Jason Gladfelter – Conflict management expert and beer geek

Jason Gladfelter has more than 20 years of experience in team leadership, management and customer relations positions through his extensive work in the retail, sales and training industries.

In 2008, he moved to Bangalore, India to serve as a Conflict Resolution Specialist for Meta-Culture Consulting, South Asia’s first relationship and conflict management consulting firm. While in India, Jason managed a diverse Indian and international client base, assisted in customizing training materials, delivered corporate trainings, and managed in-house training schedules and IT networks.

He served as a volunteer international on-line facilitator with Soliya.net for 3 years, where he coordinated online discussions with participants from around the world on topics ranging from Middle East tensions to personal perspectives of other cultures. He desires to pick this up again when schedules permit.

Jason is a Certified Cicerone® Beer Server, has extensive knowledge of the craft beer industry, has written more than 3,300 beer reviews, is a home-brewer and serves as a store manager/beer buyer at a premier Denver wine and beer shop. He has volunteered at the Great American Beer Festival since 2005. In 2015 Jason launched the Brewery Mediation Network to help breweries repair, manage and strengthen their “people ingredient”.  He introduced the Pub Dialogues to OvalOptions’ services and currently heads this program.

Jason holds a Master’s of Arts in Conflict Resolution (2006), as well as an Advanced Studies Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (2004), both from the University of Denver. He interned at Coors Distributing Company in 2005 and the Center for Intelligence and Terrorism Studies collecting data on global conflicts in 2006. He has received mediation training from the University of Denver, Face-to-Face Mediation of Aurora, CO, and the International Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution’s international symposium in Prague, Czech Republic.

In 2005, he was president of SCORE, a student organization for conflict resolution at the University of Denver, and interned at Coors Distributing Company. He maintains an online blog dedicated to the beer industry. Jason completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Kansas with a degree in History. Rock Chalk!

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