David Dyck, Partner

2015June24DIL_9336David Dyck is a seasoned conflict resolution practitioner with over 25 years of experience as a mediator, trainer, facilitator, academic instructor and workplace consultant. Dave has been a Partner of Facilitated Solution since 2003.  In addition to numerous professional courses, Dave holds both a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution and is a Chartered Mediator with the ADR Institute of Canada.

David previously served as the lead trainer for the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program (1999-2002) and was the founding Program Coordinator of Circles of Support & Accountability Winnipeg (1999).  He has taught at the University of Winnipeg, the University of Prince Edward Island, and the Canadian School of Peacebuilding at Canadian Mennonite University, among others.

View Dave’s CV.


Direct Phone:  204-775-7238
Email:  ddyck@fscanada.org


Areas of Practice:

  • Skills-based training in leadership and conflict management
  • Mediation of workplace disputes (interpersonal and group)
  • Leadership coaching and conflict coaching
  • Executive management team development
  • Facilitation of inter-community dialogue (area of interest and growing practice)

Industry Areas:

  • Healthcare
  • Educational institutions
  • Crown corporations
  • Faith based organizations
  • Not-for-profit agencies
  • Private Industry

Academic and Professional Achievements:

MA in Conflict Management, Eastern Mennonite University, 2000
BA in Conflict Resolution Studies and Religious Studies, University of Winnipeg, 1993
University Gold Medal in Religious Studies
Certificate in Mediation, Mediation Services Winnipeg, 1999
View a list of Dave’s publications.

More About Me:

When I’m not working, I am busy being a dad to my two young sons and a life partner to Tammy. We like to go for walks, get to the family cottage, read, hang out with friends over meals, and are into sports (both playing and watching – go Jets & Blue Bombers!). I also coach kids flag football and hockey and just finished a 3-year term as a board member for the West Broadway Community Organization.

What I love about being a mediator:

Beyond the incredible privilege of accompanying people into the dark corners and transformational moments of their relationships, the thing I like best about being a mediator is what it continues to teach me about myself. Over 25 years now, it continues to be a stimulating, rich, humbling, and rewarding vocation. 

What I love about being part of the FS team:

The people. My co-workers are all kind, intelligent, funny, compassionate, and effective people. Honestly, they are. Which doesn’t mean we never have our “moments,” it just means that we get through them while continuing to learn and grow together. And that is pretty exciting.

An activity I really enjoy:

Going for a run puts gas in my tank. I am a calmer, clearer, happier guy because of this. And while I really miss playing men’s touch football after being forced to retire due to a torn ACL, I am currently contemplating a comeback in the plus-40 division!

Some authors I like:

-James Hollis, Pema Chödrön, Jean Vanier, & Annie Dilliard (contemplative)
-Pat Barker & Alice Munro (fiction)
-Mary Oliver & Robert Frost (poetry)
-Maurice Sendak (“Where the Wild Things Are”) & Irene Morck (“Tiger’s New Cowboy Boots”) and anything by Dr. Suess (children’s literature)


Some quotes I like:

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
– Carl Jung

“You can’t say A is made of B or vice-versa.  All mass is interaction.”
– Richard Feynman

 “My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the whole was greater than the sum of the parts. Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people.”
– Steve Jobs

“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius.  Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”
– Woffgang Amadeus Mozart