Priti Shah is a Facilitator, Trainer, Speaker, Coach, Mentor, Consultant, Expert, Mediator, Arbitrator, Lawyer, 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 human rights 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 has travelled to 50 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 travelled to Paraguay in the Summer of 2011 to complete her sixth Habitat build. In March 2013 she will travel 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" and "Gypsy". The productions have raised approximately $850.000 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.