From our visit at PSDF I learned the complexity of communication in practice, and particularly when the language is not shared.
The true lesson was however how easy it is to overlook to live how you teach. We have learned the value of participation and the power of listening as a golden rule of gaining trust and building relationships built on empathy. Nonetheless, that awareness was not to be seen at our visit at PSDF. The “champions” of the organization prepared a presentation which they were never given the chance to fully present to us. We silenced them, due to factors of us having the right skills (English) and to lack of time.
I hope they were not left with the same feelings as I was.
Love, Isabell Sundman