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How to Engage in Difficult Conversations

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33 Saxon Street

Brunswick, VIC 3056

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Step out of the self into the Dialogue Theatre technique to engage in those difficult conversations.

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The question of How to Engage in Difficult Conversations has become increasingly important in this era of rapid cultural change and political polarisation. This workshop explores the nature of these conversations through the Dialogue Theatre technique. By engaging in difficult conversations 'in character', we will develop effective approaches to engage these 'elephants in our rooms'.

Elephant In Our Room is offering this series of short 'how to' workshops to introduce various approaches to workplace conflict transformation. These monthly Sunday workshops are accessible and inter-disciplinary, providing 'tastes' of the creative methodology employed by Elephant In Our Room.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Identify the kinds of ‘difficult conversations’ in contemporary workplaces
  • Adopt Dialogue Theatre technique to be in characters and engage in difficult conversations
  • Learn practical strategies that could advance our communication skills
  • Reflect on different perspectives through Dialogue Theatre process

The workshop session will involve:

  • Participatory process
  • Interactive activities
  • Small group discussion
  • Reflection

The session will include a short break for refreshments.

The Venue

Siteworks is a dynamic skill-sharing and co-working space in Brunswick. It applies an ethos of diversity and inclusion in its resident community and programs in training, education, and presentation. The venue is an accessible space, conveniently located for all modes of public transport, bicycles, and private vehicles.

The Facilitators

Dr Siew Fang Law and Dr Richard Barber will co-facilitate the workshop. They are the founders of Elephant In Our Room, both experienced practitioners in conflict work. Siew Fang brings an extensive practice in academic research, conflict resolution, mediation, and peace psychology to the room. Richard brings a creative arts-based methodology in conflict transformation.

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33 Saxon Street

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