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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Rosa Zubizarreta

Empathy for Evoking Collaborative Flow
Rosa Zubizarreta

Rosa Zubizarreta works with leaders and groups to catalyze creativity and collaboration. She specializes in developing organizational capacity for strategic conversations to facilitate group learning, shared systemic perspectives, and effective action.


Rosa brings deep content expertise in working with engaged empathy to evoke collaborative sense-making, group flow, and energetic alignment within highly diverse groups. Author of "From Conflict to Creative Collaboration: A User's Guide to Dynamic Facilitation," she teaches this work internationally.  In the last few years, she has been exploring the use of Empathy Circles with some of her organizational clients, with facilitator learning groups, and in communication workshops.

 


Rosa says, "I'm totally excited to see that Edwin Rutsch, the creator of Empathy Circles, has been bringing his work into the arena of healing political divides. My experience is that this simple-yet-powerful form is actually quite revolutionary, in the
best sense of the word..."

 

 
 

March 9, 2019: Empathy Circles as Imaginal Cells for a Regenerative and Co-creative Future
by Rosa Zubizarreta
"In the last few years, Iíve been exploring the use of Empathy Circles with some of my organizational clients, with facilitator learning groups, and in communication workshops. Iíve been finding that it is a great introduction and warm-up for Dynamic Facilitation, one of my core practices, as it offers everyone in the room the opportunity to engage in offering listening reflections to one another. At the same time, Iím totally excited to see that Edwin Rutsch, the creator of Empathy Circles, has been bringing his work into the arena healing political divides. My experience is that this simple-yet-powerful form is actually quite revolutionary, in the best sense of the word, and so I want to delve a bit into what I see as the underlying dynamics"


 

Nov 3, 2015: A workshop with Rosa Zubizarreta and Edwin Rutsch on:
How might we design solutions to American gun violence, using an empathy-based approach?

 

 

A group of us met in a home in Berkeley, California for a Potluck and a private workshop facilitated by Rosa Zubizarreta.  Rosa presented her workshop "OMAH" (Opening Minds and Hearts).  Skill-building for Heart-Opening Conversations includes Empathy Circles and Dynamic Facilitation