Speed Dialogue

ISBN: 978-0-9557349-7-7
This manual gives ideas and advice to help readers use speed dialogue to bring people together for worthwhile conversations, whether as part of other events or as the focus of an event.

Aims and Objectives:

  1. To encourage and support individuals and groups to engage in dialogue
  2. To provide an “ice-breaker,” helping people to overcome shyness, reserve and barriers of difference and get into meaningful conversations
  3. To provide a tool for productive networking between different local organisations, encouraging fruitful partnerships
  4. To provide a tool to help people to get to know each other
  5. To help structure the exchange of ideas within a group in a way that allows each person to express their own thoughts and to hear and discuss a range of other perspectives
  6. To provide strategies, tips, advice and know-how for organising successful speed dialogue events
  7. To encourage the opening up of different communities to one another
  8. To promote friendship, conversation and support within local communities

Who Is This Manual For?

  • Community groups and charities looking for ways to encourage friendship and discussion within the local community
  • Faith groups looking for ways to engage with other faith/community groups
  • Organisations working with groups of young people looking for useful icebreakers and ways to promote discussion
  • Organisations that routinely organise medium to large scale events and are interested in maximising networking opportunities
  • Organisations and groups of any kind looking to bring people together regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, culture, religion etc