Dialogue creates a foundation for debate, negotiation, and consensus

The normal state of a democratic society always includes disagreements. These can actually be thought of as the cause of a well-functioning democracy. Citizens who are equal and free among each other will most likely not end up with completely identical views on what they find most valuable and how these values should be pursued. […]

Dialogue calls for excitement

What kind of a discussion is an inspiring one? Is it a discussion where I can freely talk about the things that are important to me? Or one where the other participants have something interesting to say? Or a discussion that leads to a discovery of something new and surprising? At its best, dialogical discussions […]

Dialogues from the future

Dialogi on erinomainen keino ennakoida ja luoda tulevaisuutta yhdessä toisten kanssa. Se mahdollistaa tulevaisuuden hahmottamisen laajemmin ja monipuolisemmin kuin mihin ihminen yksin kykenee.

Finnish dialogue is spreading around the world

At first it may sound surprising that dialogical practices from Finland are spreading around the world, as Finns do not usually consider themselves particularly skilled in conversation. However, this spread is no made-up advertisement nor even a completely new phenomenon.

Life in Finland during the lockdown

Anxiety about others and oneself, the strengthening of communality, the blaming and the guilt, the astonishment and joy in relation to the digital leap, the acknowledgement of social injustices and the reflecting on an uncertain future.

How to facilitate a dialogue remotely

A dialogue is best held face-to-face but it can also be very successful through remote connections. For most participants, attending a dialogue online, remotely, may be a bit challenging and uncomfortable, but it also has some advantages. In this piece, we will share what we have learned so far about online dialogues and what you should consider when facilitating a dialogue remotely. We hope it will encourage you to try and learn to facilitate dialogues remotely!

Dialogical Leadership and Power

“To be able to develop a new type of leadership which fits into a democratic society – and its diverse work culture – we must explore the core aspects of power and think about what it means to lead people that are equal but different.”



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