行政院數位政務委員唐鳳表示，對話起點在於先有信任再有目標，唐鳳說 「對話影響力 」其實就是社會創新的一種，人都會面臨被不同立場的人排除在外的情況，表示對話目的不在於說了什麼，而是不同價值觀的人可以在一起做些什麼，強調開放性參與一直是社會進步的基礎。
朝邦基金會執行長吳咨杏女士表示，個人,組織,社會要有對話文化, 需要個人有對話意識與技巧, 組織有參與式的機制與文化，持續修練對話的精神與實踐.
朝邦基金會將繼續推動第二屆對話影響力獎，也協助個人、組織與社區展開對話力，透過提高參與者互動的品質、資訊的品質，儘管決策可能是由少數人做出，決策過程仍然可以注入對話元素, 讓決策更創新,更完整。另外，對話影響力也可運用在跨部門、跨族群、跨國的公共議題討論，解決問題，促成改變。對話力的基本元素-平等待人,同理聆聽, 浮現假設, 正式聯合國永續發展目標的#4教育品質, #5性別平等, #10 減少不平等, #16 和平與正義制度, #17 全夥伴關係在倡導的精髓, 要實踐聯合國永續發展更是需要多元利益相關者合作與對話。
CP Yen Foundation Newsletter Winter Issue 2019 December
The First Dialogue Impact Award:
Dialogue: Enriching Civil Literacy and Communication
"Happy Holidays! We like to share this good news with you and wish you a happy and enriching 2020!"
December 7, Saturday, 2019, Taipei.
“No matter what it looks like, it’s always a people problem. Initiating friendly dialogue between people is the key,” stated Mr. George Yen, Chairman of CP Yen Foundation.
With the mission to facilitate the art of dialogue for positive social change, CP Yen Foundation organized the First Dialogue Impact Award and held the award ceremony today. More than a hundred guests passionate about the impact of dialogue attended the event. The event aimed to leverage dialogue to enhance communication, civic cultural literacy, while emphasizing the importance of respect as prerequisite to dialogues. CP Yen Foundation hopes dialogue becomes a way of life, a part of our culture that helps to solve problems, and moves from dialoguing between people to dialoguing between groups. Further, dialogue can enrich our cultural foundation and collective wisdom.
The First Dialogue Impact Award is divided into three categories of gold, silver and bronze. A total of 10 institutions were awarded this award with diverse topics that span from educational issues, corporate management, funding for organizations, community dialogues, cross-generational communication and more. Each of the awardees utilized dialogue in various perspectives, including fostering active listening, inquiry to basic civil literacy, building respectful, inclusive and participatory culture to promote positive social changes, to discover the multiple elements of dialogue in Taiwan and to manage internal and external conflict through dialogues.
George Yen reflected that the purpose of establishing the Dialogue Impact Award is to recognize efforts on personal, organizational, and community levels to promote dialogue, build up a culture of dialogue, and communicate by listening and inclusivity to encourage organizational change, innovation, community development and family harmony. In addition, the Dialogue Impact Award aims to help promote awareness of dialogue in public society, to enhance social harmony and civic cultural literacy through consolidated skills such as focusing, listening and inclusiveness.
Organizations and institutions that received the Dialogue Impact Awards include:
Gold Award recipients
Silver Award Recipients
Bronze Award Recipients
The culture of dialogue can be used for formal and informal communication. In meetings or discussions inside the organization, dialogues should reflect on the following 4 core elements:
Senior media expert Lan Hsuan points out that, while the Internet makes the world more accessible, people tend to stay in their comfort zones. So instead of being globalized, we seem to have moved back to a tribal culture that is closely knitted on the inside but reserved toward the outside world. Language should be a tool to understand others. But without trust, language becomes something with potential to create conflict, hatred and suspicion. By building a wall that blocks away outside world, dialogues become difficult. This is a severe challenge faced by Taiwan’s society right now.
Audrey Tang, Minister without Portfolio at Executive Yuan, states the starting point of a dialogue is mutual trust. Goals would come after that. Tang feels dialogue impact is a form of social innovation. We all experience times when we are excluded by people of different views. That means the purpose of dialogues is not what is being said but what can be achieved when people with different views come together. Open participation is the foundation of social progress.
Jorie Wu, CEO of CP Yen Foundation explains, facilitation the culture of dialogue on the personal, organizational, and societal level requires the awareness and skills on the personal level as well participatory mechanism and culture on the organizational level to preserve the spirit and practice of dialoguing. CP Yen Foundation will continue to organize Dialogue Impact Award to help the facilitation process in improving the quality of dialogues and substance of information. Dialogue is also possible even in organizations where decisions are made by a small number of executives. Dialogues can add innovation and cohesiveness to the decision. Dialogues can also be used for public issues across departments, ethnicity, and countries to solve the issues and bring changes. The basic elements of a dialogue - equality, empathic listening, and surfacing the assumptions are also parts of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: #4 quality education, #5 gender equality, #10 reduced inequalities, #16 peace, justice and strong institutions, and #17 partnerships. To achieve the UN sustainable development goals, it is clear that collaboration and dialogues of multiple stakeholders are needed.