Bringing clients from a place of conflict to a place of peace and collaboration

Resolution Works is a consulting and training organization dedicated to providing skills and ways of thinking needed to build strong organizational cultures in all types of working environments. It is also a public resource for individuals, and organizations who wish to create powerful, sustainable collaborations and partnerships. This website provides a variety of instructional methods in a wide variety of media formats. Become part of a growing and thriving community!

About Stewart Levine

Stewart Levine is the founder of ResolutionWorks. Stewart is a “Resolutionary”, Counselor, Mediator, Facilitator, Trainer, Author and widely recognized for creating agreement and empowerment in the most challenging circumstances. He improves productivity while saving the enormous cost of conflict. His innovative work with Agreements for Results and his Resolutionary conversational models are unique. As a practicing lawyer he realized that fighting was a very ineffective way of resolving problems. As a marketing executive for AT&T he saw that the reason collaborations fall apart is that people do not spend the time at the beginning of new working relationships to create clarity about what they want to accomplish together, and how they will get there. This is true for employment relationships, teams, joint ventures and all members of any virtual team. His conversational models create Agreements for Results, and a quick return to productivity when working relationships break down. His models for problem solving, collaboration and conflict resolution are used in many Fortune 100 Organizations and have been endorsed by countless thought leaders including the House Judiciary Committee; 3M; American Express; Chevron; Con-Agra; EDS; General Motors; Harvard Law School; Oracle; Safeco; University of San Francisco; U.S. Departments of Agriculture; Navy and many others.

He teaches communication and conflict management skills for The American Management Association, CEO Space and the International Partnering Institute. He is a lecturer at the University of California Berkeley Law School and the MBA program at Dominican University of California. Stewart was recently inducted into the College of Law Practice Management.

Stewart is available for speaking and teaching in a variety of ways. Since the content is universal, he speaks before many industry groups, government agencies and non-profits in a variety of formats from keynotes to two and three day experiential learning programs or leadership retreats.

Stewart presenting over the years….


Latest Book:

The Best Lawyer You Can Be: A Guide to Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness

It’s no secret that individual lawyers are under siege in a profession with a high incidence of stress, divorce, substance abuse, and suicide. In this groundbreaking multi-dimensional collection, you can find tools and information that enable you to have both a successful career and a happy, satisfied life. These tools will teach you how to harness the transformative power of being more relational and less transactional.


Getting to Resolution: Turning Conflict into Collaboration

was an Executive Book Club Selection; Featured by Executive Book Summaries; named one of the 30 Best Business Books of 1998; and called a marvelous book by Dr. Stephen Covey. It has been translated into Russian, Hebrew and Portuguese. His chapter Cycle of Resolution was selected for inclusion in the Change Handbook, 2d Edition. Most approaches to conflict resolution and negotiation result in just temporary settlement, compromise, or capitulation. This book offers new principles and new tools to show how to get to a real, lasting resolution of any kind of personal, business, organizational, or community conflict. Read more about this book from the publisher …



The Book of Agreement: 10 Essential Elements for Getting the Results You Want,

has been endorsed by many thought leaders. It has been hailed as more practical than the classic Getting to Yes and named one of the best books of 2003. It shows how to design agreements collaboratively to reflect a clear joint vision of the desired outcome and produce results. The Book of Agreement provides ten powerful tools for creating successful agreements together. These tools help both parties clarify expectations, establish standards, and build partnerships. Also included are more than 25 agreement templates that cover all areas of life. Read more about this book …


Collaboration 2.0: Technology and Tools for Collaboration in a Web 2.0 World,

co-authored with David Coleman provides guidance for effectively communicating in the virtual world. The book is most beneficial for teams, groups, departments, cross-organizational teams and distributed organizations that are looking at some of the Web 2.0 technologies focused on communication, collaboration and interaction. The Authors’ Goals are to help you grasp the full array of tools available. If you use any type of collaboration technology from IM/Chat to a virtual team space, this book will help develop competence, and capacity as conscious communicators and collaborative process designers.

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