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Susan Levin


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Dialogue for Solutions

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Summary of Experience
Susan Levin is founder and president of Dialogue for Solutions, a global consulting firm providing facilitation, coaching, training, mediation and organization development services. She has worked with thousands of employees from a variety of organizations for more than 30 years, focusing on maximizing individual and organizational strengths to make a positive difference and get results. She uses an appreciative and culturally relevant approach to help her clients leverage their best practices to achieve their future vision.
Facilitator Expertise
  • Board of Directors and Focus Groups
  • Coaching
  • Community Outreach
  • Conflict Management / Issue Resolution
  • Diversity / Organizational Culture
  • Education
  • Government Services
  • Health Care
  • Human Resources
  • Law Enforcement
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Design
  • Organized Labor
  • Partnering
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Building
Susan has facilitated teambuilding and strategic planning processes for clients in the federal, corporate and nonprofit sectors in the US and across the globe. As part of the process, she conducts needs assessments, designs agenda with staff participation, facilitates meetings, develops summary recommendations and provides follow-up services. She has led projects ranging from women’s leadership to management training to negotiation workshops. She engages her clients in dialogue to explore their unique needs and develop strategic solutions. Working in partnership with her clients, she’s mindful that her work is culturally relevant and impactful. As a certified coach, Susan has worked with leaders at all levels to help them uncover their own wisdom to find the answers they need. As a mediator certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia, she facilitates dialogue between people in conflict so that they can find new ways to resolve their mutual problems. She was awarded a Faculty Excellence Award by the Graduate School and is a contributing writer to the book, "The Insider’s Guide to Supervising Government Employees." In addition, she is certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Virtual Instructor-led Online Training. She also has a certificate in Design Thinking from the International Society for Performance Improvement and Stanford University.
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Project Descriptions
Susan provides coaching and facilitates teambuilding, strategic planning and focus groups for the National Institutes of Health. She also leads teambuilding, strategic planning and conflict intervention efforts for the US Agency for International Development in Washington, DC and for missions worldwide. She works with the Bureau of Global Health to facilitate planning and has worked in Haiti, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition, she works on leadership development programs for the United Nations and Daimler/Mercedes Benz. She has designed and delivered women's leadership programs for Women for Women International sponsored by the Grameen Bank and for Creative Associates. She's also facilitating a project to eradicate zika in Central America and the Caribbean. And she's trained the management staff of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades on a range of topics from emotional and conversational intelligence to performance management to teambuilding.
Level of Education
  • Four-year college degree (Bachelor’s)
  • Master’s degree in the Arts and Sciences (MA, MS)
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MA - International Affairs, The George Washington University
Formal Facilitator Training
  • Graduate Level education/certification
  • Leadership Strategies Training
Certifications – Credentials – Assessments
  • Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) by IAF
  • MBTI
  • Other
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  • Compensated work
Sectors you work with
  • For Profit
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Government
Companies/Organizations Supported
US Agency for International Development; National Institutes of Health; Daimler/Mercedes Benz; US Department of Agriculture, US Internal Revenue Service; US Health and Human Services; US Forest Service; Management Systems International;
United Nations; Abt Associates; International Union of Painters and Allied Trades; American University; University of Virginia; Campaign for America's Wilderness; US Food and Drug Administration; National Science Foundation; Youth for Understanding; EnCompass; Management Concepts; Foreign Service Institute; National Archives; Supreme Court of Virginia; US Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Mars Candy; Society for Neuroscience
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