Talking Circles

The Talking Circle is a way of 'structuring in' the possibility of listening through the use of a Talking Piece where only the person holding the Talking Piece is able to speak. Given sufficient time, the Talking Circle is a simple and powerful way to hear diverse voices, help heal destructive conflict, deepen trust, develop shared understanding and achieve a common commitment to action. In a circle everyone is deemed equal and contributes to collective wisdom through sharing their stories, insights and expertise.We call it a 'practice of peace'.

We can:

     - facilitate talking circles if you want to bring people together to talk about

       an important issue or question. This can be done in the physical

       environment or online.

​    - equip you or your staff to design and facilitate Talking Circles in your own

      context. We can deliver these workshops online using an action       

      learning methodology - involving an experience of a Talking Circle on a real

      question of importance to you; teaching design principles; participants

      running a workshop in their own context; followed by debriefing, coaching

      and mentoring.

 

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© 2012 by Michael J Wood

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