From Conflict to Creative Collaboration

A User's Guide to Dynamic Facilitation
By Rosa Zubizarreta, foreword by Peggy Holman
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13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-62652-611-2
LCCN: 2014900061
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Format (pb/hc): Paperback
Pages: 142
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A detailed user’s guide for organizational consultants, facilitators, and mediators.

As group facilitators, we can use methods like Open Space Technology, Future Search, and World Café to reliably evoke “group magic” when working with larger groups. Yet how can we tap into the generative power of self-organization when working with smaller groups – especially ones facing complex and conflict-laden issues?

In From Conflict to Creative Collaboration: A User's Guide to Dynamic Facilitation, collaboration consultant Rosa Zubizarreta describes a ground-breaking facilitation method for transforming unproductive group friction into effective teamwork and innovation. Dynamic Facilitation's agile approach draws task groups into a co-creative “flow zone” – where participants create practical and innovative solutions while building trust, empathy, and authentic community.

Some of the distinctive features of this approach include welcoming solutions initially and throughout the process, as a form of rapid prototyping, and using empathic listenint to create safety for both solutions (creative thinking) and concers (critical thinking). As we create a "map" of the different perspectives that are present, we support participants' own ability to recognize patterns and create new meaning. 








Rosa Zubizarreta helps leaders and groups work productively with conflicting perspectives, by learning how to transform the energy of divergence into greater co-creativity and innovation. With an academic and professional background in Organization Development, she has worked with a broad assortment of group modalities, including Action Research, Open Space, Future Search, and Dialogue Mapping. She is also trained in various “inner listening” modalities including Focusing, Inner Empathy, and Internal Family Systems therapy.  

Since 2000, Rosa has developed a deep content expertise in Dynamic Facilitation, a powerful process for transmuting impossible-to-solve problems into breakthrough insights, solutions and possibilities.  In addition to leading workshops for consultants, facilitators, and mediators, Rosa enjoys consulting with business, non-profit, governmental and community organizations.