Dialogue strengthens our sense of belonging and civic muscle. When we listen, share, and discover, we are able create meaning together—and are better positioned to act as stewards in our organizations, communities, and regions.
The WIN Network engages in dialogue to deepen relationships and to facilitate collective action. We know that dialogue will help connect communities across the county and will shift understanding about who we are, how we got here, and how we might create well-being and equity.
The key to a strong dialogue is starting with the right questions. It’s important to introduce terms and topics in a way that inspires discovery and brings people together.
Dialogue is also about how people respond to the right questions. No matter the topic, dialogue partners need to enter the conversation with intention by:
- Listening for what’s true for others
- Sharing what’s true for you
- Discovering what we share in common