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Published September 7, 2018

The facilitators's best guiding measures

  1. The discussion leader ensures that everyone has enough space to talk about their experiences: “Let’s listen to this in peace.”
  2. The leader helps the others join the conversation by steering the participants to pay attention to the links between the different points of view: “How is this related to the previous points of view?”
  3. The leader sets an example by talking directly about his/her experiences: “This is what I keep thinking about during the dialogue. What about the others? What kind of thoughts does evoke in you?”
  4. The leader helps to the discussion to stick to everyday language and asks to explain any difficult terms that not everyone may understand: “What do you mean when you say xxxx?”
  5. The leader helps the participant stop and reflect on the tensions, to describe related experiences in more detail: “Tell us more. Let’s listen to different points of view in peace.”
  6. The leader helps find points of view that have gone unnoticed: “What has not been brought up yet?”
  7. The leader helps examine the links between different points of view: “What do we agree on? Where are the differences? Is there something new we now understand?

 

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