Moving a team’s practice towards a more dialogical approach requires more than attending a foundation training course – it’s a commitment to service development and ongoing learning. We’re excited to be working with Cardiff & Vale UHB on a 2 year project to undertake an initiative to embed Open Dialogue practices within the organisation, through:
- The provision of 2 Foundation Training level course
- An additional year of training for ‘Mgynghorwyr’ – practitioners attending a more advanced course that will enable them to facilitate InterVision and support other trainees/practitioners.
- A 2 year programme to support 2 trainers who will, at the end of the process, be equipped to provide in-house foundation level training and supervision.
We have been working in partnership with Open Dialogue Israel to provide introductory and foundation-level Open Dialogue trainings in Tel Aviv. This has, so far, included:
- Shorter seminars (self-harm, evening seminars to the public)
- 2-day introductory level Open Dialogue workshops (in English and in Hebrew)
- 1 year Foundation training
- Skills based training
- Supervision/reflective practice
Attendees have included people working within the health and social care system and NGOs, from fields as diverse as oncology, supporting women survivors of violence/trauma and mental health.
Our work here has involved supporting the committed individuals that have formed Open Dialogue Israel to establish and develop a sustainable network.
We are currently working with colleagues in Italy to develop a co-produced training programme (involving ourselves and local trainers) to support the growth of the Italian Open Dialogue network. This is due to begin in Modena, in 2021.