Doing Dialogue – Creating structured, critical and creative discussion in groups

This wokshop provides the techniques, resources and confidence to facilitate group dialogue around any topic area or specific question. It will provide a generic, modular framework for dialogue sessions and includes a collection of practical exercises, activities and techniques for initiating and progressing dialogue-based enquiry. It provides a simple flexible model for engaging participants in creating, choosing and discussing quality questions based on a given stimulus. This model can be used as a method for stand-alone dialogue sessions, or separate elements can be integrated into other session formats.


09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a 30min break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends


Learning outcomes and objectives 

  • How to begin, progress and end a structured group discussion
  • How to get past the awkward silence and into meaningful dialogue
  • How to engage participants in meaningful discussion with each other
  • How to de-risk discussion sessions with a tried and tested methodology

Facilitator: John Turner 

John is a professional trainer and facilitator specialising in dialogue methodologies. He is a visiting fellow at University of Hertfordshire Centre for Innovation and Enterprise specialising in experiential learning and Lecturer on the MBA programme.

Booking information


  • Concessions: £60 + VAT
  • DOP members: £95 + VAT
  • Society members: £130 + VAT
  • Society non-members: £200 + VAT

Persons eligible for concessionary rates are student members of the Society, graduate members registered under Rule 15.ii, Rule 21 members, and members who are unemployed. For evidence of unemployment, we will require a copy of your job seekers allowance book.

How to book:


Please note: online bookings will close 24 hours prior to the event. Please call +44 (0)116 2529512 for availability after this point.

To pay by cheque or request an invoice complete and return the registration form.

Please note that we are only able to accept invoice requests more than 6 weeks before the event date.

Mon, 16/07/2012 (All day)
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre

Tel: +44 (0)116 2529925

Division of Occupational Psychology & BPS Learning Centre