“Facilitated Dialogue” is a form of interpretive facilitation that uses a strategically designed set of questions – an “arc of dialogue” — to guide participants into a structured, meaningful, audience-centered conversation about a challenging or controversial topic. Several components make Facilitated Dialogue successful:
- An Interpretive Experience
- Dialogue Introduction
- Arc of Dialogue (Phased Questions)
- Dialogue Conclusion
- Dialogue Techniques
What you’ll learn
This quick handout [PDF] explains the components of facilitated dialogue (mentioned above) and includes a suite of techniques which interpreters can use to elicit audience input and expression during interpretive experiences.