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Dialogues Across Differences: An Introduction to Reflective Structured Dialogue

This partial-day workshop, Dialogues Across Differences: An Introduction to Reflective Structured Dialogue, from Public Conversation Project and has been developed over the last two decades. The dialogue process established in this training creates an opportunity to transform communication between participants who have conflict. Below is the description from Public Conversations Project and check out if there are upcoming workshop dates here on their site.

About the workshop…

Summary:
25 years ago, Public Conversations Project created a unique approach to dialogue that promoted connection and curiosity between those who saw one another as the enemy. Our approach has transformed conflicts across the country and the world – but its principles are widely applicable for everyday conversation. An intentional communication process can help individuals, organizations and communities build trust, enhance resilience for addressing future challenging issues, and have constructive conversations with those they otherwise “wouldn’t be caught dead with.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn basic theory and practice of Public Conversations’ relationship-centered approach to better communication and dialogue.
  • Achieve shared, clear, and mutually understood purpose in a conversation.
  • Design a framework for a constructive conversation that will encourage people to participate fully, listen actively, and enhance empathy.
  • Stimulate self-discovery and curiosity about the “other” through questions that promote connection, curiosity and caring.

Results:
As a result of this workshop, you will be equipped to:

  • Communicate with self-confidence about difficult or divisive topics.
  • Break destructive communication habits like avoidance, silence, or reactive responses, enabling those in a conversation to feel truly listened to.
  • Design conversations, dialogues, or meetings with clear purpose, full participation, and a structure for moving forward.
  • Employ effective and satisfying communication exercises in a broad range of personal and professional settings.

Who might participate:

  • Executives in the nonprofit, public, or private sectors interested in shifting the culture of communication in their workplace.
  • Managers seeking to lead more constructive conversations with a divided, frustrated, or distracted team.
  • Clergy looking to broach a challenging concept with their congregation or internal leadership.
  • Consultants in strategic communications, strategic planning, or organizational development exploring new ways to improve client relations.
  • Administrators seeking to encourage collaboration between departments.

Accreditation:
This workshop is approved for 6 clock hours for national certified counselors, Massachusetts licensed mental health counselors, MA licensed marriage and family therapists, and New Hampshire pastoral psychotherapists. Credits are accepted by the NH Board of Mental Health Practice for all licensed NH mental health professionals. For more information, please see our workshop policies. Public Conversations Project is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

For more information, please contact us at training[at]publicconversations[dot]org or 617-923-1216 ext. 10.

About Public Conversations ProjectPCP_logo
Public Conversations Project fosters constructive conversation where there is conflict driven by differences in identity, beliefs, and values. We work locally, nationally, and globally to provide dialogue facilitation, training, consultation, and coaching. We help groups reduce stereotyping and polarization while deepening trust and collaboration and strengthening communities.

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Resource Link: www.publicconversations.org/workshop/dialogue-across-differences-introduction-reflective-structured-dialogue

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