(DE)POLARISING DIALOGUE: Developing practical strategies to defuse polarization and increase impact

This course will provide you with specific tools and activities that you—and your clients—can apply in different polarized situations when non-constructive and, at times, destructive debate hijacks space for dialogue.

If you work with those who find themselves having difficulty explaining and advocating for their position and views, or are regularly met with opposition and resistance even in the face of science/facts, this course will show how to better adapt communication approaches to defuse tensions, maximize the chances of being heard, and achieve desired outcomes.

This course is for you if are a consultant/trainer/multiplier/educator who helps those who:

  • Have meetings/lessons/agendas that are ‘hijacked’ by stakeholders with extreme views;
  • Experience increasingly heated and uncivil disagreements among colleagues, whether around Covid-19 health measures, current events, or otherwise;
  • Are holding back from authentic engagement due to anticipated/actual discriminatory and hate speech remarks…or the fear of inadvertently giving offense.

For course additional details see the Institute for Developing Across Differences website.

Coursecode Free spots Starts/Ends Days Place Enrollment start/end
IC-DAD3-2022-986 25
  • Starts on:
    20 Jun 2022
  • Ends on:
    21 Jun 2022
  • Monday 09:00 - 17:30
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
  • City Centre
  • Start:
    21 April 2022 12:00
  • End:
    06 June 2022 12:00
Day 1: June 20, 2022, 9 a.m. -June 20, 2022, 5:30 p.m. City Centre
Day 2: June 21, 2022, 9 a.m. -June 21, 2022, 5:30 p.m. City Centre

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