organizations, and top-tier academic institutions.
In addition, Dr. Goldman serves as an executive coach at Columbia Business School, and as an Adjunct Professor at the ICCCR, where she developed and teaches a new course called Transforming Conflict from Within: Leadership Interventions in Long-term Conflict. The course engages students as leaders and interventionists in their own and others’ protracted conflicts using the four realms of conflict transformation: wisdom (knowing), cognition (thinking), affect (feeling), and behavior (acting).
Dr. Goldman has co-authored articles with Dr. Peter Coleman in the International Journal of Conflict Management and Peace and Conflict Studies, and co-authored a chapter with Dr. Morton Deutsch in the Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice, Second Edition. Most recently, she published an article in Chief Learning Officer Magazine Executive Briefings called “Resolving Tough Conflicts – One Competency at a Time” showing how organizational leaders can use the new CIVIC framework for successfully managing challenging conflicts.
Earlier in her career, she served as Director of Negotiation Programs at Mediation Works Incorporated and as a facilitator for the internationally-acclaimed Program of Instruction for Lawyers at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She received a B.A. in Social Psychology from Tufts University and holds a Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.