The Choice-Creating Process:
Facilitating the shift from unproductive friction to co-creative flow
Does it sometimes feel like an uphill battle, to help people get on the same page?
Do you like the work you do, but wonder if there might be more effective ways of doing it?
Do you ever wonder if there is a more reliable way to get “group magic” to happen?
I offer experiential workshops designed for professionals who facilitate difficult meetings and want to learn how to accomplish more, control less, and have more fun while they're at it. My gift is helping groups work creatively with conflicting perspectives, and my passion is sharing my expertise with others.
As a result of this work, you will:
• relate more comfortably to conflict as potential creative energy
• experience each group participant (even challenging ones!) as offering a gift
• have greater trust in a group’s emergent process
• help participants shift more easily from defensiveness to engagement
• help groups work more effectively under their own steam
Instead of having different points of view lead to unproductive friction, these differences can lead to innovative solutions, new understandings, and a deeper sense of teamwork.
Participants who will obtain the most benefit from these workshops are professionals who facilitate collaborative problem-solving and conflict transformation, who value creativity and authenticity, and who are ready to explore a powerful new way of being with groups.
My work is based on Dynamic Facilitation, a powerful process for transmuting impossible-to-solve problems into breakthrough insights, solutions and possibilities. During the last twelve years, I have developed a deep content expertise in this approach, in addition to a broad background and experience with various other approaches for working with groups.
Register for one of our public workshops (see sidebar), or call to explore the possibility of hosting an in-house workshop for your organization.
"I found DF to be breathtakingly simple to grasp conceptually, and complex to live. I was grateful that we spent the majority of time in practice. [...] From the training, I have a sense that I can apply the principles as I live, and am looking forward to more practice so I can more effectively facilitate the process as a whole. I recommend this training very highly." Shulamit Day Berlevtov, psychotherapist, Focusing teacher and NVC trainer.
"In the hands of a skilled facilitator, Dynamic Facilitation is the most potent process I know for transmuting intractable conflicts into breakthrough insights, solutions and possibilities. Among DF facilitators, I consider Rosa Zubizarreta an experienced and grounded practitioner and a uniquely thoughtful trainer, theoretician and innovator. It is my privilege to give her work my highest recommendation." Tom Atlee, Research Director of the Co-Intelligence Institute