Barney Jordaan


Barney Jordaan holds a doctorate in law from Stellenbosch University and is currently (since 2014) professor of management practice at Vlerick Business School, Belgium focusing on negotiation, conflict management and the resolution of disputes impacting on organisations. Prior to this he held appointments as professor of law at Stellenbosch University and as professor in negotiation at two leading business schools in South Africa (universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch).
Apart from his academic involvement, Barney has also been involved in private practice since 1985, first as associate in a human rights law firm in South Africa, thereafter as co-founder and director of a consulting practice with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg which specializes in negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution and currently as negotiation trainer, coach and mediator. He is a senior mediator, having been involved in the field since 1989. He is certified by the International Mediation Institute as well as by the ADR Group (UK), the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR, UK) and the Africa Centre for dispute Settlement (ACDS). Until June 2014 he was also consultant to the World Bank Group’s Office of Mediation Services. He has been listed annually in the International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediators since 2011.


Job Title : Professor of Management Practice: Negotiation, Conflict Management, Mediation

Management Domain
People Management & Leadership


Teaching in
Masters in General Management
Masters in Marketing and Digital Transformation
OMBA - Online MBA
Executive MBA

Expert in
Negotiation and conflict management