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Sustained Dialogues

IEE and Conflict Resolution Institute are partnering with the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network to bring sustained dialogues to DU. Rooted in decades of research and practice, this model gathers small groups for multiple sessions of facilitated discussions, allowing participants to build relationships, reflect on their individual and collective experiences, and increase understanding and collaboration.

In concert with other initiatives underway, sustained dialogues will provide personal, professional and community-building opportunities as we meaningfully engage one another to increase mutual understanding around current events, salient identities, and complex issues.

You can learn more about, and help support, DU's dialogue efforts at

spring 2017 dialogues

With a strong pool of facilitators now trained, we are planning to begin dialogues in Spring quarter, with at least one group each for undergrad students, grad students, staff and faculty. As we settle details, we are inviting applications from those interested, understanding that the specific schedules and limited space may determine who can participate in these initial dialogues.

If you'd like to be notified of details and have priority consideration, please complete the brief application at

Undergraduate students: We will also be offering intergroup dialogue courses focused on gender, through COMN 1015.

Facilitator Training

Thanks to all who applied for and participated in our early January training. More than 60 DU students, staff and faculty attended, creating a broad network of active dialoguers across campus. We are keeping that group updated on opportunities to support dialogue on campus, including the spring sustained sessions; and we will be holding additional trainings in the future (the next probably not until the fall 2017).