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When Attention Matters and People are more than just Talkers

Some Concerns about the Setting and Situation, Space and Ambiente, Attention Time; Listening and Agenda Setting

  

 

 

FORM & SPACE 

PHENOMENA and HIDDEN MATRIX/FABRIC behind the DIALOGUE GAME

FUNCTION around  DIALOGUE & DECISION CULTURES

1

 

Moderation & Hierarchy typically in U –form, sometimes moderated in a participatory and effective way.

2

 

Frontal like in Old Education, Master /  Slave  presentations of content typically without or little interaction, ever visited a lecture?

3

 

Parliament

There are also mixed forms like the recent German design for "Hearings" combining 3 and 5.

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Block Format - Multi-hierarchical - sometimes "open"

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F2F Dialogue Round Table layout – in gatherings or at banquets up to 16  chairs Participative design possible but not given as it might be moderated by someone who has a clear or hidden agenda !

5A

 

Same layout as above but with Surprise by people visiting or  taking empty chairs OR as below:

5B

 

the people meet in a circle with no agenda at all, see re-inventing DEMOCRACY and DIALOGUE and DECISION CULTURE ...

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Bier- table layout, lots could be written here about hidden agendas, strategies, and tactics. I leave it for the references below…

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Bar layout  - the hidden mover is the lady behind the BAR, controlling and entertaining the whole show and her “permanent friends”.

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Chaotic and insular arangements for small groups, see restaurant or locations around a pool.

With or without table, informal or  formal "reception".

 

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Open Forum proposes a mix of methods, aware of assumption and expectations, aware of the room layout and neighborhood and aware of the time available, as it makes all the difference when we meet with 7 – 70 – or  700 people or online even more... and if the time available is 30 minutes 2 hours or 2 days or weeks.

 

Anyone interested into further material on DIALOGUE is welcome not only to visit the „depth“ of our homepage, but also some rich collections we recommend cordially:

 

Recommended Web Pages and Encyclopedias

Re:  DIALOG and DECISION CULTURE

 

·         UIA Collection (Anthony Judge) SELECTED WEBSITES on DIALOG

·         DIALOGE AND LEADERSHIP - guide2dialog(Vanderbuilt Uni.) COLLECTION

·         DAVID BOHM DIALOGE

·         OPEN FORUM Method mix proposals and MAGIC Round TABLE Rundgespräche

·         OPEN SPACE  in WIKIPEDIA and  Open_Space On_Line

·         NEW HAVEN  DIALOG  & David Bohm –  FAQ’s

·         Fuschl Conversations, TEAM I, 2002  – New Agoras FC 2004 Biuilding New Agoras

·         FOLLETT FOUNDATION Collection    

·         MILLENNIUM PROJECT Collection – Dialog and Peacemaking Collection

·         World of NGO’s Vienna

·         Dialog and Co-Intelligence

·         [UIA Encyclopedia 94-04] Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (1994-95). 4th edition, , 3 vols., ca. 3000 pages, UIA Brussels & KG Saur Verlag, A Thomson Learning Company, Munich, New Providence, London, Paris,  http://www.uia.org/uiapubs/pubency.htm

 

For more you are most welcome to visit: http://open-forum.de

or just write to heiner.benking@open-forum.de or farah.lenser@open-forum.de

 

 

 

OPEN FORUM Background Paper Collection -- Paper 3