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Handshake picture from ProtimosSF and rights of indigenous people

The head of a charity wanted to facilitate a Symposium in a way that would challenge conventional thinking and enrich the debate on the topic of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) of indigenous peoples.
She wanted to ensure that “it would be different to conventional symposia, that it would be a closed and informal environment, that it encouraged dialogue, built relationships and had maximum benefit.”
Facilitating a workshop on this contentious issue in a problem focussed way could lead to disagreement, hostility and broken relationships.
This article illustrates step by step how we used a Solutions Focussed Approach to facilitate the Symposium. It explains the issues that arose, how we dealt with those issues and the successful impact the Symposium has had on the charity.

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