Michelle creates space for insight, innovation, and transformation by skillfully connecting and engaging diverse people, worlds, and ideas.
Michelle Parlevliet is a process facilitator, peacebuilding practitioner, and writer who works with diverse groups and organizations to bring about social change. She brings 25 years’ experience in design and facilitation of dialogue, strategic reflection and learning processes, having worked at community, national, and international levels in Southern and East Africa, South and South East Asia, and Europe. Her substantive expertise focuses on peacebuilding, conflict prevention, human rights, access to justice, transitional justice, and development. Michelle believes that the complex challenges we face in our communities and society at large warrant collaboration across communities, organizations and sectors. She is comfortable dealing with friction that may arise when different perspectives and approaches meet, recognizing that this often fuels creativity and change when handled skillfully and with respect for diverse experiences and backgrounds.
Michelle has spent substantial periods of her life living and working in contexts undergoing profound social and political change, such as South Africa, Zimbabwe, Aceh and Nepal. This has greatly influenced her world view, style and skills. She engages in ongoing personal development and reflection and has developed competencies in organization and systems coaching.
Conflict transformation, human rights, group dialogue, reflective practice, facilitation, process design