As a Senior Advisor at Shift, David oversees all facilitation and dialogue processes, helping to ensure engagements are driven by participants’ needs, are interactive and have a lasting impact on participants’ thinking and decision making. As a mediation and dispute resolution expert, David particularly focuses on facilitating multistakeholder dialogue and cross-cultural collaborations. With Shift, he has facilitated dialogue and led capacity building with companies, governments, financial institutions and civil society organizations in Africa, the Americas and Europe.
Prior to joining Shift, David contributed to the work of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for business and human rights John Ruggie, specifically advising on the role of mediation and dispute resolution tools as part of the Access to Remedy pillar of the Guiding Principles. David conducted this work as part of his role with the Consensus Building Institute (CBI), an affiliate organization of the Harvard/MIT Program on Negotiation.