Dialogue Application Design & Facilitation
June 2, 2023 – August 18, 2023
9am – 1pm PST | 12pm – 4pm EST
Prerequisite: The Foundational History and Skills of Dialogue
This 10 multi-hour sessions over 13 weeks is an advanced program. It is for those who have attended the Foundational History and Skills of Dialogue program or who have experience with practicing and applying Dialogue derived from other programs. If you want to take a deeper dive into applying and facilitating Dialogue in diverse contexts with opportunities to immediately integrate the material and learnings into your own work, this is for you.
Each session will involve interim work applying material to each person’s specific working context.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have not taken our Foundational Program, you can still apply by requesting an application form. If we are comfortable with your experience and prior training, we will accept you into the program and will ask that you complete a 4-hour virtual program for an additional charge of $180. We will schedule it a week or so before the start of the DADF program. This will provide you with an experiential understanding of the integral skills covered in the Foundational History and Skills of Dialogue program. You will then have a common understanding of our model for Bohm-inspired Dialogue with everyone enrolled in DADF.
Early Birds: Save 15% when paid in full by May 1st
Professional Organizations: Members of NCDD, Academy & ODN, please contact us for special pricing.
2 people – 10% off each seat
3 people – 15% off each seat
4+ people – 20% off each seat
*To ensure group discount is applied, please contact us before registering.
Foundational History and Skills of Dialogue
2023 Dates TBD – Join the waitlist
9am – 1pm PST | 12pm – 4pm EST
Bohm Dialogue offers a direct approach for healing the social fragmentation so prevalent in our organizations and society, and now considered to be one of the biggest security threats facing all life on our planet. Dialogue offers new ways of thinking and learning together that can help us solve many complex global problems: climate change, racial injustice, income inequality, and the shift towards authoritarianism. Dialogue can also be instrumental in developing more cohesive, collaborative, and productive organizations.
In 1946 Einstein noted: “We have learned to split the atom, yet we have not learned to think differently.”
In this 30 hour, 9-session online workshop we focus on the basic skills, history, and foundation of Bohm-inspired Dialogue. Participants learn specific skills for participating in Dialogue to generate breakthrough thinking, working with groups in diverse settings. This is an experiential course, with time set aside to integrate the skills and guides through multiple practice Dialogue sessions designed to maximize learning. Participants will explore their own applications with the support of peer coaching throughout.
Linda has a passion for learning about the work of all those who have contributed to the field of Dialogue. She is a voracious researcher, reading and interviewing people in the field. This coupled with natural talent for synthesizing and integrating means that when you attend one of our programs, you’ll get the full benefit of her research and synthesis. And, she’ll thoroughly enjoy learning about your work and engaging in visionary conversations about ways you can apply Dialogue.
Written by Glenna Gerard
Linda has been a leader, facilitator, coach and entrepreneur with a total of 40+ years of experience in the corporate world, as a consultant and business owner. She is best known for her pioneering work in developing a form of Dialogue grounded in the work of David Bohm. She co-authored the book with Glenna: Dialogue: The Transforming Power of Conversation (1998, Wiley & Sons) and continues offering workshops within the Action Dialogue Group and is a climate-change activist with the Climate Dialogue Group.
Her business experience includes having worked for AT&T, International Paper Company, Exxon Office Systems, and a start-up company, called Mnemos. In these companies she held marketing positions translating customer needs into new products and services. She has a decade of experience as an out-placement consultant for Drake, Beam, Morin and as an executive coach in the Center for Creative Leadership’s Leadership Develop Program. She developed a wellness center that modeled sustainable business practices outside Tucson, AZ from the mid 2000s to 2014 and served in a variety of pro-bono climate change organizations including Sustainable Tucson and the Tucson Climate Change Committee until 2017.
Linda held the position of Vice-President on the US Board of the Academy of Professional Dialogue from 2018 – 2020 at which time she co-facilitated video-recoded interviews with seasoned professionals within the Bohm-inspired Dialogue community. She continues to run an experimental monthly global dialogue with other Dialogue professionals.
She holds an MBA from Columbia University, a BS from New York University, and has completed a PhD program in Jungian psychology with Pacifica Graduate Institute. She lives in Dana Point, CA and enjoys a variety of sports including biking, swimming, and skiing.
Glenna is a creative designer of programs and a master at shared facilitation. She naturally understands the underlying form of Bohm-inspired dialogue and how to apply it in challenging contexts. In working with her, you will learn the subtle art of bringing both conscious and tacit level material into the conversation so that the group can unfold itself in wholistic ways.
Written by Linda Ellinor
Glenna is a gifted facilitator, coach, experiential learning designer, business leader, and consultant with 30+ years of experience working in both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.
Her passion is designing and facilitating developmental experiences that support building capacity for intentional development and collective wisdom in service of creating profound results.
In the 1990s Glenna pioneered the development of Bohm-inspired Dialogue and with Linda co-authored: Dialogue: Rediscover the Transforming Power of Conversation, (John Wiley & Sons, 1998).
In addition to her work with Dialogue, Glenna creates guided experiences, partnering with nature. The goal – to build individual and collective capacity for inner stillness, self-awareness, and the wisdom to discern ‘what is needed now’ for the wellbeing of a given living system.
Glenna graduated from Columbia University, NY with a BS in Chemical Engineering. She lives in Northern New Mexico with her partner Dave and enjoys Kiteboarding and rafting through the Grand Canyon.
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Communication training, consulting and facilitation to change our world inspired by the principles of Bohm Dialogue