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How do we create space — emotionally and intellectually — to listen to other points of view and experiences? How do we share our own ideas without fear or judgment? Engaging in productive conversations requires critical thinking, self-awareness, empathy, tolerance, a sense of civic responsibility, a willingness to learn from each other and a belief that individual action matters. Enter the Majlis. Let's dive in.
Better Conversations provides an in-depth introduction to skills necessary to conduct difficult conversations about potentially sensitive local and global challenges. With these skills under your belt, you can productively engage with the Doha Debates materials. Try our four step process: Prepare + Engage + Reflect + Act to practice and integrate each skill. For facilitators and teachers, download the curriculum for more in-depth group activities.
When we consider some of the world’s greatest challenges, it helps to think of them not just as complicated, but as complex. Systems thinkers often call them "wicked problems," as they have many stakeholders with interdependencies and they resist being broken down into pieces and “solved.” Instead, they require a deeper, collaborative understanding of the problem itself before any interventions can be made. Where to begin? Systems thinking offers a path forward. Let's dive in.