CNVC Certified Trainer from Brazil
Yuri holds an MA in Social Sciences (focus on Systemic Social Innovation) from the University of Chicago (USA), where he was a Rotary Global Grant Fellow 2013-2015. He also holds an MA in International Relations (focus on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution) from ICU (Tokyo, Japan), where he was a Rotary World Peace Fellow 2009-2011. Yuri has specialised in Peace Education, Peace Journalism and Peaceful Conflict Transformation by Transcend Peace University (Austria). He specialised by the Duke University (USA) program on Humanitarian Assistance and Human Rights, in partnership with the UN (Geneva). He worked with Human Rights Watch, Division of North Africa and the Middle East, in East Jerusalem.
Yuri has been facilitating groups for over 10 years alongside his life and work partner, Sandra Caselato (currently a certification candidate). They offer courses and consultancy for the development of groups, teams and leaders, processes of organizational change and conflict transformation, combining principles of non-violence with innovative collaborative-participatory approaches for co-creating a sustainable world.
They are references in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in Brazil. They have been studying, experiencing and sharing NVC for more than 10 years in their home country and other 12 countries around the globe, seeking to promote conflict transformation and systemic change for a more empathic and life-centered society.
Sandra and Yuri are founders of Sinergia Comunicativa, and have been working a diverse array of sectors of society: Government high executives and agencies; Judges, Prosecutors, Public Defenders, Courts; Corporate clients; NGOs; Social movements; Universities; Communities; Armed conflict zones; Social projects in marginalized sectors of society and more.