Monday 26 Oct to Friday 30 Oct

for four hours each day

7 to 11am PDT – 10am to 2pm EDT

2 to 6pm GMT – 3 to 7pm CET

4 to 8pm EET & SAST

LEARN ABOUT DIALOGUE

What is Professional Dialogue?  Where and when is it needed?  How do you engage people who are different from you, and activate collective intelligence?  Learn specific skills and practices in shorter Skill-build and Intervention Story sessions

EXPAND THE SCOPE OF YOUR DIALOGUE WORK

Interact with Professional Colleagues, exchange ideas and develop contacts.  Experience a Virtual Dialogic Conference, and come with Clients and/or colleagues to introduce them to Professional Dialogue

BE INSPIRED BY THE IMPACT OF DIALOGUE IN THE WORLD

Learn with key Academy Members about their Professional Dialogue practices.  Consider their Working Papers (circulated in advance) and explore their substantial current interventions within education (primary and post-graduate),  local government mediation, commercial organisations, coaching, criminal justice and so on

CONTRIBUTE TO THE VISION

Where is Professional Dialogue needed to make a difference in the world?  Bring your own experiences and insights to consider with other professionals.  Benefit from peer guidance and inspiration.  Explore the future of Dialogue in the new Covid-19 world of social distancing.  Generate a future that matters!

POOLING STRENGTHS AND RESOURCES

Learn about the Academy and the opportunities for Professional Development.  Apply to become a Member to benefit from access to the conference recordings, the extensive Academy library (including David Bohm videos, Members’ articles & 40 Working Papers) and to join our practitioner community.

CONFERENCE OUTLINE

DAY 1 OCT 26

Understanding the heritage of Professional Dialogue and its use in organisational contexts.  The origins with David Bohm in 1984, the ontology, theory and practical development over 35 years into the Academy.  Speakers include Jane Ball, Peter Garrett, William Isaacs, Lars-Ake Almqvist, Harold Clarke and Dave Robinson.

DAY 2 OCT 27

Learning Sessions with accomplished Professional Dialogue Practitioners about their applied Dialogue work, with access to their papers which will be published after the conference:  Mediation Dialogues to resolve local government/user issues (Sweden); Dialogues with Homeless Neighbours and Agencies (California, US); Individual Coaching (Germany); Knowledge as a Learning Process (Finland); Threshold Dialogue to manage prisoner rehabilitation (UK); Working Dialogue for practical solutions to complex organisational needs (UK)

DAY 3 OCT 28

Skill Builds, Dialogic Games and Intervention Stories to support and challenge everyone who practices Dialogue

DAY 4 OCT 29

A second day of Learning Sessions  with accomplished Professional Dialogue Practitioners about their applied Dialogue work, with access to their papers which will be published after the conference:  Dialogue interventions in Care Homes for the elderly and the impact on reducing Covid-19 (Sweden); The professionalisation of Dialogue (US); Coaching based on Container Development (UK); Dialogue for primary school children (Germany); The Offender Resettlement Journey (UK)

DAY 5 OCT 30

A day to consider the future, including generative opportunities to explore global issues, and 2021 developmental offerings from the Academy

FEES

Full conference fees from 1st September with access to all sessions   $320, €280, £250

Early Bird reduction ends on 31 Aug’20     $250, €220, £195

Apply for 25% group discount: for 5+ participants registering together

Apply for 25% student discount: for registered university and college students

Apply for a bursary: as an educational charity, the Academy provides financial support to those with limited income

Cancellations:  Before 31st August – Full refund, less processing costs, September – 75% refund, October – 50% refund. Fees are transferable.