We live our lives one conversation at a time. Since we are in conversations like fish are in the water, we may be unaware of the elements of conversations that optimize our thought processes and authentic engagement with others. Do you find yourself in conversations and crave to shift the focus toward making sense of your experiences and acquiring shared understanding? Would you like to be able to cultivate common meaning? The search for meaning is both a social and individual endeavor.
Join Dr. Tom Boldrey for this highly interactive, experiential course where we will practice the core principles and protocols of group dialogue, based on David Bohm’s writings, in a safe practice field called the “container of dialogue” where the power and potential of authentic conversations are unveiled and unleashed.
Session 1: Overview and exploration of the elements of conversation
Session 2: The impact, power, and barriers of deep listening
Session 3: Recognizing assumptions and judgments and the Ladder of Inference
Session 4: The power of inquiry, reflection, and silence
Session 5: Aspects of mindful space, holding space, and creating space
Teacher: Dr. Tom Boldrey
Dates: 5 Saturdays, September 10th – October 8th
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: In-person only at CSLDallas
Dr. Tom Boldrey is known for applying neuroscience principles and developing self-leadership from the inside out. As Professor Emeritus at Eastern Illinois University’s College of Business and Applied Sciences, he has received several awards including the EIU Teaching Excellence Award and the “Big Thinker” award from Herrmann International for his mastery and innovation applications of HBDI© Whole Brain Thinking.
His passion is unleashing the innate potential within us, our teams, and our organizations. Tom has created, led, and facilitated a wide variety of cutting-edge programs that enabled people to think, work, and communicate more effectively together in ways that value differences and diversity. Tom was drawn to Science of Mind and “New Thought” because he knows first-hand the power of transforming lives through accessing the power of our thinking.
For over a decade, Tom has been instrumental in creating and leading the Wisdom Circle and Dialogue Circle at CSLDallas and has served on numerous CSLDallas committees, cores, and teams.