Facilitator Learning Modules

Getting Out of the Blame Game

Moving Toward Reconciliation

As leaders and facilitators, we often find two groups or individuals who appear to be in complete opposition to each others’ ideas. When one side is not able to hear the other and digs deeper to defend a point of view, this might be called entrenched thinking. In this handout we will explore a few examples of differences as they apply to groups who are presenting entrenched thinking. The model is called “circles of reconciliation” by Trompenear and Hampden-Turner. Then we will apply the model to relevant personal or professional situations of our own.

Categories: Getting People to Talk / Understanding Cultural Differences / Implementing Change / Resolving Conflict /