Priti Shah is a Facilitator, Trainer, Speaker, Coach, Mentor, Consultant, Expert, Mediator, Arbitrator, Lawyer, Workplace Investigator, Strategist and the CEO of PRAXIS Conflict Consulting in Winnipeg. Since 1997, PRAXIS has specialized in providing organizations and individuals with affordable and effective dispute resolution, facilitation and training & development services.
In a one-stop shop, Priti’s clients have access to legal advice, arbitration, mediation, negotiation and conciliation services. Training & development services focus upon empowering individuals to problem solve as well as to build inclusive and respectful environments. Priti is also widely respected for her expertise in the fields of human rights, harassment and cultural diversity.
PRAXIS’ consulting services include workplace investigations, employment equity audits, policy development, coaching, strategic planning, meeting facilitation, critical incident briefing, appreciative inquiry and board development. PRAXIS Conflict Consulting is pleased to deliver a full range of services combining legal knowledge with cross-cultural understanding.
The word praxis means "the practical application of theory, rules, skills or knowledge". The goal of PRAXIS Conflict Consulting is to help its clients make the praxis, meaning the aim of the firm is to provide its clients with awareness, knowledge and skills that can be turned into positive action within their personal and professional lives.
Priti sits on the Manitoba Health Appeal Board, is a Public Representative Councillor on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba and a member of the Winnipeg Football Club Board.
Priti has travelled to 64 countries and represented the Government of Canada and the Organization for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in September 1998 as an observer of the parliamentary elections in Bosnia & Herzegovina. She is committed to international development and will travel to Fiji in 2018 to complete her eighth Habitat build. In March 2013 she also traveled to Birmingham, Alabama with Mennonite Disaster Service to assist with rebuilding tornado damaged homes.
Priti is also committed to the local community and volunteers extensively. She has been actively involved in joint fundraising initiatives with the Manitoba Bar Association and the Manitoba Theatre Centre. Since 1998 she has had parts in "Guys and Dolls", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Pajama Game", "Grease", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", "You Can't Take it With You", "Little Shop of Horrors", "Cabaret", "Inherit the Wind", "Chicago", "The Producers", "Gypsy", "La Cages Aux Folles", and "Witness for the Prosecution." The productions have raised approximately one million dollars for the theatre and the community in Winnipeg. In May 2005, Priti was awarded the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Contribution to Community from the Women Business Owners of Manitoba.
In addition to travelling, Priti enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading, dancing, musical theatre, working out, cycling, gardening and taking in the beautiful geography of Canada and the world.