Participants in the Dialogue in the Dark workshops face the experience of temporarily losing the most dominant sense – their sight – which results in a dramatic slowdown of everyday routines.
The workshops conducted in total darkness helps one to test one’s limits leading to a tangible experience of combining emotional intelligence and social competence. ~ Dialogue in the Dark – Bloomberg report
The workshops are not based on the superficial effect of being in the dark. Participants spend two to three hours in the dark going through a series of team challenges with the assistance of blind trainers.
The progression of exercises in complete darkness creates absolutely unpredictable situations. Since it is not possible to use one’s visual sense, one has to activate entirely new resources and unused potential to reach the set goal. The skills involved are of utmost importance in the dark and practicing them within the workshop has a lasting effect. This inspiring experience brings about dramatic insights for professional leaders in their everyday routines.
The benefits are re-enforced by an extended time for debriefing, reflection and consolidation of learning. After returning to a lit environment, participants share their experiences, observations, surprises, frustrations, learning and especially their insights.
The workshops are emotionally challenging, cognitively demanding and have lasting effects. The training’s are especially focused on skills to improve communication, leadership, team building and diversity. Our trainers, themselves blind or visually impaired are experts in non-visual perception, create a learning atmosphere of authenticity, empathy and openness.
Our workshops for social and emotional learning can be an important contribution to personality development, while enhancing human interaction and mutual understanding and thereby confirming the philosopher Martin Buber famous observation, stating that: “ The only way to learn is through encounter.”
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Dialogue in the Dark trainers conduct seminars, business workshops, educational workshop and training sessions on a global level. All Dialogue in the Dark trainers are carefully selected and thoroughly trained by DID and Dialogue Social Enterprise. They develop professional competences beyond their natural orientation skills in the dark. This enables them to ensure a safe and enriching experience for all participants to Dialogue in the Dark workshops.
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