Guidelines for conversations

Ideas on making the groups effective

  1. 1.The topic is a starter only – if the group want to wander off topic that’s fine

  2. 2.Be open and honest – you are with friends. Challenge assumptions. Don’t stay silent just to be ‘nice’. Listen.

  3. 3.Look for opportunities for research, collaboration, training, consulting or further discussion. Document all these

  4. 4.Be specific in your findings and be prepared to write more detail later

  5. 5.Appoint someone to debrief and to record the conversation for later publication if appropriate.

  6. 6.…..more as we uncover them

The Berlin Conversations