As founder of DiaPraxis, Rosa supports leaders and groups to work creatively with divergent perspectives. Her mission is developing our collective capacity to transform friction into useful energy and greater insight. Author of From Conflict to Creative Collaboration, a manual on Dynamic Facilitation, she has taught this collaborative sense-making process internationally.
Rosa is conversant with various approaches to group dialogue and creative problem-solving, and enjoys adapting and combining different formats as needed to support each particular situation. Her professional background includes organization development, clinical social work and multicultural education. Certified as a Focusing professional, she has also trained in Internal Family Systems, Heart IQ, Deep Democracy, and Constellations work.
Rosa earned a PhD in Organizational Development and Change from Fielding Graduate University. With a life-long passion for social change, she explores the intersections of group facilitation, personal development, and social transformation in her online journal, The Listening Arts.
Here are key associates, with whom she’s worked on a variety of projects:
Andy lives in London, where he works as a consultant advising and supporting local authorities to empower and bring the public into decision making processes. His role is to make sure that it’s not just people’s votes that count but also their voices. He designs, convenes and facilitates fair, democratic processes to find wise and mutually beneficial solutions.
Andy is also a Senior Associate with the Co-Intelligence Institute, a US non-profit . He also supports CII’s founder Tom Atlee by promoting the Wise Democracy project and its associated pattern language, a tool for co-creating deeply participatory cultures.
With a passion for problem solving, facilitating creativity and helping people to ‘get unstuck’ by seeing things from a variety of empowering perspectives, Andy also draws on his background as a Buddhist monastic and teaches mindfulness practice in organizations. Learn more at AndyPaice.net.