Thomas Fiutak, EdD

Portrait of Thomas Fiutak, EdD

Thomas Fiutak, EdD

TLI Faculty, Technological Leadership Institute


Doctorate in Higher Education/Organizational Behavior
Indiana University - Bloomington

Masters of Arts in College Student Personnel
Indiana University - Bloomington

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
Canisius College


    Thomas Fiutak is currently Senior Fellow in the Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities as well as Lecturer in the faculty of the Conservation Biology department. He has taught Conflict Management, and Mediation Systems in the Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and initiated and directed the Conflict and Change Center which coordinated research in the areas of negotiation, mediation models, and conflict management systems. His specific focus has been on organizational and conflict cultures and their effect on the negotiation arenas they create. Since 1985 as Fellow at the Salzburg Seminar (Austria) on Dispute Resolution, he has provided negotiation training for policy makers, government officials, educators, judges, private sector negotiators, leaders of non-government organizations, and financial officers in North America, as well as 15 other countries in Asian, Europe, and Africa.

    Alternate Job Roles
    Asian Development Bank

    Co Leader
    Climate Change Project
    Mediators Beyond Borders, Int'l

    Curriculum Vitae

    Research Interests

    Cross cultural mediation models, the effect of perceived culture on the facilitation of a mediation. Conflict cultures in organizations.


    • Mediator
    • Trainer of negotiators and mediators
    • Cross cultural dispute systems
    • Cease fire negotiations team consulting
    • Consultation on authentic arena for negotiation systems

    Asian Development Bank, World Bank, United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change, Capella University, Greek Ministry of Justice, Brigham Young University, YMCA of Egypt, Schools for the Deaf in Massachusetts, New York, Washington, Indiana, and Toronto,  

    Currently Teaching Courses
    M.S in Management of Technology: Conflict Management (MOT 8900)


    "Le médiateur dans l'arène. Réflexion sur l'art de la médiation". Eres, 2009