Who We Are
As founder of DiaPraxis, Rosa Zubizarreta enjoys helping people work productively with conflicting perspectives. She especially enjoys helping others learn this work, and her mission is to help develop organizational, community, and societal capacity in this area.
With a background in Organization Development, Rosa has experience with traditional approaches such as Action Research as well as dialogical approaches including Future Search, Open Space, and World Café. Her book From Conflict to Creative Collaboration is based on her deep content expertise in Dynamic Facilitation, which she began studying and practicing in 2000. She is currently working on another book on Dynamic Inquiry, and here is her personal manifesto. (A more conventional resume is available upon request.)
In addition to working with business, community, and non-profit organizations, Rosa's background includes clinical social work and education reform. In the personal development realm, she is a certified Focusing professional, an experienced Heart IQ coach, and has trained in Internal Family Systems therapy. She is presently back in school, earning a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems at Fielding Graduate University.
Bruce Nayowith, M.D. is well-versed in human, group, and organizational transformation. As Chair of the Utilization Management Steering Group for a regional HMO, he led a comprehensive Quality Improvement effort that generated a turnaround from a $1.8 million loss to a $4.4 million dollar gain within 2 years.
In addition to Deming's work, Bruce is conversant with emergent group processes including Scott Peck's Community Building Workshops, Dynamic Facilitation and Open Dialogue.
A long-time Focusing practitioner and student of developmental and depth psychologies, Bruce practices Emergency Medicine in western Massachusetts.