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In 2012, Loraine M. Della Porta founded The Resolution Collaborative (TRC), and brought together a diverse consortium of professionals who are dedicated to helping others achieve peaceful and effective resolution of conflict.  TRC's team has deep experience in working with individuals and organizations of all types and sizes to build their conflict competency and achieve positive outcomes. 


TRC offers a wide range of services including mediation, facilitation, training, coaching, organizational climate assessment, dispute systems design, and contract ombuds services.  We pride ourselves on being able to help clients find the solution that works best for them or their organization.  

 If you’d like to learn more about how TRC services can help you or your organization, book a free, no-obligation introductory consult today.

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Loraine (she/her/hers) is an experienced mediator, facilitator, ombuds, trainer, coach, and dispute systems designer. Her career reflects extensive experience in public engagement, consensus building, organizational development, and conflict prevention. Prior to founding TRC, Loraine served for 12 years as the Deputy Director of the MA Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC), a free-standing institute of the University of Massachusetts Boston that assists public entities in resolving conflict, facilitating public engagement, and collaborating on important policy issues within government and across sectors.


Loraine graduated with honors from Providence College and Roger Williams University School of Law. She studied extensively at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University and later earned an Executive Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University. Loraine is also certified by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) and assists government entities and other organizations (domestic and foreign) in framing issues for public dialogue and deliberation.


Loraine serves as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston where she has taught Advanced Intervention Techniques for Public Disputes and Deliberative Dialogue. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at Roger Williams University School of Law and Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she teaches mediation and also co-directs the Connecticut Agricultural Mediation Program. Loraine is admitted to legal practice in Massachusetts and is currently Co-Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Dispute Resolution’s Public Disputes and Consensus Building Committee. She is also a member of the International Ombuds Association.  Loraine is a proud past president of both the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution (NEACR) and the Center for Mediation and Collaboration of Rhode Island (CMCRI). 

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