Heideh D. Kabir’s career in the conflict resolution field has spanned the family, community, school and organizational arenas over several decades.
Post-college, Ms. Kabir became a Guardian ad Litem child advocate for the Durham, NC Courts for several years. This experience had a lasting effect on her, as she worked tirelessly to investigate family crisis situations involving abuse and/or neglect. She made recommendations to the presiding judges on what was in the best interest of the children. Ms. Kabir also worked in a middle school peer mediation program, training and coaching young people to be mediators for other students. Her conflict resolution work with children and families continued over the years. She worked for Program for Young Negotiators in Cambridge, MA. This non-profit offered a youth-centered negotiation curriculum to inner city Boston schools as an alternative to violence.
At the organizational level, Ms. Kabir worked in human resources for fifteen years, where her conflict resolution training was a valuable asset for resolving workplace disputes.
Ms. Kabir launched Denver Cooperative Divorce & Family Mediation, LLC in 2016. In addition to her private practice, she volunteers for Jefferson County’s Mediation Service in Golden. Each month, she mediates small claims and other civil cases for the Jeffco Courts. She was honored with the 2016 Mediator of the Year Award for her work in the Jeffco Courts. She was also inducted into the 100 Club in 2016, a distinction which recognizes those who have mediated 100+ cases for JCMS. As of 2019, Ms. Kabir has provided over 200 hours of free mediation services to improve the lives of Coloradans.
Ms. Kabir holds a Professional Mediator Certification from the Mediation Association of Colorado (the MAC), and has been a past member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM). She received her Master’s of Science degree in Conflict Analysis & Resolution from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.