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Doing Deliberative Dialogues

Join Katherine Boydell, Professor of Mental Health at the Black Dog Institute and Director of our Knowledge Translation platform, for an introduction to deliberative dialogues - a knowledge translation strategy for sharing information and supporting positive policy and practice change. This session will cover:

  1. Introduction to Deliberative Dialogues: what deliberative dialogues are: structured discussions to explore complex issues and make informed decisions.

  2. Purpose:  to encourage thoughtful consideration and generate well-informed solutions.

  3. Components: including dialogue, exploration of perspectives, structured format, and the role of facilitation.

  4. Complex Issues: emphasise that deliberative dialogues are particularly useful for tackling complex problems.

  5. Participant Engagement: highlight the importance of engaging participants from diverse backgrounds to ensure a holistic view.

  6. Facilitation and Rules: role of facilitators and any established rules or norms to maintain a productive and respectful environment.

  7. Outcome: goal may be a decision, consensus, or improved understanding of the issue.

  8. Benefits: informed decision-making, community engagement, and improved communication.

  9. Q&A

This brief session should provide a foundational understanding of deliberative dialogues and their significance in addressing complex issues through structured and inclusive discussions.

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