It is not only in civil-government conflicts that parties achieve good results under her guidance. She also guides parties in other types of conflicts to reach agreements and understandings quickly and effectively.
As a strategic process and environmental manager, she does not provide the solutions herself for complex spatial developments for instance, but establishes the necessary connections between parties, content and procedures.
Wendy studied law and did her PhD research on Environmental Impact Assessment in a European context. She still teaches several courses on leadership, negotiation, conflict management and mediation at Leiden University. She works for (semi-)government bodies, NGOs, international companies and other partnerships. Wendy is also the secretary of the Mutual Gains Network in the Netherlands and contributes to the WesselinkVanZijst training courses. Together with Eric van Vliet, she developed a training course for ‘Strategisches Umfeld Management’ (SUM) in Germany. From 2023, WesselinkVanZijst offers this German-language SOM-training both in Germany and for Dutch companies operating in Germany.Linkedin