Techniques to encourage dialogue

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 8, 2006
Filed in Communication

Last week I suggested we needed more techniques that fostered deeper conversations in business. Well here is a new resource which will help you get up to speed on a range of group processes designed to encourage dialogue. The 86–page report was produced by the Pioneers of Change Associates and commissioned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The report describes the following techniques and many more:

  • appreciative inquiry
  • change lab
  • circle
  • deep democracy
  • future search
  • open space technology
  • scenario planning
  • sustained dialogue
  • the world cafe

[thanks to Mary Alice Arthur for the pointer to this report—when will we see your blog MA?]

About  Shawn Callahan

Shawn, author of Putting Stories to Work, is one of the world's leading business storytelling consultants. He helps executive teams find and tell the story of their strategy. When he is not working on strategy communication, Shawn is helping leaders find and tell business stories to engage, to influence and to inspire. Shawn works with Global 1000 companies including Shell, IBM, SAP, Bayer, Microsoft & Danone. Connect with Shawn on:

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