PD Dr. habil. Claude-Hélène Mayer, Phd Rhodes University

Claude-Hélène Mayer

works at the IIPK as systemic consultant and systemic (family) therapist (SG), mediator and trainer for mediation (BM). She is also trained in systemic constellation work and a trained hypnotherapist (TMI). She is specialized in conflict management, mediation and systemic consultancy across cultures. As intercultural trainer and consultant, she operates in international business organizations as well as in social and educational institutions in Europe and Southern Africa. She is the author of several books and visual training media. Claude-Hélène lectures at various universities in Europe and Southern Africa. Her research focus is on transcultural conflict management, manager identity, health management and salutogenesis in international organizations and gender/women and leadership. Her region-specific expertise relates mostly to Southern Africa, where she has worked and lived for several years.

Dr. Christian Martin Boness

Dr. Christian Martin Boness

holds a Master's in Theology and a Doctorate in Intercultural Education (disc. pol.). He works as a lecturer in Higher Education institutions in various countries. Further on, he is a consultant and mediator in business organizations. His professional consultancy in educational and development cooperation institutions benefits from his long-term international work experiences. He lived and worked in Scandinavia, Tanzania and South Africa for several years and is the Founder of an international NGO in Germany. He is specialized in negotiation tactics, mediation and conflict management across cultures with special regard to business organizations and institutions of Higher Education. His research focuses on the development of educational models for intercultural school curricula, human value in intercultural conflicts and the management thereof.