What is it?
Dialogue evenings are 3 hour exchange and conversation, designed to create an authentic, safe and inclusive space in which we enable conversations between a diverse group of people (who would not usually meet) to explore deep connections and new ways of viewing the problems we are facing and the topics that for different reasons are very important to us.
Dialogue evenings are designed to shift the conversations we usually have around difficult, complex and sometimes ambiguous topics, from a place of debate & problem solving to one that explores the opinions, experiences, views and questions on a deeper level, which enables the potential for something new to happen.
Dialogue Evenings are aiming to engage a wider Swiss population at the local community level, to transform the way we can take part in shaping our own context and to empower active citizenship. They take place in the local language/whichever language the host chooses
Do you want to host a dialogue evening?
Would you like to have a dialogue with your work team? Family? Coworking space? Community? Classmates? Dialogue Evenings are an opportunity for anyone to create a space of meaningful exchange around a topic that matters to him/her/them. The host will provide the venue for the event, and it will be supported by 1 or 2 collaboratio helvetica facilitators.
If you want to host a dialogue evening, sign up here:
Would you like to become a dialogue evening facilitator?
Are you curious about holding the space for dialogue, human connection and deep listening in a group? Do you think you can learn something from us, or we can learn something from you?
Our first facilitation training is already fully booked! Sign up and join our second Dialogue Facilitator learning day (7th of July) here:
The connection between the Dialogue Evenings and the Social Lab:
Dialogue Evenings are the equivalent of the Social Lab at a local level. We will run Dialogue Evenings on questions related to the Quests of the Social Labs in different locations all over Switzerland, in order to involve the Swiss population in meaningful conversations around these topics. The output from these events directly feeds into the Social Labs, further advancing the discussion. Further, Dialogue Evenings are an opportunity for the host venue to establish a connection with the local community and position themselves as a forum where ideas, thoughts and feelings can be exchanged.
Our dialogue evenings topics so far:
Here are our upcoming Dialogue Evenings: