Polly Davis is the Interim Manager of the King County Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Polly is a mediator, negotiator and trainer. During her more than 20 years as a mediator, she has worked with the Northwest Institute for Restorative Justice; the King, Snohomish and Pierce County Dispute Resolution Centers; Conflict Resolution, Research and Resource Institute (CRI); and the King County Alternative Dispute Resolution Office.
Polly is a specialist in the prevention, management, and resolution of conflict with more than 15 years of experience working with community, non-governmental organizations, environmental, and governmental sectors addressing areas including matters of human rights. She is also a developer and trainer of culturally pertinent and topically applicable training curricula and coach.
What do poker, software development and coaching have in common?
Tamir Hasan would tell you it’s reading situations through the eyes of others, quickly recognizing habitual patterns, and supporting the discovery of solutions through inquiry. After spending 14 years as a software developer with Metro, KCIT, and the Wastewater Treatment Division, he followed his passion and made a career change into coaching and conflict resolution. With the Alternative Dispute Resolution group and serving as the King County coaching program coordinator, he trains fellow employees to serve as internal coaches to support the organizational shift towards a coaching culture. He also contributed to qualifying the coach training for accreditation by the International Coach Federation, so all newly trained coaches can obtain credentials rooted in industry standards.
Tamir is also a mediator that facilitates conversations between parties, and supports them in developing the skills to repair relationships and find their own solutions in their situation. He regularly leads trainings which teach various conflict resolution skills for groups looking to create the futures the wish to have.
Jasbinder (Jazs) K. Dhoot coordinates mediations for King County and other public sector employees in the Puget Sound area, oversees more than 100 mediators in the ADR program’s cadre, and manages the training of mediators in the practicum. In addition, Jazs is the primary contact person for the Interlocal Conflict Resolution Group.
As a certified mediator and coach, attorney and therapist, Jazs has a diverse background working for non-profits and governmental agencies and has a wealth of knowledge and experience from the mediation, legal, compliance and mental health fields.
Jazs embraces a mediation coaching spirit since conflict impacts all of us and mediation and facilitated conversations help to clear the air, allowing for a “reset” in the relationship and folks learn new tools and develop greater awareness of themselves. Jazs is a passionate curious learner who is always looking to further develop existing and acquire new skills and knowledge. She desires to disrupt the status quo, make an impact, promote equity social justice values and give back to the community.