Dr. Miki Kashtan, Lead Collaboration Consultant at the Center for Efficient Collaboration, has successfully coached families, groups, and organizations to overcome seemingly impassable differences. Miki draws on over 20 years of experience as a facilitator and consultant working with businesses, nonprofits, government bodies, and community groups. In 2004 she created the CEC’s collaborative decision-making tool, Convergent Facilitation, and she has a track record of sussing out systemic problems, quickly building trust even in highly polarized groups, and reaching breakthrough solutions. Miki is a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication, the parent organization of the Center for Efficient Collaboration. Her background includes a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Berkeley, and her third book, Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Working Together to Create a Nonviolent Future, explores the tools, practices, and systems needed for a collaborative society.

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Collaborating Across Power Differences

Posted on January 14, 2016 by Miki Kashtan

Power dynamics can really get in the way when you are trying to build a healthy, strong organization. If family foundations and their grantee partners don’t see eye to eye, or if junior members of the family pose challenges to their board leaders or elders, the back-and-forth struggle isn’t just uncomfortable; it can undermine the organizational stability and compromise impact… Read More

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