Dialogue on Solving Wicked Problems

Dialogue is a cornerstone learning tool used to create shared learning and collective mastery in organizations by generating shared understanding, shared meaning, and coherent thinking and action around strategically important issues. "Wicked Problems" are the recurring patterns of problems that resurface with different faces even though effort and resources are expended to address them. This seminar is designed to help participants understand how Dialogue works both conceptually and experientially.

Course Benefits:

Program participants will gain:

  • Increased understand of Dialogue concepts, toll and disciplines
  • Expanded capacity for shared learning, shared meaning, and self-reflection
  • Expanded capacity to explore mental models
  • Increased understanding of reoccurring systematic problems
  • Increased perspective on the value of collective mastery

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Describe the distinctive value of Dialogue as a learning tool
  • View systematic challenges in a new way
  • Assess potential applications for Dialogue to build shared learning, shared meaning, and collective mastery

Course Content:

  • What is Dialogue
  • The distinctive purpose of Dialogue
  • The principles, practices and methods
  • Creating the right conditions
  • Practicing the base disciplines
  • Building shared understanding and share meaning about "Wicked Problems"
  • Understanding appropriate learning applications of Dialogue

Who Should Attend:

  • Leaders and managers who are familiar with organization and/or system thinking principles, leaders and managers responsible for organization change and/or learning, and change agents