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Since the concept of a Collective Dialogue group is new to many, we offer some responses to anticipated questions.

Determining Participants

What kind of training and experience does an interpreter need to be part of a CD?

Is it enough to have just two of us? Or is there a 'golden number' that makes this work?

When determining how to select interpreters who would come together to form a Collective Dialogue Group (CD), there are no prerequisite trainings or experience. There is a need for commonalities in how each of you look at your work that are crucial to each participant truly benefiting from the collective dialogue experience. Below are some factors for each potential participant to consider.

What do you want from participation in CD?

Can you objectively look at your own work? At the work of others?

Do you place value on your own learning? On the learning of colleagues?

Do you engage in a reflective practice, seeking ways to expand understanding of self and others?

Are you able to suspend your own beliefs and values and judgment when listening to another's point of view?


Logistics of Meeting for CD

Is there a recommended frequency for meetings? How long should each meeting be?

What is the ideal location to host a CD?

It is hard for some people to invest so much time for this. Is it really necessary to meet several times a year for so many hours?


Professional Development

Is there a recommended frequency for meetings? How long should each meeting be?

What is the ideal location to host a CD?

It is hard for some people to invest so much time for this. Is it really necessary to meet several times a year for so many hours?

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