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Handout: What Is Facilitated Dialogue?

Overview

“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.

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