My add/question of the first week of the month of april- Joop

Posted by Joop / on 04/04/2009 / 1 Comment


As proposed to add articles, questions, links or other items concerning Dialogue in the first week of the month (because everybody has a full schedule/agenda) I would like to add this link because it has a very large amount of material about dialogue you can look into and maybe you can make usefull in your practice with dialogue.

I also like you all a question. You all know that most facilitators use some agreements or rules to make the participants be able to get into a dialogue stage easier. Which five agreements/rules you think are most important to stimulate a dialogue environment?


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  • Wim says:

    Dear Joop and fellow members of the Dialogue Network,

    The dialogic rules or rather 'guidelines' that we observe at our Center for Self-Reflection (Centrum voor Zelfbezinning, Leusden, Netherlands) are as follows:

    - Accept the individual uniqueness of one another.
    - Do not talk ‘about’, but only from your own experience.
    - Express your own experiences and feelings.
    - Do not ‘help’, give advise or try to convince.
    - Listen attentively to yourself and others.
    - What is shared among group members is not be divulged outside the group.

    I find these rules quite helpful when it comes to putting participants in the right frame of mind. What it all boils down to is MUTUAL RESPECT.

    Best regards,

    April 16, 2009 at 9:53 PM | Permalink


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