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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 •

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Aug 9

Sustained Dialogue Collaborates to Launch Youth-Centered Initiative in Nairobi

In April of 2016, Sustained Dialogue Campus Network’s Managing Director, Rhonda Fitzgerald, traveled to Nairobi to help launch a youth dialogue-to-action initiative entitled “Tubonge Mtaani” (translated as “Let’s talk in the ‘hood.’) Sustained Dialogue is partnering with two organizations for this project: the Nairobi-based Eastleighwood Youth Forum and the Swedish-based Life and Peace Institute. Sustained Dialogue has collaborated with the Life and Peace Institute and the Peace and Development Center (PDC) in Ethiopia since 2008 to implement Sustained Dialogue programs […]

Aug 9

Campus leaders gather in Washington for the annual Summer Leader’s Summit

SDCN’s annual Summer Leader’s Summit gives campus leaders a unique opportunity to prepare for the year ahead and meet other members of the network. The event was held this year at our Washington D.C. headquarters from July 21-24. Despite long hours, the energy in the room throughout the weekend was unwavering. By the end of the summit the walls of our conference room were covered with post-its and posters brimming with ideas, thoughts, and strategies for running a successful SD […]

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Aug 3

The Sustained Dialogue Campus Network Welcomes Six New Campus Partners!

The Sustained Dialogue Campus Network Welcomes Six New Campus Partners: Elon University, Hollins University, Lawrence University, Cornell College, University of Notre Dame, and UNC Charlotte!

 

• TESTIMONIALS •

Testimonials
Laforce Baker
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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.”

Workplace - Atlas Service Corps Sara Potler
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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.”

Jacqueline Switzer
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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.”

Sian OFaolain
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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.”

Keith Alexander
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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.”

Billy Choo
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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.”

ECanter
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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.”

Laforce Baker
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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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