Being a facilitator of dialogue is rather like being a good host.
Both as a host and as a facilitator, you are the one who ensures a safe space. You are the one responsible for good conservations and the wellbeing of everyone. But, as a host, you will often have the advantage of knowing your guests. And your guest may also have met before.
As a facilitator, the setting is quite different.
The group gathered around you will often not know either you or each other. Being a teacher, an imam or NGO leader you clearly possess great people skills. But facilitating dialogue takes more than that. It takes good preparation and knowhow:
Listen and learn from our experienced dialogue facilitator, Agnete Holm, in the video below.