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Priya Parker is a visioner, conflict mediator and strategist. She works with organizations and leaders to zero in on their core purpose and build out smarter strategies. Drawing on ten years of work in government, social enterprise and Track II diplomacy in the United States, India and the Middle East, Priya designs visioning and innovation labs that help organizations grow from the root.

She engages groups at key inflection points to identify innovative, powerful and practical ways forward. Priya employs a wide variety of social technologies, including strategy, budgeting, visualization, alignment strategies, ideation, movement and improv to achieve sustainable results. Her clients include leaders in the fields of technology, business, government, fashion, comedy, design and the arts. She has run her signature Labs for groups like Harvard University, the National Parks Conservancy, LVMH, the International Financial Corporation and the Energy Project.

Priya is a sitting member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership. She also serves as faculty for the MIT Sloan Innovation Period and Mobius Executive Leadership. Priya is co-founder of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, an international network of universities engaged in transformative dialogue to develop future leaders. She has served as a consultant on dialogue to the Dalai Lama’s Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace initiative in New Delhi and has worked with the Parliamentary Research Service to advise the Indian Parliament on legislation. She received the Harvard Roy Family Fellowship for Women in Public Policy to spend three months in the White House Office of Social Innovation and the Public Service Fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School.

She is the author of various articles and chapters, including most recently in the Harvard Kennedy School Review, and in the books Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues: Bridging Differences, Catalyzing Change & Public Deliberation and Sustained Dialogue: Pracademic Perspectives.

Priya received her B.A. in Political and Social Thought at the University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa, and her M.B.A. from MIT Sloan and M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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    Priya Parker is a visioner, conflict mediator and strategist. She works with organizations and leaders to zero in on their core purpose and build out smarter strategies. Drawing on ten years of work in government, social enterprise and Track II diplomacy in the United States, India and the Middle East, Priya designs visioning and innovation labs that help organizations grow from the root.

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