Wanda JosephWanda Joseph has taught the graduate course in Consensus and Facilitation theory and served as graduate residency and workshop adjunct faculty at Antioch University Midwest since 2013. She holds an MA in Conflict Analysis and Engagement from Antioch University Midwest and a BA in Social Work from Antioch College. She has trained others in conflict resolution and communication skills since 1989, including through her private practice, Creative Conflict Resolution, which offers mediation, training, and facilitation for individuals and organizations. With her colleague, Bill Waters, she provides general civil and domestic relations mediator training for the Michigan Community Dispute Resolution Programs. As a consultant to non-profits and government agencies, she supports designing environments that embrace conflict as an opportunity for growth.  She works with the Michigan Special Education Mediation Program to offer communication and conflict resolution skill building workshops for parents and educators throughout Michigan.

Wanda is a peacemaker with a passion for harmony, justice and healing. She has a special interest in the healing aspect of constructive conflict engagement and its role in restoring relationships and promoting creative problem solving.  She offers a non-anxious presence and an assurance that there is hope and light even in our most tangled moments.