To help bring a full month of events into focus and explore possible next steps, the Salon hosted a workshop led by Philip Thomas:

The workshop explored the importance of taking a “dialogic approach” to bridge the divides that separate us in our community and to enable more inclusive ways for addressing the challenges we must face together. The workshop focused on the following questions:

  • What is dialogue and why is it important?
  • When is it needed? If not possible, what alternatives do we have?
  • What are the conditions and process considerations for achieving effective results?
  • What are some examples of innovative methodologies that could be relevant for local use?

Slides from the workshop are posted below: