The US Academy of Professional Dialogue
Join us in a participative webinar with Tzofnat Peleg-Baker
The Dynamics Underlying the Transformation of Relationships
May 22, 2020
12-2:00 pm EDT
Tzofnat is a scholar-practitioner studying the cultural, social, and psychological dynamics underlying the transformation of relationships and conflict.
Tzofnat’s experience comes from her work in Israel with Democratic Schools where students and staff members have an equal vote on decision making and conflict resolution. These schools are based on the underlying assumption that a child who experiences democracy and respect-based relationships when growing up is more likely to continue to do the same as an adult. She also worked in Dialogic schools, influenced by the I-Thou framework of Martin Buber. In Dialogic Schools students did reflective work on self-other relations with the focus was less on individual self-development than on transforming the way they perceived the relationships between self and other – where others are seen as equal partners in co-creating reality. Tzofnat questions whether democracy, with its focus on individualism, is sufficient without dialogic interaction.
A Participative Webinar
During the webinar the cohosts, Nancy Dixon and Linda Ellinor, will interview Tzofnat to provide an overview of her thinking. We will then move participants into small groups for reflections on Tzofnat’s interview and how her experience has meaning in our lives and work with Dialogue. To close our time we’ll come back together with questions and reflections from our small groups.