As a culture, we easily fall into “power based” patterns in our discussions. Don’t believe me? Try filling in the blanks in this simple test: 618 more words
Tags » Democracy, Dialogue, Government
To peace-makers everywhere, we extend our best wishes for the new year.
Here also, following up on our previous posts about Ferguson, MO, are some… 591 more words
Listening is at the heart of any productive effort to resolve conflict. At times, it’s the only action that can help people move forward. Real listening is hard work. 588 more words
As our text in the Public Policy class, I used a very good and recent book – Civic Fusion: Mediating Polarized Public Disputes by Susan Podziba… 166 more words
One objection often made to using a sequenced series of engagement steps is that it “takes time.” Although it does take some additional planning time and energy, separating and sequencing different types of dialogue can save considerable time and energy over the long run. 431 more words