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Elise Willer

Elise Willer

Fellow 2017-2018

Placements: Massachusetts, Switzerland, Rwanda, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya

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Elise Willer is a certified mediator, trainer, coach, facilitator, and consultant in conflict management. She works globally helping not-for-profit and corporate clients manage and improve relationships while creating value. She is the founder and principal at Journey Through Conflict (JTC), and Sustainability Director of JWC Coffee merchants. As an Insight Fellow, Elise promoted the practice of productive conflict with Saha Global in Ghana, FreshLife in Kenya, and through the UNDP(United Nations Development Programme) in Lima, Peru. Elise visited the Insight Collaborative sponsored Peace Education Project in Uganda, leading workshops for teachers in effective communication and conflict management. In Rwanda, Elise worked with EarthEnable providing coaching and mediating company-related conflicts. Elise received her BA in Political Science, French, and Religious studies from Wittenberg University. She completed a master’s degree in Conflict and Coexistence, and Sustainable International Development from The Heller School at Brandeis University. She is also the recipient of a Mediation Certificate from the Harvard University Mediation program.

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