About Us

Concorde Inc. is a private, family-owned and operated company active in negotiation, mediation, dispute resolution system design, and consensus building.  The President and CEO is Dr. Ben Hoffman, an internationally recognized leader in demand throughout the world. Dr. Evan Hoffman, who also directs our training affiliate, the Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation, is an Associate of Concorde Inc. as is Mr. Warren Hoffman, B. Sc., M.Sc., who provides a bridge between the technical aspects of resource-based conflicts and the mediation process.

Since its inception in 1989, Concorde has been a leader in providing facilitation and mediation services to numerous clients  in both the private and public sectors. We have helped resolve family, business, organizational and environmental disputes as well as providing negotiation strategy advice and coaching to clients wanting professional assistance with their negotiation.

Recent years have seen Concorde specialize in mediating complex multi-party, multi-issue natural resource disputes. For example, for the last three years Concorde has been mediating the Gladstone Reconciliation Process and the Skeena Watershed Initiative  – two major conflicts in British Columbia related to First Nation fishing rights, conservation issues, and economic sustainability.

Our Approach

Customized Conflict Assessment and Intervention Design

Concorde Inc. uses the most appropriate conflict analysis tools, depending on the context of the conflict, to produce a thorough analysis that will lead to the design and implementation of a customized intervention aimed at eliminating the root causes of conflict and helping you to build constructive relations, internally, and with others.