Scott Silk

Scott Silk

Scott Silk is a trainer, educator, facilitator, mediator, and lawyer. In addition to his work as a member of the training team at NCRC, he is the principal at Olive Branch Solutions, an associate for Essential Partners, a dialogue and training organization in Cambridge, MA, and a history and social science teacher at Pacific Ridge School.

He is especially proud of his work as a dialogue facilitator and the San Diego founder of Hands of Peace, a youth empowerment organization that builds understanding and supports agents of change in the Palestinian, Israeli, and American communities. He strongly believes that deep listening and inquiry have the power to bridge divides and build community.


  • J.D. from Denver University School of Law
  • M.Ed. in Secondary Education for Depaul University
  • B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan
  • Kentucky Bar Association


  • The ARTful Conversation
  • Art of Inclusive Communication (ARTIC)
  • Conflict Coaching
  • Mediation
  • Facilitated Dialogue


Reading, cooking, biking, hiking, golfing, and spending time with friends and family.