What are Dialogue Circles?
Dialogue Circles are comprised of 8-12 diverse individuals who meet regularly for two hours a week for between 4 and 7 weeks to dialogue about critical issues. By having trained facilitators lead the groups, each individual is able to share their feelings, opinion, and thoughts in an OPEN and HONEST way in an environment free of being attacked, defensive, or critical. Each person has a voice in the dialogue and by listening to the diverse perspective of others, participants gain valuable insight that can lead to change or a better understanding of their own and others views.
Scarritt-Bennett Center has been home to Dialogue Circles since 1996.
Participants who meet the attendance criteria receive a certificate upon completion of all the sessions. NOTE: you must commit to attend all sessions in each Dialogue Circle.
Time and location for ALL Dialogue Circles:
6:30 to 8:30 pm – Scarritt-Bennett Center, 1008 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN, 37212.
Fees PAYABLE to Scarritt-Bennett Center (check or money order only, please): $25.00 for EACH Dialogue Circle (6 sessions). If needed, financial assistance is available.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: please complete the enclosed registration form, and submit with payment by the corresponding deadline.
Dates (please note varying weekdays for each series):
2010 Winter Series – Deadline to Register: 01/26/10
____ Immigration: Tuesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 2 & 9, 2010.
____ Race: Mondays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1 & 8, 2010.
2010 Spring Series – Deadline to Register: 03/30/10
____ Immigration: Mondays, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 & 10, 2010.
____ Race: Tuesdays, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 & 11, 2010.
2010 Fall Series – Deadline to Register 09/13/10
____ Immigration: Mondays, Sep. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2010.
____ Race: Tuesdays, Sep. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2010.
To register and for more information, please contact Diana Holland, Dialogue Circle Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 615-367-3878.
2010 Facilitator Training Guidelines and Application Form for DID Circles – DEADLINE TO APPLY: Jan. 15, 2010
Want to make a difference in your community? Tired of looking for a meaningful paid activity to do? If you answered yes, then check out our FREE facilitator training!
We recommend those interested apply as early as possible. Please review these 4 documents (doc, pdf):