Apr 18

Northwestern Med School Plans Pilot SD Program

SD will launch a pilot SD program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine for the 2017-2018 academic year. The first training will be held in August 2017, and then medical students will engage in dialogues over the course of the year. The Sustained Dialogue Institute sought to partner with an innovative institution in order to equip medical students with skills to engage effectively with their patients and other members of the healthcare team, thereby reducing errors and improving the […]

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 […]

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!

Nov 17

Register Now for the National Dialogue Awards, Nov. 17th

The National Dialogue Awards, administered by SDI, recognize the work of those whose lives embody the principles and values of true dialogue, reconciliation, and peace. This event serves to honor the awardees and celebrate the role of dialogue in transforming national and global conflicts. This year the event will take place on Thursday, November 17th in Washington, DC.

Mar 6

Remembering Hal Saunders, Founder and Mentor

It is with heavy hearts that all of us at the Sustained Dialogue Institute mourn the death of Harold ‘Hal’ Saunders, our founder, mentor and friend. We unite in honoring a peacemaker whose exemplary life fully expressed the values and ideals of Sustained Dialogue, to which he was so dedicated. We offer our deepest and most profound condolences to Hal’s wife Carol, his children, and the rest of their families. Hal’s inspiring global leadership and pursuit of peace and dialogue […]

Jul 6

Congratulations to Sarah Tweedale, Beloit College's new and full-time Sustained Dialogue Coordinator!

Check out this article about Beloit College’s hiring of Sarah Tweedale to take their Sustained Dialogue program to the “next level”! Also included is a video about the impacts of Sustained Dialogue at Beloit.

Jun 11

Join us for the SDI Supporters, Board Members, and Alumni Garden Party

All SDI Board Members, Supporters, and Alumni are invited to join us for an evening of good food and excellent company at President Mark Farr’s home in Silver Spring, Maryland on July 26th. This event will serve as an opportunity to network and financially support the mission of SDI.

Summer Interns

Jun 1

Register Now for the Summer Interns and Associates Training

This four-hour training on Friday July 10th is free and open to any intern or junior associate in the DC area. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore how aspects of identity influence their effectiveness in the workplace, gain exposure to SDI’s dialogue to action model, and gain specific skills to address employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, innovation, and conflict resolution.

Apr 30

2015 SDCN Conference: Crossing Bridges

Check out pictures and highlights from this year’s SDCN Annual Conference: Crossing Bridges, held at the University of Alabama!

Apr 30

University of Tampa Hosts First Sustained Dialogue Retreat

Check out this story on how the University of Tampa is getting ready for their first ever Sustained Dialogue Retreat!

Crossing Bridges

Mar 6

Announcing the 2015 SDCN Conference Theme: Crossing Bridges

Over 150 students, alumni, and administrators will gather for the event March 6 – 8, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery Bridge Crossing.


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