As facilitators of science and society dialogue, how do we set the scene for an inclusive discussion from the outset? How can we integrate skills such as active listening and question forming, applying them to contexts like brainstorming, building consensus and prioritisation? And what are some good practices for dealing with tricky situations: multi-stakeholder discussions, dominating voices and difficult group dynamics, for example?
After the success of Moving Dialogue Online, Stickydot is now launching a new five-part series of 2-hour workshops that give an overview of the theory behind facilitation skills and techniques, as well as an opportunity to test them out in practice with science communicators from across Europe.
While this course is held online, it aims to address skills for in-person as well as virtual workshops. It will be of relevance to researchers, science communicators and facilitators from across Europe who are involved in dialogue activities that bring people together to discuss societal questions around research, from science cafés to co-creating innovation.
This workshop series is led by the Stickydot team who have a wealth of expertise in facilitating dialogue and participatory processes around research and innovation, on and offline. These sessions will be held in English, online via Zoom. They draw on existing good practices and theory both within our sector and further afield. They are dynamic and interactive, ensuring plenty of time for discussion and sharing of experiences.
The first introductory workshop is free of charge. Register your interest now to find out more.