Based on David Bohm's On Dialogue (1996), this technique is a process for getting groups to talk and think together more deeply and coherently.
To create a flow of meaning among dialogue participants
To think more effectively together
To build on one another's ideas creatively and freely
To identify what gets in the way of shared meaning and collective thought
To think productively about seemingly intractable problems
How It Works
Participants form into a circle and the convener explains the meaning of dialogue: there are no winners or losers and no attempt to persuade, the focus is on understanding what people actually say without judgment or criticism, and the object is to develop collective thinking. ...
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