Roger T. Williams is a teacher, consultant and mediator after 33 years as a continuing education professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At UW-Madison, he organized continuing education experiences for professionals in the human services field and taught courses on stress management, team building and conflict resolution.
He has M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Adult Education from UW-Madison and his mediation skills have been shaped by Kenneth Cloke, the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, the Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center and other practitioners. He is a member of the Wisconsin Association of Mediators and Mediate.com. Trust-building and developing honest communication skills are at the heart of his mediation practice.
Mr. Williams lives near Madison, Wisconsin with his wife, Kristi; they have two grown children and two delightful grandchildren. In addition to his fee-for-service work, he is a volunteer mediator for farm family conflicts through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Articles related to his work with farm families undergoing farm succession are attached: “Farm Succession Planning” and “Farm Succession Communication.” These articles may be of interest to small businesses involved in succession planning, since many of the issues of small businesses mirror those of farm families.