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Wendy Wood

Mediators Beyond Borders International- Democracy Politics and Conflict Transformation Project (D-PACT)
Co-Founder & Leader D-PACT Team
United States
Progressive movements engaged in political and social change are simultaneously products, producers, and resolvers of conflict. By joining together, their members affirm the positive, creative role that conflicts can play in calling attention to injustice, supporting social change, reinforcing progressive values, and transforming the chronic, systemic sources of social, economic and political conflict. While conflict is a fundamental part of social change, progressive movements are also plagued with their own conflicts - both internally and externally. Join in learning and dialogue with internationally recognized conflict professionals to begin building conflict literacy and conflict resiliency; gain tools to recognize and respond to conflict; and share and learn from participants’ experiences.
Presenters: Wendy Wood, Kenneth Cloke and Scott Martin
Mediators Beyond Borders International- Democracy Politics and Conflict Transformation Project (D-PACT)

Wendy Wood, PhD is the co-founder of The Karuna Center for Mindful Engagement, mediator, social scientist, consultant, trainer, and author. She has worked in rural and urban communities throughout the world. She is a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders International and has worked in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina, Rwanda post genocide, and currently co-leads a team whose focus is building capacity for political and social/economic/environmental justice movements in the United States, including working with Indivisible (where she is also a co-founder of two Indivisible groups in California) and other social/environmental/economic/political movements. She holds a PhD in Human Science from Saybrook University specializing in Transformative Social Change, a MA in Public Health from the University of San Francisco, a BA from UC Davis, and is a certified mediator from The Center for Dispute Resolution and UC Berkeley. As a mediator and social justice advocate, Wendy specializes in conflict management and engagement, resolving complex multi-party disputes; conflicts in communities, in the workplace, and within organizations; political conflicts, social justice and social systems reform; trauma informed peace building; and public policy disputes. Her work includes mediation, facilitation, coaching, training, strategic planning, systems design, and organizational/systems change, working primarily with non-governmental and public benefit organizations, governmental agencies and social and environmental justice organizations in the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, and Europe. She is the co-author of Do No Harm: Mindful Engagement for a World in Crisis (2016) and What We Must Do: A Guide for Perilous Times (2018).
www.thekarunacenter.org
www.mediatorsbeyondborders.org