M.P.A. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
J.D. University of San Francisco School of Law
Since 1998, Mr. Dayonot has taught negotiations at the MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. He has also taught negotiations at U.C. Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and Boalt Hall School of Law. He has worked as a negotiation teaching consultant to Stanford Law School’s Gould Center on Conflict Resolution and served on the State Bar of California’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.
Mr. Dayonot’s professional negotiating experience includes serving as an aide to former California Governor Jerry Brown, where his job included negotiating on behalf of the Brown Administration. He also served as a Government & Community Relations Representative for the University of California, San Francisco, where he managed campus conflicts with local communities. As the Government Affairs Manager for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, his duties included acting as a negotiation advisor and mediator.
Active in civic affairs, Mr. Dayonot served as a member of California’s State Board of Accountancy, Chair of the Contra Costa County Human Relations Commission and Chair of the Low Income Oversight Board of the California Public Utilities Commission.
In 2000, Mr. Dayonot was appointed by California Governor Gray Davis as the Director of the California Department of Community Services and continued to hold this position for nearly two years under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In this position, he provided negotiation advising and training for the state and successfully used his negotiating skills to resolve complex public policy issues and legal disputes.
In addition to teaching at U.C. Berkeley, he works as a private strategic negotiations adviser/trainer and as a mediator specializing in complex multiparty public policy disputes.