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Intergenerational Consulting & Dialogue Process™


Points Of View offers you customized intergenerational consulting and training programs.

Many of these programs feature Dr. James V. Gambone, and his proven Intergenerational Dialogue Process™—an interactive tool that encourages people of all age groups to come together and talk openly; and then actually develop solutions to group problems. This process generates community and/or organizational resources and offers real solutions for breaking down the isolation and separation that exists in our society.

Past Intergenerational Dialogue topics have included: family violence • respect and responsibility • elder fear • gang violence • entitlements • disaster relief • community empowerment • communication • neighborhood safety • increasing productivity in the workplace • bridging racial & cultural differences.

Please call us at 1-952-472-3379 or e-mail us at mail@pointsofviewinc.com for further information or to receive a brochure on our customized consulting and training programs.


 


For specific information on how your organization, corporation, or faith community can be more intergenerational in thinking and action, go to these pages:


• Communities & Organizations (including Disaster Relief)

• Corporations

• Communities of Faith: Intentional Intergenerational Ministry (IIM)

• Homeland Security

• Intergenerational Dialogues™ & Events – in the past, present, & future


 

Intergenerational Dialogue Process™ Defined

An Intergenerational Dialogue brings together five generations and reflects as much diversity as contained in the community or organization where the Dialogue is taking place. Participants should include at least 10 people from each of the generations, with no restriction on the maximum number of participants. The Dialogue uses an issue of importance to the group hosting the event as its focus. It respects and values each generation's participation and perspectives on the chosen topic. Through the Process, all generations together make recommendations for future action.

The Intergenerational Dialogue approach is based on two simple, but very powerful, concepts:
1. Each generation has a unique and valuable perspective--exclusive of race, culture, ethnicity or gender--that must be included in discussing any issue or opportunity.

2. All generations need to be involved in solving community problems or creating community opportunities.

The Intergenerational Dialogue Process event really begins with 12 key organizing steps, involving: forming an Intergenerational Planning Committee; preparing a list of the participants based on a Diversity Grid; developing the real-life Scenario and writing questions for the participants; along with other activities. You will find a complete guide for organizing your own Intergenerational Dialogue in our books Together for Tomorrow (written for organizations and businesses) and All Are Welcome (written for communities of faith). See Our Products page for information on how to order these resources.

The Five Elements of Every Dialogue Event
1. Circle of Generations (gathering of all attending into a mass circle based on age)

2. The Scenario (an open-ended, real-life story, of interest to five generations, describing an issue of concern to whoever is sponsoring the Dialogue event)

3. The Generational Panels (volunteer representatives from the audience from each of the five generations attending the event)

4. Intergenerational Working Groups (small groups--formed through a numbering process during the Circle of Generations--of all the Dialogue participants, consisting of an even distribution of all the generations represented)

5. Group Recommendations (prepared by the small groups, the Dialogue is concluded by intergenerationally created recommendations for actions that the community or organization can take to resolve the problem or issue presented as the topic of the Dialogue event)

You will find a complete guide for organizing your own Intergenerational Dialogue in our books Together for Tomorrow (written for organizations and businesses) and All Are Welcome (written for communities of faith). See Our Products page for information on how to order these resources.


 


You will find a complete guide for organizing your own Intergenerational Dialogue in your community or organization in our book Together for Tomorrow. Here are some testimonials from people who have read the book:

The Key to Our Future! As a member of Generation X, I understand the pain that results from generational gaps. Engaging in intergenerational dialogue is critical to the future health of our currently segmented culture. Gambone has dedicated his life to bridging generational gaps through dialogue, and he does it extremely well. The wisdom and methodology in this book has priceless application in communities, businesses, churches, and countless other contexts (I have experienced his dialog model in action). If you are at all interested in generational issues, I highly recommend this book—the most valuable you will find on the subject!

Additional words of appreciation from another reader:

I loved this book! Not only did this book prepare me fully to put on an Intergenerational Dialogue within the communities that I work, but it taught me about the world around me. It was written in an easy-to-read format that answered every question I could have had about the intergenerational process.

Go to Our Products page to order this book and other intergenerational resources.

     

Intergenerational Week – third week of May

Everyone belongs to a generation.
Intergenerational Week (which begins every year on the third Sunday in May) was begun by Fred Ramstad, an intergenerational elder, whose vision led to a worldwide movement to set aside one week to celebrate the gifts of every living generation.

For more information on Intergenerational Week, e-mail us at mail@pointsofviewinc.com; or call us at 1-952-472-3379.


   
   
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