Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change Process

November 27, 2017

Everyday Democracy’s Dialogue to Change process is an adaptable approach to community engagement that is grounded in years of experience and learning with communities throughout the U.S.

In our process, diverse groups of people meet over several weeks, and take part in activities that build trust, provide opportunities to share honestly, learn about an issue and work together on solutions and action.

The process involves a combination of listening to others, being heard, engaging productively in disagreement, and developing priorities for action. We provide discussion guides and other resources online that guide you through the process. Our staff or consultants may also be available to help you implement Dialogue to Change in your community, or to create your own discussion materials.

Download the handout on the Dialogue to Change process.



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Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and our tools, advice, and resources foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, using a racial equity lens, can help.