Christine

Christine Peringer B.A., LL.B

OVERVIEW

  • Lively group leadership style and ability to simplify and communicate concepts clearly
  • Thorough use of goal definition and stakeholder analysis so that the processes I lead meet the needs of clients and participants
  • Strong listening skills and ability to connect with people to guide them in collaborative processes
  • Deep respect for, and desire to support the work of, nonprofit and community-focused organizations
  • Special interest in cross-cultural communications
  • Two decades of experience as consultant, staff member, volunteer and board member of local, regional, national and international nonprofit organizations and initiatives

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1998 – present    Organizational consultant

1985 – 1991   Leadership positions in nonprofit organizations

Coordinator — Centre for Days of Peace, Ottawa
an association of public health and peace organizations promoting humanitarian ceasefires in war zones.

National Coordinator — Election Priorities Project, Ottawa
a grassroots electoral campaign raising environmental, peace and development issues with federal election candidates.

Co-managing Director — Peace Research Institute – Dundas, Ontario
a nonprofit, charitable, research, publishing and public education organization.

VOLUNTEER AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXPERIENCE

2002 – present   Lanark County Community Justice Program
Facilitator, victim-offender circle processes; past Board chairperson

1998 – 2006    Lanark Health and Community Services
Member of the Board of Directors; Chair of the Board Affairs Committee and Planning Committee

I have served on the national boards of several organizations and coalitions, including:

  • Peacefund Canada
  • Nuclear Weapons Free Ontario network
  • World Federalists of Canada
  • Canadian Peace Alliance
  • Lawyers for Social Responsibility of Canada

PUBLICATIONS

Using ‘Nonviolent Communication’ as a Mediator 
Proceedings 2007 Symposium on Conflict Resolution (7 pages – pdf 156kb)

Building Peace in Nonprofit Organizations
Proceedings 2005 Symposium on Conflict Resolution (14 pages – pdf 224kb)

Engaging the ‘Physical’ in Conflict Resolution
Proceedings 2003 Symposium on Conflict Resolution (10 pages – pdf 264kb)

How We Work for Peace: Canadian Community Activities
1987 Peace Research Institute – Dundas 450pp

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Canadian Evaluation Society

Conflict Resolution Network – Canada

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Nonviolent Communication,
Centre for Nonviolent Communication, California (Starting in 2005 and on-going)

Peer Reviewer Training, Building Healthier Organizations

Community Organizational Health Inc., Toronto (2004)

“Organizational Conflict” Graduate Credit
Carleton University, Ottawa (2002)

Third Party Neutral (Level 1),
Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution, Ottawa

Certificate in Alternate Dispute Resolution
Canadian International Institute for Applied Negotiation (CIIAN), Ottawa (2001)

Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School (1985)

Bachelor of Arts – English, University of Western Ontario (1980)