On Friday, June 3rd NCDD hosted an event exploring Bohm-inspired Dialogue. This event was attended by about 40 participants. During this webinar, Linda Ellinor & Glenna Gerard, co-authors of Dialogue: Rediscover the Transforming Power of Conversation (1998, John Wiley & Sons), taught about their model of Bohm-inspired Dialogue inspired by David Bohm (1917 - 1992). Their book has now been translated into 5 languages and is available as a down-loadable e-book.
The presentation aspect of the webinar was recorded and is available at this link. In addition, Linda and Glenna shared a PDF with slides and information on their future programs.
In the event participants learned the interpretation of dialogue from the authors as "dia-logos", as meaning flowing through people. In other words, how we think together and make meaning. Dialogue helps everyone put the world back together so we don't see it in several different pieces.
For the last 20-minutes participants engaged in a Bohm-inspired dialogue in small groups. The members were able to see the power of this discussion style.
Overview of the event:
Foundational History and Skills of Dialogue
Dialogue Application, Design Facilitation