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Training to facilitate a dialogue
Mon 23 March 2020, 19:30 - 21:30
This training is aimed at people who have attended at least three dialogues, and who would like to learn to facilitate a dialogue. Ever wonder how you can encourage an engaging conversation about sensitive topics? How you can ask the right questions, and provide a structure that allows others to open their hearts? You will learn it during this training! To sign up, click the red button above.
The purpose of facilitating a dialogue is to stimulate thinking, growth, and change that lead to action. The more you practice being curious and asking questions with an open heart, the more you will get positive results from your conversations with others.
We invite you to take part in this English-language training session, where you will practice facilitating a dialogue and learn about our guiding principles. During the training, you will get to know what an engaging dialogue is, and how it is structured. A dialogue follows four steps: 1) getting acquainted 2) sharing and exchanging one’s experiences 3) envisioning new possibilities 4) formulating concrete actions. The online training consists of a video you watch before the training and practicing facilitating in a Zoom-meeting.
In addition, we will be examining several skills that you can incorporate into your daily conversations with friends, family, or colleagues. The skills needed for productive conversations involve committed listening and asking the ‘right’ questions. To practice these skills in-depth we will focus on the following:
- Learning the method of appreciative inquiry.
- Working on the three essential skills for a dialogue: (1) committed listening, (2) asking the right questions, and (3) giving constructive feedback.
After this training session, you can start practice facilitating a dialogue together with experienced people in the Dialogue House. You can practice running a table with a more experienced dialogue facilitator together, or come and get further practice at one of our Dialogue House events (held the first Monday of each month at Maliebaan 45).
The costs for the training are: 10€ for students/U-pas holders, 50€ for non-students and 150€ for organizations. If money is a problem we are happy to discuss an alternative contribution! Please transfer to NL43 INGB 0007 6336 31 for Stichting Utrecht in Dialoog and note Online Dialoguetraining.