Doing Dialogue

Dialogue on public issues
We Need to Talk
By Damien Lally on Dec 18, 2017

Like all the generations who came before us, we face a range of challenges that call for careful consideration, constructive debate, and collaborative problem-solving.

From the Executive Director
By Parisa Parsa on Dec 15, 2017

Earlier this year, a dialogue participant helped us with an amazing discovery:

We can make difficult people disappear.

Let me explain.

Dialogue at Essential Partners
Staff Retreat Group Photo
By Sara Ostrovitz on Dec 7, 2017

Behind the scenes of Essential Partners is a group of people on staff that not only work incredibly hard to deliver this meaningful work, but who truly enjoy spending time with each other in and ou

Conversation starters
By Teja Arboleda on Nov 22, 2017

Dialogue at Essential Partners
By Katie Hyten on Nov 8, 2017


From the Executive Director
By Parisa Parsa on Oct 6, 2017

“I can’t even get my mind around Las Vegas” the woman next to me exclaimed. We were both staring at the TV blasting the news while waiting to board our flight last week.

Dialogue on campus
By Teja Arboleda on Sep 29, 2017

I’ve been a college professor for over 17 years. I love spending time with young people who are learning how to connect outside of their comfort zone.

Dialogue every day
By Teja Arboleda on Aug 8, 2017

In the Spring of 2016, not long after two major New England snow storms, I noticed that the base of a post holding the corner of the long, heavy, 8 foot high wooden fence that ran across the expan