The Power of Dialogue is a comprehensive “deep dive” into transforming conflicted conversations about divisive issues. Even within the most contentious issues or fraught situations, the right tools enable a community to foster understanding, restore relationships, and move forward.
In this workshop, we will:
Recognize the signs of polarization and dynamics of conflict, including the effects of strong emotion on how we perceive and communicate with others.
Practice ways of speaking, listening, and asking questions that foster sincere curiosity about an opponent and open up conversations.
Understand the gap between a speaker’s intention and impact in communicating with others.
Experience all elements of a structured dialogue about a divisive issue: preparing participants, planning, facilitating, and participating.