The Power of Dialogue: Constructive Conversations on Divisive Issues

"The Power of Dialogue: Constructive Conversations on Divisive Issues in San Diego" is sponsored by Leadership Conversation Project, a joint effort of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego and Public Conversations West. 

Come experience The Power of Dialogue. Our signature workshop offers a deep exploration of Reflective Structured Dialogue, an intentional communication process marked by its unique capacity to reduce threat and foster mutual understanding across lines of deep difference.

Through immersion in an intensive case simulation, participants will learn about the dynamics of polarization and conflict, and explore modes of communication that increase trust, re-humanize opponents and shift relationships. All of these are key steps in the process of breaking gridlock, moving beyond conflict, and building strong communities. Develop your dialogue design and facilitation skills with The Power of Dialogue. Facilitators are Public Conversations' Meenakshi Chakraverti and John Sarrouf.

Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird Special (ends December 16) is $375
  • Regular registration is a sliding scale from $450-$700
  • Bring a friend and get 20 percent off both registrations

Please register by January 6

The Public Conversations Project's workshops have limited enrollments. Continuing Education units are available through NBCC and MAMFT. Any of our workshops can be adapted and customized to bring to your community or organization. For more information or assistance, please contact


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