DiaPraxis:

Awakening the Spirit of Creative Collaboration

Listening Our Shared World Into Being:

Transforming unproductive friction to co-creative community

 Are you or your organization

....wanting to expand your skills in bridging divides?

....exploring effective approaches for participatory leadership?

... seeking to encourage diversity and creativity, while also generating alignment and coherence?

... ready to explore powerful new ways of working in groups? 


If so, you've come to the right place!

We offer experiential workshops that support effective participatory leadership. We also work with professionals who facilitate complex and/or contentious issues, and want to deepen their practice.

Instead of creating unproductive friction, different points of view can lead to innovative solutions, new understandings, and more productive teamwork -- all with an engaging and energizing process.


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Key benefits of this work include:

• greater comfort in relating to conflict as a potential source of creative energy

• learning to experience the gift in unexpected challenges

• greater ability to create psychological safety in groups

• effective skills for helping groups enter into a state of flow

• more trust in your ability to support emergent process

We provide customized in-house learning opportunities for you and members of your organization. Contact us if you'd like to arrange for an initial taste of this work.


Here's what others have said:


"Rosa's workshop was transformative! I was able to apply what I learned right away, in a conflict situation with a small team within the Department of Human Services where I work as a case consultant. The interpersonal issues had confounded the staff and their managers as well as involving numerous people around the state for a long time. The conflict was resolved and the agreements kept. Everyone was amazed!

I am called upon to facilitate, coach and mediate regularly. This approach provided a real shift in the work I do with groups."


Taylor Kohn
Department of Human Services, State of Oregon





"I really enjoyed experiencing a decision-making/choice-making model that rests on the creative potential of conflict. As a choice/decision making process I found it more fun, flexible and energizing than the standard cooperative problem solving/consensus building that I have used. The process felt like an especially good fit for groups that have begun in dialogue to bridge deep differences, but want to move into discussing actions and making decisions. I'm definitely interested in learning more!"

Mary Jackstreit

Consultant, Facilitator & Mediator 

Collaboration, Engagement & Conflict Management Associate, Public Conversations Project





"I found this work 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




Learn more about this approach to working with groups on the resources page, where you can find some brief videos as well as free articles you can download.

Contact us if you'd like to sponsor a workshop in your area, or to host one in-house.




 

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