This video introduces the Obreau Tripod, a structure for helping groups and individuals get ready for, and engage in, challenging conversations.
"Obreau" is a composite of the first two letters each of Observation, Reasonableness and Authenticity. Each of these terms represents both a "leg" of the Tripod and a practice for working through difficult issues.
Part 1 of the video, this part, outlines the key concepts making up the Tripod, and sets the scene for a case example featuring “President Maria Lon of the South Republic.” (Part 2 shows how President Lon might apply the Tripod in raising a challenging issue with the leader of the neighboring North Republic.)
You can utilize the Tripod in helping plan what you might say to others on just about any thorny, difficult topic that's not primarily technical.
The Obreau Tripod was created by Don Dunoon. Please visit dondunoon.com for more information.
This video is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC BY-SA 4.0).
The following organizations have drawn the videos to the attention of their members:
Association of Leadership Educators (USA), Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney; Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University.
Don Dunoon gratefully acknowledges the all-round excellence displayed by Explainer Guru (explainerguru.com) in the production of this video. Special thanks as well to Kris Keppeler for her terrific work on the voice-over.