In Memory of Bob Good (1942-2022)
Thanks, Bob, for your service to our country, to mediation in Texas, and to Mediation Dynamics, and for your friendship.
- Mark W. Batchelder
Bob Good, M.S., M.A., is a U. S. Army officer (retired) residing in Fort Worth, Texas. From the early 1970’s to the mid-1980’s, he was involved in negotiations in the international and government arenas. Bob was a founding partner of and a primary instructor for Mediation Dynamics from 2000-2013.
Since the late 1980’s Bob has:
for 17 years (1989-2006) served as executive director of Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas, Inc., in Fort Worth, Texas, one of 17 publicly-funded mediation programs in the state;
performed hundreds of mediations for parties in all types of litigation, for the USDA Agricultural Mediation program, USDA Region 5, the U.S. Postal Service REDRESS program, and privately mediated family and insurance cases;
trained over 2,500 individuals in all aspects of mediation;
formerly served as an adjunct professor in the Dallas Baptist University graduate school of business, Conflict Resolution Management program; and
served as Mediation Clinic Supervisor for Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (Fort Worth).
Bob’s mediation training clients have included:
Southwest Management Corp. (Midland),
General Services Administration (Fort Worth),
Consumer Credit Counseling Service (Dallas),
Enterprise Foundation (Dallas),
Enserch Corporation (Lone Star Gas) (Dallas),
General Motors Corporation (Arlington & Wichita Falls, TX; Shreveport, LA),
the Texas dispute resolution centers in Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Kerrville and Paris,
Texas Municipal Court Training Center (Austin),
Texas Department of Mental Health Mental Retardation (Austin),
Fort Worth Independent School District, and
Fort Worth Housing Authority.
A qualified court-appointed mediator in Texas, Bob is also a Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution; a Kansas Supreme Court Approved Mediator and Mediation Trainer; a member of the Tarrant County Association of Mediators, and the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable. He is also a former member of the Texas Association of Mediators, the Tarrant County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association ADR Section.
He has completed over 1,000 hours of training in mediation, arbitration and conflict management, including courses conducted by the Kansas Bar Association; the State Bar of Texas; the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Dallas); the U.S. Postal Service REDRESS program (Fort Worth); the Center for Dispute Resolution (Boulder, CO); the Oklahoma Early Settlement Program; and the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Bob holds these degrees:
B.S., Journalism, Oklahoma State University;
M.S., Counseling, Long Island University; and
M.A., Management, Webster University, St. Louis, MO.
Please call Mark W. Batchelder at 817-926-5555 with any questions about MEDIATION DYNAMICS.
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