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David J. Smith | David Smith Career Coaching

David J. Smith

David Smith Career Coaching

Principal/Career Coach

Rockville, MD

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David J. Smith has over 30 years’ experience as a consultant, lawyer, mediator, professor, trainer, senior manager, career coach, and author. He supports educators, youth, and professionals in promoting civic, conflict, and peacebuilding awareness. He works with groups and individuals in need of career coaching, mediation, and conflict engagement assistance. He has worked with over 500 colleges around the U.S. and has given nearly 600 talks on peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and international education. He is the president of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc., a 501c3 not-for-profit, that offers experiential learning opportunities for students and professionals. He was formerly a senior program officer and manager of national outreach at the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has taught at Harford Community College, Goucher College, Towson University, Georgetown University, Drexel University, and George Mason University. He served as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tartu (Estonia) teaching peace studies and alternative dispute resolution. David is a recipient of the William Kreidler Award for Distinguished Service to the field of Conflict Resolution given by the Association for Conflict Resolution and the inaugural Global Education Award for Outstanding Voluntary Service Leadership given by the World Affairs Council/Washington, DC. He was a featured presenter at TEDxFulbright “A Curious Picture” in June 2017 where he gave a talk titled “Talking about Peace.” The Washington Post featured David in its “Just Asking” column in April 2018. David is the author of "Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting Career Working for Peace" (IAP 2016) and the editor of "Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource" (USIP Press 2013) He has a BA from American University, an MS from George Mason University, and a JD from the University of Baltimore.

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  • Public Speaking
  • Training & Development
  • Coaching

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  • Career coaching
  • Education and Training
  • Humanitarian Education