Uncommon Ground | Playbook & Manual

Jan 03, 2021


Key Questions

  • What is dialogue, beyond the common definitions of discussion, exchange of verbal communication or debate?
  • What are the various approaches to a problem or conflict situation?
  • What are the fundamentals of the Dialogic Method?
  • How do we use the The Dialogic Method Framework?

Uncommon Ground is a movement co-created by Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies and the CAMP Centre for Arbitration and Mediation practice, that is centered around the value that the balance between samaaj, sarkaar and bazaar (society, government and business) needs to be reestablished through processes of dialogue and exchange that are embedded as a way of working into the fabric of society itself.

The aim of this manual is to introduce the Dialogic Method and emphasize the value it could bring to decision making and the way we interact with each other.

The Playbook is intended to introduce the Uncommon Ground initiative, as well as serve
as a reference for the various approaches, frameworks and models used to guide
strategy and activities.

The Facilitators’ Manual contains the details on workshop curricula and content. The broader aim of the Uncommon Ground initiative, and therefore also the curriculum is to take participants through a stage-wise journey which invites them to examine their attitudes, change their approach, and develop relevant skills; towards culmination in changed practice and behaviours.