Virginia Goldblatt

Present Position

Director, Dispute Resolution Centre, College of Business, Massey University.

Professional Experience

Virginia Goldblatt has been a practising mediator since 1994 and her focus is on interpersonal and workplace disputes, contract negotiation, meeting facilitation and the mediation of civil matters such as defamation and consumer grievances. An increasing area of practice is the development of dispute resolution policy and procedures and the education of senior mangers. She also has an extensive backgrounnd in tertiary teaching and research and provides workshops and training on a regular basis.

Career Summary

University Lecturer 1971 to the present dayExperienced mediator, facilitator and trainer


Member, Electricity Workers Registration Board 1998-2000
University Disputes Adviser, Massey University 1996 - present
Senior Lecturer, Dispute Resolution, Massey University
Conciliator, New Zealand Medical Council 1999 onwards
Previous Vice-President (Mediation) AMINZ


Virginia co-authored with Boulle and Jones the 1998 edition for Butterworths of Mediation;Principles, Process, Practice and also, with Boulle and Green, the second edition for LexisNexis  which is due out January 2009. Virgina authored the chater on mediation for Dispute Resolution in New Zealand (Ed. Peter Spiller Pub.OUP 2007) and a number of refereed and non-refereed journal articles. She presents at academic and professional conferences in New Zealnd and internationally, in the USA, Singapore and Australia.
A separate list of publications is available on request

Speciality Areas

Employment, organisational facilitation, education sector, health care, civil disputes


MA HONS (First Class) from Victoria University of WellingtonDip Bus Stud (endorsed Dispute Resolution) from Massey University