OTA Academy’s notions and methodologies are based on Eric Berne’s theories on Transactional Analysis, according to which personality and relationships can foster growth and change in people and organisations.

By focusing on both inward and outward psychological processes, Transactional Analysis establishes a connection between what we tell ourselves and what we say to each other.

Who the training is for

Specialisation in Organisational Transactional Analysis is for the following professionals who wish to foster growth and change in their company:

  • Managers
  • Trainers
  • HR executives
  • Other professionals dealing with people within organisations

OTA Academy is one of Italy’s first training centres offering a specific pathway in Organisational Transactional Analysis.

All our trainers have a specific organisational expertise and an established professional experience in the corporate sector.

The attainment of autonomy is manifested by the release or recovery of three capacities: awareness, spontaneity and intimacy.

ERIC BERNE

THE TEAM

We are a group of highly experienced people working in and for organisations. Throughout our professional careers, we have been trying to study and understand personal and organisational patterns through Transactional Analysis. Training professionals is now our main activity, where we combine psychological theories with day-to-day practice.
As part of our partnership projects, MIDA has agreed to get involved in the setting up of OTA Academy, as we share an interest in people’s wellbeing and organisational effectiveness and efficiency.

DANIELA CANNAVALE
DANIELA CANNAVALE
I graduated in Philosophy with a specialisation in Psychology and Pedagogy.
I am an EATA-ITAA certified Organisational Transactional Analyst, an EATA-ITAA (TSTA-O) certified trainer and supervisor, and a Senior Consultant at MIDA spa.
For many years I have been involved in designing, planning and delivering training courses to empower people and organisations, especially in times of organisational changes. I have authored many books and conference papers on managing the organisational environment, cognitive-emotional training for professionals and new training techniques for adults.
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MARINA FARINA
MARINA FARINA
I am a Psychologist, a Psychotherapist and an Organisational Transactional Analysis Consultant.
I am an EATA and ITAA CTA Educational Trainer, having been certified by the European Association of Transactional Analysis, and a CNCP Trainer and Counsellor. I specialise in organisational Counselling and Coaching, teach at several Counselling schools specialising in Transactional Analysis, and am a Senior Consultant at MIDA spa.
I am passionate about TA because it has taught me to think about a person’s growth, not just as an individual but also in terms of their relationships and within an organisational system.
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MARCO POGGI
MARCO POGGI
I am a certified Transactional Analysis Counsellor with a Master’s Degree in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and am a Partner at MIDA spa.
My mission is to help those who work in organisations bring out the best in themselves by designing, planning and delivering training, empowerment, coaching and counselling sessions.
In 2013 I co-founded MindfulLab with a view to transforming the fundamental way in which we work and do business, by drawing on thoughts and approaches that belong to the vast universe of mindfulness. I have written many articles on change, creativity and empowerment.
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PAOLO MAGGIO
PAOLO MAGGIO
I am a Doctor, a Psychotherapist specialised in Transactional Analysis, and an EMDR Therapist. I have authored scientific and conference papers on Neuroscience applied to Psychotherapy and Psychotraumatology both in Italy and abroad. I am a member of the “TA Theory Development and Research Committee” (TDRC) of the “European Association for Transactional Analysis” (EATA) and a Board Member of SIMPAT (Italian association of psychotherapeutic techniques and transactional analysis). As an EATA (TSTA-P) Trainer and Supervisor, I teach Transactional Analysis applied to clinical practice at Seminari Romani di Analisi Transazionale, a specialty school of Analytical Transactional Psychotherapy in Rome.
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GIULIA BUSSI
GIULIA BUSSI
I gratuated in Philosophy. I am Transactional Analysis Counsellor with a Master’s Degree in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a Practitioner in the art of coaching, and a Senior Consultant at MIDA spa. I am also an organisational behaviour trainer, and a change management and coaching advisor. I have developed a technique called MAC (Mida Analisi Culturale) to analyse organisational culture. I have written various articles and spoken at several conferences on corporate culture and script-bound behaviours in organisations.
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CLAUDIO FUNES
CLAUDIO FUNES
I am an Economist, a Transactional Analysis Counsellor with a Diploma in Conflict Management, and a Senior consultant at MIDA spa. I specialise in adult learning processes and corporate talent development. I have been studying organisational conflict for over 8 years. I have taught People Management Principles for a Master’s Degree course in Branded Catering at Parma University, Department of Economics and Business Management. I have written a few articles and a book called Gestire i conflitti (Conflict management) published by Giunti Editore in 2009.
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MAURIZIO CASTAGNA
MAURIZIO CASTAGNA
I have a degree in Economics and Psychology and have been working in training and development for over 40 years.
I have written many books on the key elements of the training processes, which are used by many Universities. Most importantly, I have contributed to the development of MIDA spa, having been its Chairman for 23 years and having advised over 300 organisations of all sizes and from all industries.
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PIERPAOLO PERETTI GRIVA
PIERPAOLO PERETTI GRIVA
Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, Transactional Analysis Counsellor and Partner at MIDA Spa.
I have been focusing on Executive and Management Team Coaching by developing Action Learning and Self-Efficacy techniques. I have written articles and conference papers on Experimental Psychology.
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ENZO PAPALIA
ENZO PAPALIA
I graduated in Psychology and Pedagogy in Turin and am a Partner at MIDA spa. I obtained a Master’s Degree in Sviluppo delle Competenze Cliniche nelle Professioni Educative e Formative (Developing clinical skills in Education and Training) from Milan University and specialised in Conduzione di Gruppo secondo la Teoria e la Tecnica Gruppoanalitica (group leading according to analytical theories and techniques) at A.P.R.A.G.I. (Turin branch). Currently I am a Researcher at ARPA (association for research in analytical psychology) which is based in Turin.
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GIAN PIERO SCILIO
GIAN PIERO SCILIO
Consultant, trainer, coach. MIDA partner since 2003.
In 2009 I got my degree in counseling, within the course of analytical Transaction.
In recent years I have developed integrated approaches to consultancy, training and coaching able to support managers in professional changes.
In 2013 I have designed and developed the MIDA approach to over 55 “Long Life Opportunity”.
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