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• WHAT IS SUSTAINED DIALOGUE? •

The Sustained Dialogue Institute helps people to transform conflictual relationships and design sustainable change processes around the world.

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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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Jun 15

Register Now for the National Dialogue Awards, Oct. 9th

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 Friday, October 9th in Washington, DC.

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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.

 

• 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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