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• WHAT IS SUSTAINED DIALOGUE? •

The Sustained Dialogue Institute helps people to transform conflictual relationships and design change processes around the world. We define dialogue as “listening deeply enough to be changed by what you learn.”

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• OUR WORK •

SDI works to improve community capacity to engage differences as strengths while helping people move from dialogue to action.

Hold a Training

SDI provides workshops and educational trainings tailored to your institution’s needs. Hold a training in your workplace, community organization, nonprofit, or college or university.

Establish a Program

We work in a sustained way with a variety of institutions, civic organizations, and workplaces to provide ongoing technical support toward the most inclusive, creative community possible.

 

• RECENT NEWS •

Dec 1

Dec. 1 in DC: Bridging Divides Through Sustained Dialogue

Heard of the work of Sustained Dialogue, but want to learn more about its practice? Join us in Washington, D.C. December 1, 2017 for a 4-hour workshop on the main pillars of effective sustained dialogue work. Click to register.

Nov 16

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to Attend National Dialogue Awards Nov. 16

The Sustained Dialogue Institute is thrilled to announce that Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi will join us at the 2017 National Dialogue Awards on November 16, 2017. Representative Pelosi serves as the House Democratic Leader of the US House of Representatives and represents California’s 12th Congressional District.

Oct 30

Fall Newsletter: Meet Our National Dialogue Award Winners

SDI Fall Newsletter: Meet our Keynote and Campus National Dialogue Awardees and catch up with SDI in this fall newsletter. Have you gotten your tickets to the National Dialogue Awards yet? Make sure to register for the big event – Thursday, Nov. 16th, 2017 at the National Press Club.

 

• TESTIMONIALS •

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“I believe that implementation of SD enabled members of my campus to come together as a close-knit family, instead of strangers. I’m proud to be a part of an organization that embodies such diversity, acceptance, and honesty. This is how to make large-scale societal change in the ways we interact.”

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“SDI was wonderful to work with from start to finish. They took the prep time to fully understand our Fellows and the training participants. The training was comprehensive, interesting and in tune with the needs of our Fellows. We very much look forward to continuing to build the capacity of Atlas Corps with our Fellows through their well-executed trainings.”

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“I use the skills I learned through SD constantly when communicating with clients and colleagues. Being able to check biases & assumptions and open our hearts to the point where we truly empathize and understand where others are coming from is the deeply enriching gift of SD.  It is also necessary for the health of our communities and society as a whole.”

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“My involvement leading SD was inspiring. I learned the importance of individuals’ experience in shaping their worldview, the value of listening, the necessity of being open to personal change, and the need to respect the complex intersections of people’s identities. SD has been instrumental in shaping my commitment to issues of social equality.”

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“Sustained Dialogue has uplifted me … it gave me that empowerment. My GPA boosted dramatically my junior year. I owe it to Sustained Dialogue.”

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“I was trained for Sustained Dialogue at NU in 2013. I recently used the SD model to lead a workshop where the group challenged social norms of masculinity with an audience of majority men. One participant at the end of the workshop asked how I came up with my questions and, honestly, all I could say was SD and everything it taught me. Thank you for the amazing training 2 years ago that I still use.”

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“Turning the Page worked with SDI on “Building Authentic Relationships Across Difference” to equip us with skills and language to engage effectively with our partner schools and communities. We have used the practices in our community workshops and leadership activities to maintain that space between parents and teachers and school leaders. We enjoyed the training so much for our new AmeriCorps members.”

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“I believe that implementation of SD enabled members of my campus to come together as a close-knit family, instead of strangers. I’m proud to be a part of an organization that embodies such diversity, acceptance, and honesty. This is how to make large-scale societal change in the ways we interact.”

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