Gururaj Kumar


Gururaj Kumar recently joined the Kaleidoscope Group and currently serves as a Senior Consultant. Most recently, Gururaj was the Training and Policy Program Director for the ICONS Project at the University of Maryland’s Center for International Development and Conflict Management.  There, he delivered leadership development trainings to thousands of public and private sector senior managers and executives, diplomats, and ambassadors in the areas of negotiation, conflict management, and crisis leadership.

As the Director of American University’s Mediation Services, Gururaj provided mediation, conflict management, and third-party facilitation services to all faculty, staff, and students on campus.  Prior to working at American University, he was a Senior Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, where he provided organizational development, conflict management, and strategic communication expertise to government agencies experiencing large-scale organizational change, including the IRS, Army, and Navy.  His professional experience also includes family mediation with the Washington, DC Superior Court and workshop design and facilitation in conflict management, cross-cultural communication, and organizational development.  He also teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses as an adjunct professor at American University with the Washington Semester at American University Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution program and the Intercultural Management Institute.

Gururaj holds a BA in History and Psychology from the University of Michigan.  He earned his MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and a graduate certificate in Organizational Change Management from American University.   During his spare time, Gururaj likes to play and watch sports, cook, and spend time with his wife in Chicago, IL.


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