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Rosa Zubizarreta replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion 1955 article about Follett's Approach
"Thanks so much, Matthew! Will write again when I've had a chance to read it... in the meantime, you are inspiring me to make a post about my dissertation. While she is not my central focus, I definitely draw on her work....  and in the…"
May 5
Rosa Zubizarreta replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Presentation to the International Society of Systems Sciences "Mini-Symposium" - March 11 2023
"Matthew, what a wonderful presentation!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Really lovely! At some point I'd like to share something about my dissertation on the facilitation of Citizens' Councils in Austria, and how I wove…"
Mar 12, 2023
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Rosa Zubizarreta replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Glad to see this topic here... this group has been a bit dormant for a while! My own perspective on what is being called for, in these times of viral / ecological / climate crises; as much as anything else, we need a new collaborative…"
Mar 29, 2020

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What brings you to Follett?
Her work. "The New State" is awesome.

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MPF and contemporary non-linear facilitation practices...

A while ago, I wrote a blog post on my website, inspired by a MPF quote that Albie had posted here...

Recently, as I was editing the post a bit for the purpose of greater clarity, I realized that some of what I'd written may be of interest to some folks here.

Here are a few paragraphs from the opening:

One of things that is most central to me about the practice of DF, is something I’ve called the "principled refusal to 'manage' convergence". As I see it,…


Posted on December 12, 2010 at 8:41am — 2 Comments

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At 12:31pm on November 29, 2009, Albie M. Davis said…
Hi Rosa,

I believe I "found" Follett, because I needed her--her wisdom, her point of view informed by her gender, and so much more. Yet, like you, most of my experience came before the theory. More on that later.

I just wanted to say hello and also say that I too found, when working the the court system with many "appointed for life leaders" in a rigid bureaucracy, it was always important to "validate" the perspective of the judges and clerks who felt they already "did" mediation and then slowly and together differentiate the ways that mediation without the "power of the robe or office" could accomplish outcomes in a way not possible under typical court rules and culture. I'm saying this awkwardly, but hope you get the gist. Thanks, Albie Davis

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