TRANSFORMATIVE DIALOGUE:  ORGANIZING AND FACILITATING A CO-CREATED PROCESS

TRAINING AGENDA

NOTE:  This agenda notes major topics to be covered in each section. The training itself will be interactive, with exercises, discussions and role plays throughout.  It will include opportunities to think about the application of skills and ideas to trainees’ particular contexts.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 

MORNING SESSION                                                                                         10:00 – 12:30

  • Welcome & Overview
  • Transformative Dialogue’s Foundation: the Relational Model of Conflict
  • Moral Grounding: Maintaining Balance as a Relational Facilitator

 

LUNCH                                                                                                              12:30 – 14:00

 

AFTERNOON SESSION                                                                                   14:00 – 18:00

  • Applying the Relational Model to Group & Community Conflict
  • Transformative Dialogue – the Basics
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Developing Systems to Document Progress
  • Guiding a Transformative Dialogue: Goals, Role & Impact

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

MORNING SESSION                                                                                         9:00 – 12:30

  • Entering &/or Engaging the Community: Situating a Dialogue
  • What’s Transformative Dialogue About: the Importance of Education
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Creating a Baseline
  • Establishing a Presence &/or Role: Having Transformative Conversations

 

LUNCH                                                                                                               12:30 – 14:00

 

AFTERNOON SESSION                                                                                    14:00 – 17:00

  • Co-Creating the Process: Gathering & Sharing Information
  • Engaging in One-on-One Conversations
    • Listening
    • Reflecting
    • Summarizing
  • Maintaining Intention: Power and Culture

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

MORNING SESSION                                                                                         9:00 – 12:30

  • Facilitating Dialogue Sessions: Purpose & Practice
  • Open Dialogue Fishbowl: Part 1
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Seeing Change
  • Open Dialogue Fishbowl 2

 

LUNCH                                                                                                               12:30 – 14:00

 

AFTERNOON SESSION                                                                                   14:00 – 16:00

  • Alternatives to Open Dialogue
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Documenting Shifts in the Wider Community
  • From Training to Facilitation
  • Wrap-Up & Training Evaluation