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

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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.

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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.

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Jun 19

Celebrating 11 Years of Dialogue in Ethiopia: Catching up with SDCN’s Managing Director, Rhonda Fitzgerald

We recently sat down with our Managing Director of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, Rhonda Fitzgerald to discuss our long-standing partnership with Ethiopian universities, Life and Peace Institute (LPI), and the Peace and Development Center (PDC). Rhonda has led our partnership with LPI and PDC from inception to now, and we can’t wait to hear her reflections.

Apr 9

New Virtual Workshop Offerings for Groups

As you move your educational and professional spaces into digital spaces, we are able to provide our workshops and trainings virtually! Sustained Dialogue Institute has workshops for groups of all sizes and lengths of engagement.

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Mar 27

10 Tips for Facilitating Virtual Dialogue

Are you suddenly conducting dialogues on Zoom and struggling to make it work? Check out our 10 tips for success!

You can learn more during our weekly Introduction to Using Zoom for Online Dialogue workshop! Sign up here:

Mar 21

Register for New Virtual Offerings for Campuses & Communities

SDCN is excited to still able to offer workshops to campuses and communities based on our 20+ years of experience. Here are our three main offerings right now: Virtual dialogue groups that meet weekly in the following weeks Skill building workshops for individuals who want to facilitate or continue their dialogue work Tested virtual offerings for campuses, especially those seeking to find creative ways to engage students in dialogue View our current offerings and register here. How can virtual workshops […]

Mar 6

SDCN Launches a New Mini-Manual on Dialoguing About Faith, Religion, and Worldview: A Topical Resource Guide for Sustained Dialogue Moderators

The guide is meant as a tool for moderators leading a dialogue group that has been formed for the purpose of explicitly focusing on faith, religion, and worldview. Moderators using the guide should have already participated in a Sustained Dialogue Moderator Training, and should be using the resource guide in conjunction with the full SD Moderator Manual. If you don’t have the full moderator manual reach out to the SD leadership team on your campus or to Sustained Dialogue at […]

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Feb 20

Bring SDCN to Campus This Election Year – Winter News

Jan 14

SDCN’s 2019 Impact in Numbers

As we kick off 2020, we’re reflecting on the year that just finished. Check out this infographic to learn about what the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network team was up to during 2019!



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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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