About

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Frauke Lisa Seidensticker

My professional background

For 25 years, I built and ran institutions dedicated to human rights protection at the international, European and national level. My priority was the strategic development of these organizations as well as their management. Within Amnesty International, I had the opportunity to cooperate with people all over the planet who worked for human rights and democracy, mostly under far more difficult conditions than ours in Germany and Switzerland. Within the German Institute for Human Rights, we felt our most valuable contribution would be applied research. Moreover, we offered the space for lively discussions which allowed people who, without these conferences, would have hardly ever talked with each other, to exchange views. The Management Board of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency, a pool of human rights experts from all EU member states, in cooperation with representatives of the European Commission and the Council of Europe, supported the outstanding work of the Agency.

During all these years, I have come to appreciate concentrated, open conversations with two or more people, as the place for profound insight, as the ground on which innovation and solutions grow. This is why, today, I offer conversation formats to promote this nucleus of democracy and fruitful cooperation.

Professional positions

1988-1992 Head of Refugee Department, then General Coordinator of the Christian Peace Movement, Berne.
1992 - 2001 Secretary General of the Swiss Section of Amnesty International, Berne. Strategic direction and external representation of the section.
2001 - 2010 Member of the Executive Board, Deputy Director, of the German Institute for Human Rights, Berlin. Building and Direction (in partnership with the Director) of Germany’s National Human Rights Institution.
2012 – 2017 Member, then Chairperson of the Management Board of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union, Vienna.
Since 2011 Building and direction of my own consultancy, Seidensticker Coaching and Consulting, Berlin
Within my own consultancy, I offer coaching, evaluations, organizational development and chairing of group processes. Since 2014 I cooperate regularly with Benjamin Stachursky.

References

I supported many institutions with coaching and consultancy process, among others these are:

  • Bread for the World, Berlin
  • Christian-Schwarz-Schilling-Project, Berlin
  • Diakonisches Werk Berlin Mitte e.V.
  • European Network of National Human Rights Institutions, ENNHRI, Brussels
  • Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst, Bonn
  • Federal Department for Foreign Affairs, Berne
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Bonn
  • FIAN Germany e.V.
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Pakistan and Algeria offices
  • Frontlinedefenders, Dublin
  • German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
  • German Institute for Human Rights, Berlin
  • German Society for the United Nations, Berlin
  • Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ, Eschborn
  • Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, Berlin
  • International Nuremberg Principles Academy, Nuremberg
  • Kindernothilfe e. V., Duisburg
  • Lesbian- and Gay Association Germany
  • Liechtenstein Academy, Eschenz
  • Medica Mondiale, Cologne
  • Misereor e.V., Aachen and Berlin
  • Organisation Contre La Torture Tunisienne, Tunis
  • Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture OMCT, Genf
  • Swiss Centre of Expertise in Human Rights SCHR, Berne
  • Transparency International, Berlin
  • UNDP, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Womens‘ Network Marzahn-Hellersdorf

Formal Education

Certificates and diploma

1992 Post-Graduate Diploma in Non-Profit-Management, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
2002 Certificat de Formation Continue, Droits de l‘homme, University of Geneva, Switzerland
2009 Licensed Master Practitioner of NLP™, International Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hopatcong, USA
2009 Licensed Hypnotic Practitioner of NLP™, International Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hopatcong, USA
2010 Coach U Inc., ICF-accredited coaching training, (CEP Graduate), London, UK
2012 Certified Transformative Coach™, certified by Michael Neill, Los Angeles, USA
2019 Certified Advanced Transformative Coach™, certified by Michael Neill, Los Angeles, USA

Since 1993, I took part in many trainings on quality control, conflict management, change processes and organizational development. I learned from Master Teachers such as Nancy Kline, Dr. George Pransky, Dr. Richard Bandler, and Dr. Max Schupbach.

Languages

I offer coaching in German and English language.

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Dr. Benjamin Stachursky

My professional background

Already while writing my PhD thesis on human rights and gender from a civil society perspective, it became clear to me that I wanted to work on these topics on a practice-oriented level. Ten years ago, a consultancy for an international child rights organization offered the opportunity for a professional start in this sector. Since then, I have supported numerous governmental and non-governmental institutions and organizations in Germany and abroad. This continued in my cooperation with Frauke Seidensticker since 2014. We carry out common projects, discuss each other’s work and learn from each other. Over the years, the evaluation of development projects has grown in relevance for my work and has allowed me to broaden my understanding for the work and challenges of organizations in countries as diverse as Egypt, South Africa, Palestine or Honduras. A professional training as “trainer of trainers” attended in 2014, allowed me to redirect my longstanding experience as academic lecturer in a new context. Since then, I have been focussing on diverse and practice-oriented training formats for the dissemination of topics related to development cooperation. Two professional trainings as mediator in the USA in 2015 and my activity as court mediator have not only stirred my interest for this form of alternative dispute resolution but also strengthened my understanding for the importance of active listening and deep engagement in consulting.

Professional stages

2007-2013 As associate lecturer, I have been teaching courses on topics such as human rights, gender, development cooperation and civil society at Potsdam University and the Free University Berlin on a regular basis.
Seit 2010 As associate lecturer, I have been teaching courses on topics such as human rights, gender, development cooperation and civil society at Potsdam University and the Free University Berlin on a regular basis.
Seit 2014 As programme officer at Seidensticker Coaching and Consulting, Berlin, I carry out evaluations and consultancies in the field of human rights and gender and take part in the strategic development of Seidensticker CC.

References

Among the institutions and organisations that I have supported with consultancies and evaluations over the years, are:

  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Bonn/Berlin
  • Democracy Reporting International, Berlin
  • United Nations Association of Germany, Berlin
  • German Institute for Human Rights, Berlin
  • Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ, Eschborn
  • Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, Berlin
  • Human Rights Education Associates, Cambridge MA
  • Kindernothilfe e. V., Duisburg
  • Misereor e.V., Aachen
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation NORAD, Oslo
  • Plan International Germany, Hamburg
  • Transparency International, Berlin

Formal education

2000 MA in ‘International Relations and Political Theory’ at the Centre for the Study of Democracy of the University of Westminster, London.
2010 PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) in International Relations from the University of Potsdam, Potsdam. Title of the thesis: “The Promise and Perils of Transnationalisation: A Critical Assessment of the Role of NGO Activism in the Socialisation of Women’s Human Rights in Egypt and Iran”.
2014 “Train the Trainers” (IHK Certification), Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Berlin.
2015 “Mediation and Conflict Management”, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.
2015 “Mediation Training and Practicum”, Mediation Works Inc. and International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, Boston, MA.

Over the past 15 years, I have continued expanding my understanding of topics such as child rights, human rights, conflict management and lobbying through different vocational trainings. Moreover, I have been deepening my issue-related practical knowledge through honorary activities in the field of human rights and mediation.

Languages

I offer consultancies, evaluations, trainings and mediations in German, English and Italian.