Harold Tessendorf has mediated and facilitated enduring outcomes since 1989. He is an experienced negotiator, mediator and executive-level leader with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit and social enterprise sectors in South Africa, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Haiti and the USA.   This includes two decades leading Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Georgia and well as serving on the boards of established and start-up nonprofits. 

Harold acquired extensive negotiation, mediation and facilitation experience during South Africa’s democratic transition from apartheid to democracy during the late-1980s through mid-1990s.  In addition to his graduate studies in conflict management and community economic development, Harold has been trained by the Harvard Negotiating Project and Mennonite conflict management experts. These experiences and training have been augmented by ongoing conflict management work in Haiti, Sierra Leone and the USA. His three decades of working experience have equipped him with skills in Nonprofit Management, Housing Finance, Board Governance, Strategic Planning, Community Economic Development, Micro-finance, Volunteer Management, Team Building, and Fundraising. 

Harold is a strong social enterprise professional with a Master of Arts in Political Science (Conflict Resolution) from Nelson Mandela University in South Africa and, a Masters of Science in International Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University in the USA.  

In addition to his consulting work, Harold also serves at the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business at Mercer University where he teaches courses in Social Business, Ethical Leadership, and Management.

Contact Harold by emailing harold.tessendorf@tessendorfconsulting.com.  

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