Application areas

Conflict management

Not a conflict-solving tool itself, the Trialogue is a powerful trust-booster that can serve to facilitate conflict-resolution processes.
Research, which we have conducted with the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, showed that theTrialogue increases trust and positive affect, and decreases negative affect among the workshop participants. 

The tool can be used to lay ground for conflict-resolution processes by reducing the time conflicted parties remain in the "risk zone", characterized by distrust and negative emotions.

The workshop creates a new language to talk about differences - detached from any concrete issues the conflicted parties may have strong feelings about. One can forget about the "elephant in the room". This language thus may become a new and positively loaded tool to discuss the issues relevant for the conflict further on.


Watch a presentation titled "The Diversity Icebreaker applied in conflict management: from Norway, through the Balkans, to the Middle East" where Bjørn Z. Ekelund shares tool's history and background relevant for conflict-resolution processes.