Dominik Godat

Dominik Godat

Dominik Godat is co-director of The Interactionalists and the Centre for Solution Focused Conversation and Leadership. Along with his partner Elfie and their daughter, they spent 2 1/2 years traveling in their solution-focused motorhome throughout Europe and North America with "SF on Tour." In the SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast, they share their enthusiasm for the diversity of solution-focused practice.
Dominik is program manager of CAS Leadership at the University of Applied Sciences Lucerne and the Fachkurs for Solution-Focused Leadership together with Elfie. He co-created several solution-focused online programs (www.sfontour.com/courses/), is the co-editor of the monthly magazine “Persönlichkeit!” and author of “Lösungen auf der Spur: Wirkungsvoll führen dank Lösungsfokus”. He loves coffee and enjoys sharing his barista skills.

16:15 - 17:00
SOLworld Hall

How the dialogue goes on…

Many people say "I didn't do anything, I was just listening", implying that listening is a passive activity. However, communication research has shown that listening in face-to-face conversations is an active process where listeners help shape the conversation. Despite this, the myth of listening as a passive activity has been reinforced by communication sciences.

This workshop will explore how solution-focused practitioners and their conversation partners collaborate in curating meaningful dialogues. Find out how SF practitioners utilize their listening to contribute to the process.

Together we will have a closer look at

  • how we as listeners co-narrate the story that is told.
  • how generic and specific listener responses contribute to the emerging story in face-to-face dialogue.
  • the significance of gaze windows and gaze in face-to-face dialogue.
  • how solution-focused practitioners listen to support their conversation partners in co-creating useful dialogues.

We will closely examine solution-focused conversations by analyzing video examples using microanalysis of face-to-face dialogue. This approach will allow us to observe and see what happens in a face-to-face conversation moment by moment.

Together we will explore and reflect how we can use these learnings for our individual solution-focused practice.

Format: Workshop
Level: Introductory and Intermediate/Advanced
No maximum number of attendees

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