The Power of Conversation
Date & Time
Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Anjum Rahman

This session covers an engagement model for holding conversations with community groups. The model uses 3 simple questions which allow participants to direct the conversation within a very broad set of parameters. There is also a set of principles to create a trusting conversational environment, bonding participants and devolving power imbalances. The questions are short and focus around the concepts of belonging and not-belonging, utilising “tūrangawaewae and whakawhānaungatanga.”  This conversation model was our organisation's starting point in highlighting community issues and building collective initiatives.

Session Type
Concurrent Tools & Techniques Session
Issue Area
Community Development
Conference Theme 2024
Listen to and act with community