Sessions & Workshops
The three plenary sessions - one each day - are designed to help participants decide how we can make this gathering spark various coalitions, task forces and networks that will be dedicated to strengthening and uniting the field and the practice.
On Friday, the large-group session will consist of small-group dialogues about what brings people to the conference, what their hopes are for the event and for the field, and what their needs are as practitioners.
On Saturday, the large-group session will be run by AmericaSpeaks and will feature all of the technology this program is known for. During this session, participants will be in the same small groups as the day before, and they will discuss ideas of how we can use this event to meet some of the needs and hopes that people in their group and others had brought up the day before.
On Sunday, the large-group session will be run by the Study Circles Resource Center, and will be modeled after their Action Forum. This session will allow participants to create and join coalitions, networks and task forces of their choice, and will give these new groups the chance to meet and begin talking about next steps.
Specific Sessions & Workshops
Below are examples of the sessions/workshops participants will be able to choose from. A full list will be available later in September.
Using Citizen Deliberative Councils to Generate Citizen Wisdom to Guide our Democracy
Art & Civic Dialogue: An Exchange Among Arts and Dialogue Practitioners
The Life-Cycle of a Jewish/Palestinian Dialogue Group: from Birth to Action
(En)Circling Understandings: Story Circles as Social Justice Education
Cultural Considerations and Dialogue Facilitator Preparation: Contributions from the Diversity Field
The Heart of Bohm's Dialogue (a 3-session experiential dialogue)
Dialogue Matters: Teaching Democratic Citizenship and Building Trust Across Racial Differences on a Rural New England College Campus
Convening & Facilitating Dialogues to Maximize Participation of "Lesser-Heard" Voices
Evaluating Intergroup Dialogue
Eileen Dzik and Carole Frampton
Restoring the Everglades: Emerging Strategies for Building Consensus and Resolving Conflicts
Working with Top Management Teams and Dialogue in Britain
Are We Hearing What They're Saying? Transforming Education Through Teacher/Student Dialogues
Developing a Dialogue-Centered Agenda for Social Change at the Local and Global Level
Faith-Based and Secular Approaches to Dialogue and Conflict Resolution
White Privilege and Critical Pedagogy: Dialogue in the Classroom
The Environmental Justice Collaborative Model
From Talk to Action in Large-scale Dialogue Programs: Lessons from Community Experiences
Society's Breakthrough! - Facilitating a Dialogue-based Society
Dance Exchange on Dialogue & Making Dance
Using Informal Writing to Foster Democratic Dialogue: From Small-Group Gatherings to Online Forums
How Socrates Café Can Create a More Participatory Society
Building a Movement for Dialogue, Deliberation & Democracy: Where Do We Go From Here?
Preparing for Participation: Inquiry that Supports Reflection
What is Deliberation?
Managing the Being-Doing Dilemma: Is Dialogue a Tool for Action or a Way of Being Together?
Using Film to Build Dialogue to Action: How to Bring in and Sustain Effective Stakeholders and Build New Collaborations
Scaling Up From Small Group Dialogues: Using "Symbolic Dialogue" to Achieve Large-System Collaboration
Tipping the Culture: Fostering Habits of Dialogue and Collaborative Action on College Campuses
Beginning, Maturing & Growing a Dialogue
New York City Community Building Model & International Peacemaking Model
New Tools for Dialogue & Deliberation: A Study of Dynamic Facilitation