Program Content

Changing the way we communicate is the most natural authentic way to cultivate the conditions for cultural change.  The Art of Dialogue workshop is a participatory one day workshop that integrates a practical communicational framework and principles that teaches participants to identify the subtle differences and appropriateness between the four primary levels of communication: informational, discussion, conversation and dialogue. You will learn when to use each level most effectively with greater awareness and sensitivity.

The unique element of The Art of Dialogue is that it is facilitated in inspiring natural spaces that harnessing the rhythms of the wilderness. Removing ourselves from the work environment encourages a creativity and openness to explore other ways of knowing and relating.

The practices and principles experienced on the day support individuals and businesses to think creatively and critically, manage emotions, communicate effectively, and work with people who are different from themselves. This program develops a culture of empathy through an awareness of our own emotive processes. It does this by,

  •  valuing and accessing the experience and intelligence already held within groups
  •  working to create the conditions that allow conversation-driven processes to lead groups into deeper insights and meaningful results
  •  providing a framework to understand the impact of our own worldviews
  •  prioritizing trust, vulnerability, emotional awareness and reflective insight,
  •  promoting collective intelligence, in pursuit of creative solutions to shared challenges.

During the session, we work with story and group dialogue providing insights into how individual and organisational worldviews are formed and how assumptions, beliefs, and cultural influences determine ways of thinking.

Workshop participants will leave the day with practical insights into the design and organization of mindful encounters with groups in any environment that facilitate clear thinking, responsible action, group coherence and collective commitment. Participants will leave recognizing that relationships are key to all effective group action.

This workshop will be of practical value to any organisation looking to get the very best out of a group of people and co-create new ways of experiencing the world.

For more information on our dialogue framework click on the following article –How to expand your views by changing how you converse

Facilitator: Philip Jackson- please call Philip on 0416023867 for more information

Location: secluded wilderness space in the Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath

Cost- $1800 (up to teams of 12)

Call Philip on 0416023867 to arrange a meeting