About Nora Ludviksen
In my former career as an architect, the most satisfying part of my work was leading teams of people through complex decisions, from conflict to creativity. Now I help design firm leaders build a work environment where staff, consultants, and clients can tap into their most collaborative selves, respond to obstacles and setbacks, shift frustration to focus, and get the work done.
Training and Experience
I trained at the Volunteers of America Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) in Everett, Washington, where I completed the rigorous eighteen-month practicum required for certification. The DRC and its staff are renowned for professional trainings of the highest caliber, created and developed with over thirty years of experience in the conflict management field. My training and practice meet the guidelines of the Washington Mediation Association.
Since 2012, I've served as a volunteer mediator at the DRC, mediating workplace and family conflicts.
My trainings and advanced professional education include:
- Workplace mediation
- Family mediation
- Elder mediation
- Child-informed mediation for divorcing families
- Restorative practice
- Settlement writing
- Property division
- Regional and national dispute resolution conferences
About the Table
In naming my practice, I was inspired by Pablo Neruda's book of poetry Odes to Common Things. Neruda reveals the beauty and universal meaning in ordinary objects around us. He describes the table as trustworthy and life-sustaining. For me, the table also represents the place where, for generations, people have gathered to break bread, discuss important issues, and settle their differences. At the Table, I've created a neutral yet familiar place for people to meet and talk.
Come to the Table