Antony G. Hacking, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D
Tony has over twenty years of experience working with global organizations in 28 countries throughout North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. He is an expert facilitator and consultant in the areas of leadership, performance management, team effectiveness, negotiation, client service, conflict resolution, cross-cultural communication and ethics. Over his career he has designed and conducted workshops and consulting interventions for more than 50,000 United Nations staff, business leaders, managers, research scientists, lawyers, client services representatives, diplomats, military officers, clerical staff, technicians, doctors, allied healthcare workers, police officers, teachers and middle school students. He has also co-designed and led several courses at the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation (CEO&I) and the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Some of Tony’s most recent clients include UNICEF, WFP, UNFPA, the United Nations Secretariat, New York City DCAS Leadership, Columbia University (Business School, Teachers College, Executive Coaching Program, Center for International Conflict Resolution, Cahn Fellows Program), the City of New York (DCAS), the Federal Reserve Bank, J.P. Morgan, New York City Police Department, PGIM, Con Edison, Synergos Institute, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Inc., AstraZeneca, Bio-Rad Laboratories, The Medicines Company, and Bellevue Hospital. In addition, Tony is also an experienced mediator who has facilitated the successful resolution of both corporate and community disputes.
Coleman, P.T., Hacking, A.G., Stover, M.A., Fisher-Yoshida, B., and Nowak, A. (2008). Reconstructing Ripeness I: A Study of Constructive Engagement in Protracted Social Conflicts. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 26: 3-42.
Coleman, P.T., Fisher-Yoshida, B., Stover, M.A., Hacking, A.G., and Bartoli, A. (2008). Reconstructing Ripeness II: Models and Methods for Fostering Constructive Engagement across Protracted Divides. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 26: 43-70.
Hacking A., and Lowe, K. (2002) The P.E.A.C.E. Workshop: Conflict Resolution Training with a Twist for Middle Schoolers. New York Mediator .
Nakamura T., Ghilardi M.F., Mentis M., Dhawan V., Fukuda M., Hacking A., Moeller, J.R., Ghez C., Eidelberg, D. (2001) Functional networks in motor sequence learning: Abnormal topographies in Parkinson’s disease. Human Brain Mapping 12:42-60.
Martin J.H., Cooper S.E., Hacking A., Ghez C. (2000) Differential effects of deep cerebellar nuclei inactivation on reaching and adaptive control. Journal of Neurophysiology 83:1886-1899.
Martin J.H., Donarummo L., Hacking A. (2000) Impairments in prehension produced by early postnatal sensory-motor cortex activity blockade. Journal of Neurophysiology 83(2):895-906.
Martin J.H., Kably B., Hacking A. (1999) Activity-dependent development of cortical axon terminations in the spinal cord and brain stem. Experimental Brain Research 125:184-199.
He has presented on neuroscience and conflict resolution topics at the Society for Neuroscience (1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001) and the American Psychological Association (2003)
Ph.D., Columbia University, Social-Organizational Psychology (2020)
M.Phil., Columbia University, Social-Organizational Psychology (2019)
M.A, Teachers College, Columbia University, Social-Organizational Psychology (2002) B.A., Vassar College, Biopsychology with a correlate in Women’s Studies (1993)
Mediation Certification, State of New York (2000)
NBITM Social Intelligence Assessments Certification, SolutionsFinding (2005) Team Diagnostic Survey, 6 Team Conditions (2020)
Training and Curriculum Design
Tony has designed and developed learning programs in the areas of performance management, conflict management, negotiation, team effectiveness skills, and leadership development. For UNICEF, he developed a program called “Effective Performance Management Discussions” which was run in New York, Geneva, Kathmandu and Colombo. He also developed a program called “Empowering Conversation” which was facilitated in New York, Budapest, New Delhi, Islamabad, Amman, and Beirut and in an online / virtual format.
He has also developed leadership programs for the City of New York, Cahn Fellows Program at Teaches College, BDO, and PGIM. In addition, he has co-designed and led several graduate academic courses in the areas of collaborative dialogue and negotiation skills at the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation (CEO&I) and the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University.
For 20 years Tony has led and been a consultant on a range of human resource, team effectiveness, and organizational change initiatives. His approach emphasizes the use of multiple sources of data (i.e. interviews, focus groups and surveys) as well as large group methodologies (i.e. appreciative inquiry, open space, future search) to build commitment and buy-in for organizational change initiatives. He has facilitated numerous work planning and team building retreats for AstraZeneca, Shire Pharmaceuticals, UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, WFP, and the United Nations (UNTSO, DPKO RAO, UNDOCO, UNDG). In addition, he has co-led consulting projects to enhance patient care and staff satisfaction at Bellevue Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital and Brookdale Hospital. Tony also co-designed a standardized training competency tool and trainer evaluation processes for Pfizer, Inc.
Tony is an experienced coach. At Pfizer, he coached trainers to help them develop core training competencies. He has also done extensive coaching for the Economic and Social Commissions globally for the UN on themes related to performance management, leadership, conflict management and team skills. He has coached UNICEF managers on a broad range of performance management issues. Tony also co-designed and now co-leads certification training programs for coaches and consultants on neuroscience based assessment tools (NBI) in collaboration with the Executive Coaching Program at Columbia University.
Honors & Awards
2010 Honorable Service Award for Team Building Training from the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), Jerusalem, Israel. Major General Robert Mood, Chief of Staff.
2010 Certificate of Appreciation for Collaborative Negotiation and Mediation Training from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). Damascus, Syria.
2009 Honorable Service Award for Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Ethics Training from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major General Claudio Graziano, Force Commander.
2003 New York State Assembly Citation for Community Mediation from the Offices of State Assemblyman, The Honorable Adriano Espaillat.
2002 City Council Citation for Diversity and Conflict Resolution Programs in NYC schools from the offices of Council Member, Mr. Miguel Martinez.
2002 Community Service Award for Conflict Resolution Training and Mediation from the Washington Heights Inwood Coalition (WHIC), Mr. John Swauger, Executive Director.
2001 School Service Award for Conflict Resolution Training and Peace Building for Intermediate School 90, Mr. Leonard Latronica, Principal.
2000 Service Award for Community Mediation from the Washington Heights Inwood Coalition (WHIC), Mr. John Swauger, Executive Director.