Our Concepts & Principles
Our Definition of Dialogue
"Dialogue" is a term that is frequently used. However, it means different things to different people. Our approach to dialogue is primarily based in the work of Martin Buber and Maurice Friedman. Briefly stated, dialogue is a form of communication that occurs when the participants:
- Remain in the tension between...
Described like this, dialogue might be thought to be easy. Our experience shows, to the contrary, that this kind of communication is very difficult, particularly when dealing with value-laden or controversial issues.
Our Focus On Dialogic Communication
Our trainings and workshops in dialogic communication focus on four areas:
As facilitators, we create settings conducive to dialogic communication and, by our interventions, enable people to communicate with each other better than they would without our help.
As consultants, we work with our clients to assess needs, design meetings and programs, and institutionalize patterns of dialogic communication.
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