Tools for Changemakers - Programme


Friday, 17 July

11:00 - 13:00 (CEST)
Let’s talk! – Exploring dialogue principles and learning from experienced practitioners


For the first day we have invited experts to talk about their approach to dialogue, with examples from fieldwork, and to share how these practices could help us to respond to the challenges facing the world. Small discussion groups will give participants the opportunity to share personal experiences and their own dialogue practices. Together we will look for inspiration and vision for a more cohesive world.


I. Word of welcome


II. Getting to know each other


III. What is dialogue? 

  • Simon Keyes, Professor of Reconciliation and Peacebuilding at the University of Winchester, United Kingdom


IV. Conversations with invited practitioners

  • Dr. Iryna Brunova-Kalisetska, Researcher, trainer, dialogue facilitator, Ukraine
  • Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Professor at the American University School of International Service in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Washington, DC, USA


V. Discussion groups


VI. Wrapping up the session


Saturday, 18 July

10:00 - 12:00 (CEST)
Let’s listen! – Experiencing a dialogue


The second day will give our participants the opportunity to witness and then take part it an online facilitated dialogue. This will be followed by discussion groups, in which they can reflect on what they have learnt.


I. Word of welcome


II. The role of dialogue in the #BlackLivesMatter context


• Ebony Walden, Trainer, Facilitator, Urban planner, Community facilitator, Ebony Walden Consulting, USA

• Matthew Freeman, Trainer, Facilitator, Dialectix Consulting, USA


• Rob Corcoran, Training Consultant, Initiatives of Change International, USA


III. Experiencing a dialogue


IV. Discussion groups - unpacking the learning and the experience


V. Wrapping up the session


Sunday, 19 July

10:00 - 12:00 (CEST)
Let’s reflect! – Taking inspiration from stories of impact and looking ahead


On the final day we will present two inspirational stories of the impact of dialogue and give our participants further opportunities in small groups to explore their next steps in addressing local or global issues.


I. Word of welcome


II. Stories of impact:

  • Angela Starovoytova, Dialogue facilitator, Trainer in effective communication | Network of dialogue facilitators, Ukraine
  • Janine Farah, Masters student in Peace and Conflict Studies, Australia


III. Small groups exercise/ application


IV. Wrapping up the session


We trust our participants will find the Tools for Changemakers experience inspiring and will strengthen their confidence in dialogue as a tool for addressing the challenges faced by their communities.

  • Please note that this programme is subject to change.
  • Download the programme here.


NB: Please note that for technical reasons the Caux Forum Online will be held mainly in English. No interpretation will be offered. Thank you for your understanding.