Participation and dialogue

70,00 35,00 excl. BTW

In a world of controversy and extreme viewpoints, communication becomes more and more important. At the same time, we pay less time and attention to how we communicate. Still it is in these times with polarization that it is more important than ever to not only indicate what you think is important but also to start a meaningful conversation with each other. In that we often talk about a dialogue. But what is a dialogue now actually and how do you make sure we’re having a dialogue?

This course is a pilot and will start on Friday June 26 2020.



With Theory U from Otto Scharmer as a basis we look to different levels on which we communicate and their likely outcome. From there on we reason and experience how you can take a dialogical approach in a conversation. The core element of this is listening, really listening. But also daring to understand each other and having a clear reflection on yourself and the way in which you see the world.

The course dialogue is therefore not only about the conditions for a good dialogue, but also on what your role within that dialogue could be. How can you facilitate his and how can you, by being aware of yourself and your perspective, contribute to a good dialogue. In that way we learn how we can talk with each other instead of against each other, can listen to each other and how we can open up to different perspectives.

This course is a fully online course in a digital learning environment. You will gain access to all the materials and will be guided through the programme automatically. You can follow the course at your own pace. The general time the programme takes is about three weeks with a workload of about four hours per week.  

Conditions of the pilot course

By the end of 2020 the first blended learning courses of Out Loud Debate will be launched. Before we come to that, we are looking for people who want to follow our course for a lower fee and provide feedback. The costs for this course are €35 (excl VAT) per course. For this you get access to the online learning environment in which you can learn on your own speed, feedback on exercises and personal (digital) calls to discuss your ambitions and challenges. In exchange we are expecting participants to provide feedback on the course by filling in an evaluation form at the end of the course. Responses may be published (anonymously) by Out Loud Debate on her website and social media channels.


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