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Published on February 20, 2009

Author: Angelojohn

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These are slides that detail the Dialogue Circle Method, a version of Dialogue created by Angelo John Lewis and colleagues at Princeton University during the late '90s.

Dynamics of Dialogue A Workshop on the Use of Dialogue In Multicultural Discourse

Definitions Dialogue From the Greek dialogos Dia means “through” or “with each other” Logos means “the word” or “the meaning” “ meaning flowing through ” Discussion From the Latin discutere “ to smash together ” Debate From the Latin de + battere “ to beat down ”

Dialogue

From the Greek dialogos

Dia means “through” or “with each other”

Logos means “the word” or “the meaning”

“ meaning flowing through ”

Discussion

From the Latin discutere

“ to smash together ”

Debate

From the Latin de + battere

“ to beat down ”

Why Dialogue? Allows “meaning to flow through” Permits depth based on the groups readiness Works (best) as an adjunct to other methods Becomes more group centered over time Gives means to explore complex and conflicted issues Puts a pause on the need to find the answer Creates (safe) and sacred space Can be one-time or ongoing process Fosters reflection in the organization

Allows “meaning to flow through”

Permits depth based on the groups readiness

Works (best) as an adjunct to other methods

Becomes more group centered over time

Gives means to explore complex and conflicted issues

Puts a pause on the need to find the answer

Creates (safe) and sacred space

Can be one-time or ongoing process

Fosters reflection in the organization

Dialogue and Discussion Dialogue Collaboration Everybody wins Seeks a rich grasp of complex issues Complex issues explored Discussion Percussion Concussion Competition Goal is to win Seeks agreement and/or victory Decisions made

Dialogue

Collaboration

Everybody wins

Seeks a rich grasp of complex issues

Complex issues explored

Discussion

Percussion

Concussion

Competition

Goal is to win

Seeks agreement and/or victory

Decisions made

Sample Issues Explored through Dialogue History of an organization Roles and responsibilities Procedural dilemmas in the work place Vision for the organization’s future Candidacy for community elections Perceptions of the “other” in organizations and diversity training Organizational restructuring (and feelings about restructuring) White privilege within white groups “ The Oppressor Within” among diversity trainers

History of an organization

Roles and responsibilities

Procedural dilemmas in the work place

Vision for the organization’s future

Candidacy for community elections

Perceptions of the “other” in organizations and diversity training

Organizational restructuring (and feelings about restructuring)

White privilege within white groups

“ The Oppressor Within” among diversity trainers

Dialogue: Sample of Adjunct Uses Strategic Planning Future Search Conflict Transformation Needs Assessment Focus Groups Team Projects Community Building Facilitated Discussion Debate Scenario Planning Creative Problem Solving Leadership Training University Class Projects Gender Role Awareness Prejudice Reduction Racial Reconciliation Faith Sharing Spiritual Exploration Diversity Training Appreciative Inquiry

Strategic Planning

Future Search

Conflict Transformation

Needs Assessment

Focus Groups

Team Projects

Community Building

Facilitated Discussion

Debate

Scenario Planning

Creative Problem Solving

Leadership Training

University Class Projects

Gender Role Awareness

Prejudice Reduction

Racial Reconciliation

Faith Sharing

Spiritual Exploration

Diversity Training

Appreciative Inquiry

Evolution of Dialogue Invitation Conversation (to turn together) Deliberation (to weigh out) Instability of the Container Initiatory Crises (no decisions, purpose, leader, agenda) Instability in the Container Crisis of Suspension Inquiry in the Container Crisis of Collective Pain Creativity in the Container Discussion (to shake apart) Suspension (to hang in front) Dialogue (the flow of meaning) Dialectic (the flow of speech; logical analysis) Metalogue (meaning moving with, among) Debate (to beat down) Adapted from William N. Issacs in Organizational Dynamics , 1993

Varieties of Dialogue More structure Content oriented Relies on themes Emphasis on content, e.g. study circles Content Process Less structure Less reliance on themes Emphasis on process, e.g. Bohmian dialogue Study Circles Dialogue Circles a.k.a. Diversity Circles Bohmian Dialogue

More structure

Content oriented

Relies on themes

Emphasis on content, e.g. study circles

Less structure

Less reliance on themes

Emphasis on process, e.g. Bohmian dialogue

Right Listening Roles Listener Speaker Observer Feedback Listener critiques self Speaker critiques listener Observer critiques listener What did you like? What would you change? Process Speaker shares a brief story (mid-intensity) Listener attends to the story and reports what s/he heard Observer attends to the speaker’s story and the listener’s report focusing on the quality of the listener’s work Switch roles and repeat The Exercise

Roles

Listener

Speaker

Observer

Feedback

Listener critiques self

Speaker critiques listener

Observer critiques listener

What did you like?

What would you change?

Process

Speaker shares a brief story (mid-intensity)

Listener attends to the story and reports what s/he heard

Observer attends to the speaker’s story and the listener’s report focusing on the quality of the listener’s work

Switch roles and repeat

Guidelines for Dialogue Speak from experience Listen as colleagues Suspend assumptions Respect the speaker Defer the need for clarification Focus on the learning

Speak from experience

Listen as colleagues

Suspend assumptions

Respect the speaker

Defer the need for clarification

Focus on the learning

Valence Theory Identity Internal Representations Defense Structure Personal History Character Structure Trauma Environment Psychotherapy Family Dominant Culture Time Self Gender Genetic predisposition Ethnic/cultural background Age/developmental task Family context Race Spiritual practice Socioeconomic status Societal Influence Sexual orientation Ability/ Disability

From Chaos to Community: An Intercultural Communication Process CHAOS Multicultural COMMUNITY Intercultural Conflict Intercultural Dialogue Multicultural Moments Multicultural Dialogue “ not me” “ me” Our struggle Our oppression Our history Our heritage Cultural denigration Cultural chauvinism Cultural relativism Cultural centrality E M P T I N E S S boundary rigidity stereotypes empathy experience education shared (superordinate) task tolerance adaptation boundary permeability

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