A short history of the Dialogic Change Model

Let´s start our learning journey with looking back at the birth of the Dialogic Change Model – the model that lies at the core of our approach to Stakeholder Dialogues. Are you familiar with it yet?

While supporting the 4C project, a cross-sector partnership between coffee traders, producer organizations and international civil society organizations our founder Petra Künkel learned a lot about what factors make a cooperation project successful and how important the quality of dialogue is. Over the years she collected her experiences and developed a model that balances the ancient human knowledge of dialogue and collective intelligence with result-oriented process design and communication architecture. This is how the Dialogic Change Model was born. The model introduces four phases that help you facilitate a process design that is owned by all stakeholders:

Dialogic Change Model

Dialogic Change Model

Phase 1 is all about raising the energy for change by building trusting relationships and positive resonance between stakeholders.

Phase 2  aims at consolidating the system of stakeholder collaboration and formalizing stakeholders’ commitment to change.

Phase 3 is basically the implementation of planned activities and the creation of visible results to visualize successes.

Phase 4 is geared toward taking the endeavor to the next level by institutionalizing the dialogue on a more formal level.

Learn more about the Dialogic Change Model here.