Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Lisa Singh is a cross-cultural communications specialist in international executive development, conflict management and strategic planning for global business expansion. She studied in the Antioch post graduate program in partnership with the Intercultural Communications Institute and for a BA in Psychology from the University of Illinois. She speaks four languages (English, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesia, and Spanish) and has worked and studied with the Ganesha Museum Society of Jakarta, Indonesia. Lisa is actively involved in peace making initiatives in the United States through her involvement with organizations such as the Peace Museum in Dayton, Ohio, a group of facilitators who formed from the International Women’s Peace Conference in Dallas, Tx., and through AFSTRAG in Nigeria.
Lisa Singh has lived and worked extensively in Indonesia, India, and the United States. Lisa has developed a number of international programs for major organizations and worked to encourage peace throughout the world. In addition, Lisa’s programs have included such topics as global leadership, international team building, global and domestic diversity, international conflict resolution, and negotiation skills. Also, she advises local organizations about cultural sensitive issues with regard to immigrant issues, advises mediation organizations concerning cross cultural issues, co leads the India Committee for the International Section of the Association of Conflict Resolution, and develops strategies for local organizations doing business internationally. She is currently working on a project to develop conflict resolution training for offshore companies in India. Lisa often gives presentations on cross cultural issues, intercultural communication issues in international management, as well as international conflict management.
Lisa’s other professional associations include serving as representative for AFSTRAG (African Strategic and Peace Research Group), Chair of the Restorative Justice Committee for the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), program committee member for the Dayton Peace Museum, and an active member of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and the Society for International Education Training and Research (SIETAR). Lisa currently resides in Dayton, Ohio with her husband. Her three children also live in Dayton, as well as her first grandchild, who she enjoys babysitting at every opportunity.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
United States (I am from this country)
Indonesia (I lived there for 9 years)
India (I lived there off and on for a conglomerate of 2 to 3 years)
Africa, particularly Nigeria
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Trainer/Mediator/Facilitator in Conflict Resolution and Intercultural Communication
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Conflict Mainstreaming, Democratization, Organizational Development
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Training, Program Design, Program Administration, Advocacy
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
I am currently working with a colleague in India to research Indian indigenous methods of conflict resolution. My colleague and I would like to use this work to find alternative methods and solutions to conflict as it arises within the global context -- that is as India and the west interact more frequently in business such as off shoring.
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