The Academy of Professional Dialogue

Academy of Professional Dialogue is an International non-profit charity, developing Dialogue as a profession in service of the wellbeing of society.

Linda Ellinor serves as Vice President on the board of US Academy and co-facilitates a monthly speaker series which brings together the broader Dialogue community and experts on various topics related to Bohm-inspired Dialogue.  Use this link to find out more about these free to the public speaker events.

Upcoming Events:

Daniela Merklinger on Dialogue in Education
August 27, 2021 12:00 -2:00 pm ET

Nancy Dixon and Linda Ellinor interview Daniela to provide an overview of her thinking on changing the way communication works in schools as a starting point for dialogue in society.

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Steven M. Rosen
September 24th, 2021 12:00 -2:00 pm ET

Nancy Dixon and Linda Ellinor interview Professor Steven M. Rosen, emeritus professor of psychology and philosophy at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York. They’ll discuss his experience with Bohmian Dialogue and his primary goal in merging theory and philosophy with
dialogical practice.

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The NCDD Summer Learning Springboard

Bohm Dialogue & Proprioception of Thought

David Bohm proposed that it is our lack of proprioception of thought that sits at the root of our global problems – climate change, systemic racial and economic inequity, food insecurity, a response to the pandemic, and more.

This session is an experiential introduction to proprioception of thought, which distinguishes Bohm Dialogue from other forms of conversation and lies at the core of learning to think differently together towards profound systemic change. We will explore skills that support groups in developing collective proprioception of thought engaging with specific examples and activities to deepen our own understanding of Bohm Dialogue.

The Organization Development Network (ODN)

Linda presented a session on June 3rd, 2021 with two colleagues on how the culture was changed at the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) using Dialogue. Harold Clarke, the Director, tells his story of how he transformed a very fragmented culture of VADOC into a healing environment for staff and the 30,00 inmate population they house. It is a true, break-through story for the profession of organization development combining visionary leadership with Bohm-inspired Dialogue to sustain and integrate the vision – becoming embedded into the culture.

Global Monthly Dialogue

If you have experiential background in Bohm-inspired Dialogue and would be interested in learning more about an on-going practice group that meets monthly, please let us know by signing up below. Either Linda or her co-facilitator, Beth Macy, will be in touch with you.

This is a group that has been meeting for over 3 years now. We try experiment each month with new approaches and different topics. This is a global group with participants from Europe, the US and S. America. We typically meet Thursdays in the AM Pacific time.

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