Jenn Weidmann

Strategy, Teambuilding, Conflict resolution, Product or service design
Thailand
Jenn Weidmann
Jenn’s passion lies in accompanying the people who are changing the world to help them work and live with resilience and better accomplish their purpose. She is founder and CEO of Space Bangkok, a social enterprise that helps those addressing the biggest problems do their best work by incorporating reflective and resilience elements in leadership development, facilitation, peacebuilding, capacity building, and other work. She is a facilitation, training, resilience, and peacebuilding professional with over 18 years’ experience working on, mentoring, and coaching peace, development, and capacity building programs in Asia and globally. An experienced facilitation trainer and coach, Jenn continually seeks new tools and approaches to help people think creatively, solve problems, innovate, and realize their desired impact. Prior to founding Space Bangkok, Jenn spent ten years establishing and leading the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University as the deputy director. Over those ten years she led 15 cohorts of Rotary Peace Fellows on their journey of development and discovery, leading, facilitating, teaching, and holding together teams of Rotary Peace Fellows through their intensive 3-month program. An anthropologist by training, she is fluent in Thai and has lived in Thailand on and off for over 27 years. She is a Southeast Asia specialist finding herself immersed in dialogue around many Southeast Asias conflicts. Her essential indulgences include working wood into talking sticks, composing the odd haiku, gardening, and cooking, and she is a dedicated student in an ancient and traditional Thai martial art.

Geographic experience

North America, South Asia, South-East Asia

Languages

English, Thai

Experience as a coach (formal/Informal)

11 years

Experience as a facilitator

11 years

UFacilitator stage

Lead

Jenn would be great at leading projects that have a multicultural, multi-stakeholder element to them, particularly when there is some conflict in the room

Sector(s)

Health, road safety, human rights, refugees, clean energy, agriculture, environment sustainability, education, peace, development, wildlife trafficking, etc.

Strengths

  • Interactive facilitation, creative
  • Participatory decision making
  • Resilience
  • Strategic planning
  • Team building
  • Helping people problem solve
  • Consensus building
  • Multi-stakeholder, multicultural work, complex projects
  • Training and coaching in facilitation
  • Peace building, conflict resolution, dialogue processes
  • Methodologies used: Systems thinking, appreciative inquiry, world cafe, open space, human-centered design, consensus building
  • Expert at process facilitation, and creatively integrating multiple methodologies and objectives
  • Great at maintaining calm in the face of ambiguity and adapting as needed
  • Health, road safety, human rights, refugees, clean energy, agriculture, environmental sustainability, education

Areas of development and learning

  • Keen to learn new tools and techniques

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