Team Creativity and Innovation Through Dialogue

Dialogue is a generative discipline that heightens creativity and collective learning within groups. It is a method for "thinking together" about complex issues and for laying the groundwork for solving problems collaboratively. As a living process, the practice of dialogue leads to both personal and group transformation. In the one-day interactive workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of the dialogue process, as well as engage in a brief dialogue session

Course Benefits:

Program participants will gain:

  • An understanding of experience of the dialogue process
  • Awareness of the context which govern our conversation and contribute to blocking purpose
  • Tools to increase the quality of conversation and capability for collective thinking
  • Techniques for listening without filtering
  • An understanding of MBTI as a tool for understanding themselves and diverse viewpoints

Course Objectives:

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

  • Effectively participate in a dialogue process
  • Use the dialogue process for more effective team decision making, problem solving, and visioning
  • Maximize innovation and creativity capabilities within a team
  • Effectively nurture individual and collective learning
  • Recognize barriers within interpersonal communication
  • Communicate with understanding of divergent interests

Course Content:

  • Being open to creativity and innovation
  • Guidelines and building blocks dialogue
  • Mental models, belief systems and communication
  • Interpersonal communication awareness model
  • Listening for understanding
  • Assessment of personal style
  • Experiencing the dialogue process

Who Should Attend:

  • Individuals and organizations looking to develop new teams or advance existing teams