Small Group Dialogues
At this time, many people thirst for Deep Connections.
Our Dialogues are envisioned to support overcoming
the naturally awkward moments of online interactions
and enable authentic connections.
Each Small Group is invited to practice Dialogue.
Dialogue means that we intentionally
suspend debate and practice:
in order to Build Trust, Grow Empathy and Deepen Understanding.
Each Small Group follows a Simple Structure:
Step 1: Go around the circle. Each shares a reflection
on the prompt questions. (Approx. 1-2 min each)
Step 2: If there is time left:
Find links between some shared reflections.
Choice to Share: If a participant is not yet ready for a question,
they can 'pass for now' and respond a little later.
Small Group Facilitators: One participant supports the flow of the group.
The first participant shares while
staying aware of time.
The next participant shares. The facilitator
keeps an eye on time, so everyone gets
a chance to share.
You continue the process: each participant shares a reflection.
If there is time left: connect around personal content that has been shared.
We experience that this peer dialogue format
supports Small Groups to connect intentionally and practice values such as:
Enabling equal participation
Validating diverse Strengths and Skills
Strengthening capacities to risk Open-Mindedness
Helping to Build Trust and Deepen Understanding
"Dialogue is an Art and does not happen by itself.
We are asked to risk vulnerability with courage
and ground boldness within kindness"
SMALL GROUP DIALOGUES