Workshop

Workshop: Introduction to dialogue

Communication is an artform. Misunderstanding what has been said, happens, for example at work, in our family and even with our friends. This often stays beneath the surface, which leaves much unsaid. When one does talk, it can be difficult to truly listen. In this way, language can act as a barrier as well as a bridge. Do you want to learn how to build such a bridge? To get a taster of how communication can be turned around for the better, Remko de Beer and Rients Ritskes will give a workshop introducing us to the 21 secrets for a good dialogue!

Organised by Wageningen University & Research
Date

Thu 29 September 2022 12:00 to 14:00

Venue Impulse, building number 115
Room Speakers Corner
Price description Free entrance, no subscription needed. You can choose to join the full workshop or only the plenary

Theory and practice

We talk a lot about dialogue, but how can you use it in daily practice? This workshop will provide us with theoretical insight and a chance to practice and reflect on ways to put theory into practice. By adopting the 21 secrets for a good dialogue, you can experience how quickly we can really listen to each other. Tranquillity, depth and creativity can be achieved through this technique of dialogue, even surrounding difficult topics. Without having to convince the other, insights can be shared, and new perspectives can arise. Keen to know more? Join the workshop!

The difference between a conversation, represented by a juble of wavy lines, and a dialogue, represented by parallel running wavy lines.
The difference between a conversation, represented by a juble of wavy lines, and a dialogue, represented by parallel running wavy lines.

Dialoogcentrum & Wageningen Dialogues

This workshop is given by Remko de Beer and Rients Ritskes, authors of Het nieuwe dialoogboek (The New Dialogue Book) and trainers at the Dialoogcentrum. Together they will share with us their decades of experience, in relation to dialogue, from the Netherlands and abroad. Wageningen Dialogues organises this session for the Dialogue Community & friends. Such monthly meet-ups are meant to experience dialogue practices and to inspire and connect dialogue explorers. All to make you feel more knowledgeable and comfortable to make use of the potential of dialogue and deliberation.