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Good Disagreement

“Truth springs from argument amongst friends.”   Attributed to David Hume (1711 – 1776) 

In a divided world, when consensus rarely prevails, the skill of disagreeing well can make an enormous contribution to personal and social wellbeing. But what does it involve?  

Good disagreement is a process of dialogue in which a divisive subject is opened up in a safe and creative way, in which all participants’ understanding of the issue is enriched by understanding other people’s perspectives. Crucially, good disagreement avoids any pressure on participants to change their minds, but rather encourages them to appreciate the value of difference. This one-day workshop enables participants to work creatively with difference in our own lives and communities. It will include a range of practical group and personal exercises designed to enable participants to reflect on their experience and develop their inter-personal skills. The workshop will suit anyone who is interested is finding better ways of disagreeing, whether be it with friends and family or in an organisational context.

 

Good Disagreement

Led by: Simon Keyes

“Truth springs from argument amongst friends.”   Attributed to David Hume (1711 – 1776) 

In a divided world, when consensus rarely prevails, the skill of disagreeing well can make an enormous contribution to personal and social wellbeing. But what does it involve?  

Good disagreement is a process of dialogue in which a divisive subject is opened up in a safe and creative way, in which all participants’ understanding of the issue is enriched by understanding other people’s perspectives. Crucially, good disagreement avoids any pressure on participants to change their minds, but rather encourages them to appreciate the value of difference. This one-day workshop enables participants to work creatively with difference in our own lives and communities. It will include a range of practical group and personal exercises designed to enable participants to reflect on their experience and develop their inter-personal skills. The workshop will suit anyone who is interested is finding better ways of disagreeing, whether be it with friends and family or in an organisational context. 

Simon Keyes has a long-standing interest in exploring practical forms of dialogue as a means of building a more peaceful and contented world. He is Professor of Reconciliation and Peacebuilding at the University of Winchester where he teaches a masters course in Reconciliation to students around the world through online distance learning. He lives in Frome where he is a founder of the Good Heart project and has been connected with Ammerdown for a number of years.

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One day course

D1220

Good Disagreement

Starts: 23rd May, 2020

Ends: 23rd May, 2020

Full cost: £50.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
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9.30am for 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.