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
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
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.
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, Mechtild Beucke-Galm, 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: Dialogue and Managing Societal Conflicts – Bernard le Roux (Sweden), Community Dialogue on Homelessness – Rebecca Cannara (US), Dialogue in Teacher Training at the University Level – Daniela Merklinger & Heike de Boer (Germany), Developing Online Professional Dialogue – Thomas Kottner (Argentina), Threshold Dialogue to Change a System – Jane Ball (UK), The Container Development Model – Peter Garrett (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 within Decision-Making – Peter Garrett (UK), Dialogue and Decision-Making in Leadership Coaching – Mechtild Beucke-Galm (Germany), Live Facilitation to Awaken the Offender Resettlement Journey – Jane Ball (UK), Transforming Care for the Elderly through Dialogue – Lars-Ake Almqvist (Sweden), What is Professionalism in Dialogue? – William Isaacs (US), Overcoming Challenges to Dialogue in Professional Higher Education – Timo Nevalainen (Finland)
DAY 5 OCT 30
A day to consider the future, including generative opportunities to explore global issues, and 2021 developmental offerings from the Academy
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.