Slow Dinner – Collaborative Debating in Business

About the event

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.” – Rumi

Conflicts across the business world arise through divergence of needs. In contrast to traditional adversarial debate, the Collaborative Debating approach transplants negotiations from the frame of “winning” into the frame of finding solutions to problems. Through meeting challenges and conflict within a supportive system, participants learn to work together towards common goals.

Join us for this eye-opening evening with peace educator and author Magaret Hepworth, as she shares a communication and dispute resolution approach that has very real applications in the business world.

Ticket price includes workshop participation and meal. If you have any dietary requirements, please contact us. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from the venue.

ClarityInTimeMargaret Hepworth is an accomplished educator and facilitator working in the areas of global citizenship, conflict resolution, forgiveness and anger management. Margaret has been Head of Campus at Preshil School in Melbourne, Australia and holds a Master of Educational Studies. She published her first novel, Clarity in Time, in 2012 through Balboa Press, in which the protagonist comes to understand that to make a difference in this world, you can no longer remain a passive bystander. An active member of Initiatives of Change, Margaret keeps very busy helping to run various ‘life developing’ programs within this organisation.

A vibrant presenter, she is well versed in public speaking, having facilitated at overseas and local conferences, running workshops and speaking to various groups. Margaret has traveled and taught widely, including in the USA, China and India. Above all, Margaret’s belief in what she is trying to achieve – to unravel conflict – gives her the drive, passion and commitment required to make a difference in both the corporate and educational world.

NB: Tickets to this dinner are non-refundable or transferable to other Slow School classes. You are however able to pass on your ticket to a colleague to attend in your absence.

Tickets available at

Course Info
Time6pm to 9pm
DateWednesday 9 March
VenueCafe Republic, 160 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Your facilitator

Margaret Hepworth

Margaret Hepworth

Peace Educator and Author

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