Facilitation and Disagreement on Core Principles   Email color Twitter Linkedin Facebook
Published by JohnEley over 4 years ago in Dialogue and Facilitation.
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One of the most difficult substantive problems in democratic society relates to the role that core principles can play in heated public deliberations such as those frequently facilitated by members of the QiqoChat community on dialogue and facilitation. In some cases a facilitator may be asked by one of the participants to work with the group in an effort to help it find a way to reach agreement even in the face of disagreement on core principles. In those cases a facilitator needs to elicit positions from the participants concerning the extent to which core principles can be put on the table as candidates for substantive concerns over which some compromises might be reached. So it is important to envision how a facilitator would elicit views on this matter.

Thus the key questions are (1) How does a facilitator elicit statements about the possibility of compromising on core principles? and (2) How can a facilitator manage the process of deliberation once such statements are on the table?

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