Walk2Talk

Moving Conversation

August 29 - September 2, 2018

This program has been cancelled. 

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As our world becomes increasingly connected, the way we communicate has become increasingly disconnected.  We are talking more, but listening less. Our communication is interrupted, one-dimensional, rapid-paced, distracted, multi-tasked and… ineffective.

Walk2Talk is intended to promote a simple, yet powerful idea: we talk better when we do it walking.

A recent Stanford University study found that creative thinking can be enhanced by as much as 60% when taken for a walk — so it is not surprising that more and more institutions and business leaders are taking their most challenging issues and conversations for walks.

This revelation, along with the rapidly growing field of neuroscience, is further reinforcement of the idea that we, as individuals and as a society, are capable of having far more control over our minds, our lives and our collective destiny when we move difficult conversations forward with our feet.

In this “hands and feet on” workshop, you will learn why it works, how to set up walking conversations for success in both small and larger groups, places it has been used with great impact, and walking conversation as a way to discover your own inner pathway. The Sufis say, “First there is prayer. Above that, silence. Above that, conversation.” Above that, walking conversation. As Ram Das said, “We are all just walking each other home”.

Bringing over 30 years of international facilitation and negotiation, David Baum, Ph.D., D.Min. is an inveterate walker, mediator and big change world dreamer. He has worked in Kenya, Rwanda, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, and Jordan. His clients include the US State Department, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, three US Presidents, and Jane Goodall. In addition, he worked his way through graduate school in a circus. David is also a founding member of the Noble Order of Walkers; a small but committed band of pedestrians who take as their motto, Solvitur ambulando; “It is solved by walking”. davidbaum.com

In this Hollyhock Talks podcast, David Baum talks about the power of walking conversations: