Creative Program Delivery Support

Winning CM Strategies provides mediation and dispute resolution board (DRB) services with expert advisement in collaborative planning and claims avoidance with proven processes on construction programs. 

About us


Our mission is to minimize the impact of change on construction projects. We empower project teams with the successful integration of risk management and collaborative dispute resolution practices into construction schedules, workflows, processes, and contracting agreements. The outcome is optimized organizational performance resulting in cost and schedule savings.

About us

Who We Are

Winning CM Strategies, LLC is owned solely by Ms. Janie Winning, who operates as the CEO. She is formally trained in Negotiations and Alternative Dispute resolution out of the University of Pepperdine, School of Law Straus Institute.  Winning CM Strategies, LLC (WCMS) excels in engaging project teams to foster a culture facilitating authentic conversation in dynamic environments in the pursuit of common ground; the “Right Knowledge at the Right Time”.

Construction Scheduling and Mediation Services

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Janie Winning, MDR

Owner / CEO of Winning CM Strategies
MC3 — Certified Mediator

Janie Winning, CEO of Winning CM Strategies, has over 30 years of experience within the Department of Defense and Construction Industries. She provides executive advisement and project-neutral services in the construction industry. She is successful in facilitating a collaborative approach to scheduling, strategic planning, and claims avoidance on mega-construction programs.

Ms. Winning supports Programs and Project Teams as they integrate dispute resolution practices into construction workflows, processes, and contracting agreements. She is an expert at harnessing collective intelligence in collaborative settings and driving toward continuous improvement. Ms. Winning is a Mediator / Arbitrator Panelist for the AAA. 

On the weekends, Ms. Winning loves hiking in National and State Parks, cooking and making memories with family and friends. 


SB (micro), SB-PW, WBENC, WOSB

Mediator/Arbitrator AAA Panelist – Construction Division

Early Dispute Resolution, Early Dispute Resolution Institute (2021)

Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF), A&P, 2023

MC3 – Certified Mediator

Restorative Justice Circles

Restorative Justice Conferencing

Mediation and Advanced Mediation Training – Ken Cloke

Primavera Enterprise Specialist (Advanced) 


Masters of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University MDR 2021

Business Administration (Emphasis: Finance, Marketing) B.A. 1990 Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio


Secretary of the Executive Board for MC3

American Bar Association: Construction / Dispute Resolution Forums

Sacramento Bar Association: Construction / Dispute Resolution Forums – Premium Mediator

Project Management Institute – Silicon Valley Chapter