Richard Bodine has consulted with numerous schools on gifted education, individualized learning programs, behavior management and administrative issues and has directed teacher training institutes on innovative practice. In the past six years he has trained over 3000 adults and over 1000 youth in conflict resolution processes. He has taught graduate level courses in administration at the University of Illinois including a course on the principalship. For twenty years, he served as principal of Leal Elementary School in Urbana, Illinois. In 1992 he was the recipient of the Illinois State Board of Education ?Those Who Excel? award as an outstanding administrator. Richard holds training certificates from CDR Associates of Boulder, Colorado, for Mediation, for Dispute Management Systems Design, and for Conflict Resolution in Organizations. He is the co-author of the following books: The School for Quality Learning: Managing the School and the Classroom the Deming Way, Research Press, (1993); Creating the Peaceable School, Research Press, (1994); Peer Mediation; Conflict Resolution in Schools, Research Press, Revised (1997); Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Implementing Programs in Schools, Youth Serving Organizations, and Juvenile Justice Settings, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education, (1996); The Handbook for Conflict Resolution Education, Jossey-Bass, (1998); Developing Emotional Intelligence: A Guide to Behavior Management and Conflict Resolution in Schools, Research Press, (1999).