Elizabeth McClintock


Elizabeth A. McClintock, Ph.D. is a co-founder and Advisor of CMPartners. Dr. McClintock has over 20 years of experience offering consulting services to and designing and implementing negotiation, conflict management, peacebuilding, and leadership training programs for both public and private sector organizations around the world. Currently, Dr. McClintock is supporting a multi-stakeholder dialogue (MSD) process for the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, providing expert advice, facilitation, and coaching for the design and implementation of an MoHS-led multi-stakeholder approach to strengthening the role of community health workers in Sierra Leone’s health system.

Other recent work includes consulting to the U.S. Government and the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser of the Secretary General to Burundi on the Burundi dialogue process. Dr. McClintock managed a leadership-training program for national leaders in Timor-Leste and has spent over 15 years developing and implementing courses with the World Health Organization, focused on improving the ability of WHO member states to better manage the global health diplomacy process. Dr. McClintock served as a consultant to the Burundian government and co-facilitated a two-year USAID-funded program to develop a conflict resolution curriculum for Burundian high schools, in partnership with World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS), the Burundian Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, and the Burundi Leadership Training Program (BLTP). Dr. McClintock is a founding member of the BLTP, for whom she served as the lead facilitator and program designer for over eight years.

Dr. McClintock’s change management and organizational capacity building work has included a range of clients such as the Burundian Army, the South African University system, and the World Health Organization. Publications resulting from this work include Negotiating Public Health in a Globalized World: Global Health Diplomacy in Action, with co-authors, D. Fairman, D. Chigas, and N. Drager (Springer 2012) and Multistakeholder Dialogue for Women’s and Children’s Health: A Guide for Conveners and Facilitators (PMNCH/WHO 2014) with co-author Laura J. Frost.

Dr. McClintock has taught and trained in association with numerous leading universities around the world including the Institute for Management Development (IMD), the Graduate Institute (Geneva), the National University of Singapore (NUS), University of San Diego, and Kashmir University. Dr. McClintock also periodically guest lectures at Brandeis University, Harvard Law School, UMass Boston, and Columbia University School of Public Health. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C and a lecturer at The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Dr. McClintock is also Executive Director of the Bridgeway Group. Prior to founding CMPartners, she was Director of Programs at Conflict Management Group. Dr. McClintock is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Morocco) and holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.