GURURAJ KUMAR, M.A. - Trainer, Mediator and System Designer
Gururaj is the Training and Policy Program Director for the ICONS Project. He oversees all aspects of ICONS' professional training programs, serving as client manager and course facilitator, as well as managing the administrative aspects for each session. Gururaj served as the Director of American University’s Mediation Services at American University, providing mediation, conflict management, and third-party facilitation services to all faculty, staff, and students on campus. Prior to working at American University, he was a Senior Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, where he provided organizational development, conflict management, and strategic communication expertise to government agencies experiencing large-scale organizational change. His professional experience also includes family mediation with the Washington, D.C. Superior Court and workshop design and facilitation in conflict management, cross-cultural communication, and organizational development. He is also an adjunct professor at American University, with the Washington Semester Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution program and the Intercultural Management Institute. Gururaj holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Psychology from the University of Michigan. He received his Master of Arts degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and a graduate certificate in Organizational Change Management from American University.