This course introduces participants to dialogue as a practical and effective process for advancing conflict transformation and peacebuilding at the community level. The focus of the course is on designing and implementing a relevant, sustainable, and meaningful dialogue process.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Distinguish dialogue from other conflict resolution processes;
- Determine when community-based dialogue is an appropriate process to manage a conflict; and
- Design a community-based dialogue process in their own geographical and social context.
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Defines dialogue and distinguishes it from a discussion and debate.
Identifies governing principles and models of dialogue.
Identifies how a dialogue process is designed and objectives are determined.
Emphasizes those who participate in dialogue and the motivations for joining a dialogue.
Explains how learning happens in dialogue and ethical considerations.
Provides some examples of real-world dialogue processes.
Assesses your understanding and retention of key terms, concepts, and ideas presented in this course.
Instructors and Guest Experts
- Alison Milofsky, Director, United States Institute of Peace
- Ariana Barth, Program Officer, United States Institute of Peace Guest Experts
- Mark Brimhall-Vargas, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Brandeis University
- Rhonda Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Sustained Dialogue Campus Network
- Cate Broussard, Program Advisor, Life & Peace Institute
- Tricia Homer, Executive Communications Coach & Dialogue Facilitator
- Tonis Montes, Senior Program Assistant, United States Institute of Peace
- Beatriz Montoya, Founder & Director, Asociación de Mujeres del Oriente Antioqueño
- Katherine Torres Sánchez, National Coordinator, Puentes Para La Paz
- Michael Zanchelli, Program Officer, United States Institute of Peace
- Sireen Abu Asbeh, Project Officer, Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development
- Daryn Cambridge, Professional Development Portfolio Manager (EPIC), Training Resources Group, Inc