Resource: Fact Sheet

Guide to Facilitating Dialogues

Contact:  Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, University of Missouri,

Description:  Dialogue facilitators do not need to be experts on the topic being discussed. Good facilitators help establish a safe environment where participants can discuss complex and often emotionally-charged issues. Facilitators also help participants understand that the dialogue is a learning experience and not a forum for participants to voice their opinions without listening to others.  This short fact sheet provides some initial thoughts to guide a facilitator.