Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center Day of Dialogue Facilitator Training - Mar 5th!


Day of Dialogue Facilitator Training!
When: March 5, 2011 - 9:00am - 12:30pm

Join the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC) for an interactive dialogue facilitator training offered at least twice a year. The next training will take place at the Peaslee Center, 215 E. 14th St., in Cincinnati on TBA. It will be a great experience for enhancing facilitation skills, active listening skills, and constructive inquiry skills that can be used in the classroom, in the home, and in the community.

What is a Day of Dialogue?
The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC) began offering Days of Dialogue as a way to bring together people with different points of view and model how respectful dialogue can take place on issues important to our country.  IJPC began offering the days in February 2006 and has offered many public dialogues since then.  Our purpose is to offer and facilitate dialogues to help people really listen to one another when discussing significant social issues. Our focus this year is to help increase respect, connection and understanding within the fragmented moderate to progressive forces in our community.

What can you expect at a Day of Dialogue?
Each dialogue has a large group component as well as a small group process where people break into groups of 6-8 people for a facilitated dialogue. A hallmark of the small group experience is that participants are asked to first paraphrase or capture the essence of another participant's viewpoint before sharing their own perspective. The process promotes active listening, respect, and understanding. 

Over the course of a year of dialogues the small group process has evolved to include offering models and ways that people can inquire about perspectives they may disagree with in a constructive fashion that maintains a spirit of openness and curiosity.

Facilitator Training:
The success of any small group dialogue relies on the presence of skilled facilitators. To that end we are offering a *Day of Dialogue Facilitator Training on Saturday,February 5th from 9am to 12:30p.m at the Peaslee Center.  There is free parking. 
The training will be very interactive and experiential. It will cover the small group process in its entirety and also answer any questions/ concerns you may have. It will be a great experience for enhancing facilitation skills, active listening skills, and constructive inquiry skills. 

If you have questions or would like to RSVP, contact program staff at 513-579-8547.

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