Susan Partnow, M.A., is founding Director of Global Citizen Journey, co-creator of Conversation Cafes and Let’s Talk America, certified mediator and senior trainer for Compassionate Listening. She is an apprentice with Dominic Barter, creator of Restorative Circles.
An organizational development consultant, she especially enjoys transforming conflict to foster creative change using Open Space, World Cafe or Appreciative Inquiry. She’s served on the steering committee of NCDD (National Coalition on Dialogue & Deliberation), has been a teacher and speech pathologist, (M.A. in Communication Disorders from Northwestern University, BA from UC- Berkeley). With over 25 years experience with working with individuals, groups and organizations to promote healthy and productive workplaces and teams, including training in Speaking, Self-Management and People Skills, Susan now works at Swedish as a Sr. Organizational Development & Training consultant. She is the author of Everyday Speaking for All Occasions. Passionately committed to social transformation, peacemaking and community building, she deeply believes we can and must 'listen our way to wholeness' to find our essential humanity through connection, wise co-creation, and dialogue.
Welcome to our community of ADR professionals: mediators, arbitrators, and lawyers representing and advising clients. We are active in the growth and development of ADR in Washington as well as the education of members of the bar and the public.