Sustained Dialogue Institute
Sustained Dialogue (SD) develops leaders able to transform differences into the strong relationships essential to effective decision-making, democratic governance, and peace. SD differs from other changemaking processes through its focus on understanding the nature of community relationships, which are often the "problem behind the problem". SD reaches beyond formal institutions to include "whole bodies politic"—everyday community members as well as formal leaders. Our method for changing society is to focus on the five elements of relationship: Identity, Interests, Power, Perceptions & Patterns of Interaction.