Lisa Heft is President of the Open Space Institute-US, a Fellow with Columbia University’s Center for International Conflict Resolution and Adjunct Faculty with Sonoma State University’s Psychology Department Organizational Development Program. She has facilitated groups of 2000+ in dialogue, consulted on conflict resolution processes for teams working in Northern Iraq and East Timor and facilitated dialogue between prison inmates. Clients on six continents include the International AIDS Conferences, U.S. Departments of Labor and Transportation, National Forum for Geosciences Information Technology, U.S. Scholar-Athlete Games, Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics, Inc., National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Canadian Council for Tobacco Control, the United States Agency for International Development, the Peace Corps and the Centers for Disease Control in Mozambique, the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies and Heifer International.
Ms. Heft’s articles and interviews have been featured in Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Grassroots Peace Building Between Israelis and Palestinians and in Convene, Systems Thinker, Corporate Meetings & Incentives and IEEE Software magazines. Her papers on facilitation, interactive learning and community health have been translated into Spanish, Kiswahili, Swedish, Korean and Braille.