Collaborator


Judith has been a practitioner, educator and leader in organizational and community development for over 30 years. She has directed programs in both government and nonprofit sectors, and facilitated collaborative partnerships between corporate, municipal, county, and tribal entities. Her consulting work has ranged from assisting small organizations in strategic planning and conflict resolution, to mediating partnerships between the United Nations Development Program and multi-national corporations in Central Asia. Her areas of interest are in assisting cross-sector collaboratives for social change, mediating conflict in collaborative and organizational systems, organizational healing and renewal, and community reconciliation processes.

Judith is currently an Associate Professor in the Sociology/Social Work Department at Gordon College, MA where she developed and coordinates a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. Previous to this she directed a Family Services Collaborative in Minnesota for eight years. As a result of these partnerships, additional 2 million in federal funding per year was accessed to fund an integrated service delivery system by urban school districts, social services, public health, private mental health services, tribal government, police, corrections and major non profits. Judith has an MSW from the University of Minnesota, an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a DMin from the Episcopal Divinity School, where her dissertation was entitled, "Sacred Leadership; Facilitating Reconciliation"

Connect with Judith via www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/profile/JudithOleson.