Maggie Langlas Ward is an experienced dispute resolution practitioner and former standout collegiate athlete. She is passionate about and committed to helping individuals involved in sports better manage conflicts that arise in youth and collegiate sports.
With the SCI team, Ms. Ward has assisted in conducting assessments and interventions with collegiate women’s teams aimed at improving individual and team performance. The assessments entailed interpreting the results of character assessments to help athletes’ gain a deeper understanding of their pre-competition activities, performance during competition, responses to conflict, and education choices. Ms. Ward has also served as a mediator and facilitator in numerous contexts the past nine years. She earned a J.D. from the University of Oregon and was a founding member and first Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Student Group. She was a member of the Law Review. After graduating from law school, she received a Presidential Management Fellowship with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management as a Program and Management Analyst. She also has volunteered with the Oregon Federal Executive Board’s Shared Neutral Program mediating workplace disputes in government entities for the past six years.
She played college basketball at Princeton University where she earned membership to the First Team All-Ivy and All-Academic Team All-Ivy over her four years from 1996-2000. She was twice awarded the team’s Herbert W. Hobler ’44 for being the player who through her positive attitude, sportsmanship, and consistent effort to improve her skills, contributed most to the team. Co-captain her final year, Ms. Ward also played in every game over her career and made it into the 1,000-point club.
In her free time, Ms. Ward enjoys hiking and running. She has run three marathons and numerous half-marathons. More recently, she exercises by chasing after her two young daughters.