What is special about Essential Partners' approach is that it promotes authenticity, reduces defensiveness, increases curiosity, and boosts connectedness.
The Conflict Resolution Group Foundation, Philippines
When there's an element of conflict, oftentimes we gravitate toward debate as a way of contending toward some decision or outcome. Dialogue is a much different proposition. The emphasis of dialogue is in understanding the other person's perspective, making sure they have the opportunity to feel heard.
Luke Zubrod, Director of Strategic Initiatives
Chatham Financial, Pennsylvania
I’ve gained not only confidence but tools. The Essential Partners training was worth every penny.
Kim Davidson, Ombuds
Oberlin College, Ohio
Design Better Virtual Meetings and Programs
We cannot simply retrofit our in-person reality to the online space. But we can stay grounded in our shared purpose, and design accordingly.
EP in the News: Youth Anti-Racism Education Project
EP-trained high school student Clay Thornton, from North Carolina, will be facilitating dialogues about race for the international Anti-Racism Education (A.R.E.) Project. “Young people are willing to reach out to their families and their friends who are older and have conversations with them about these topics,” said Thornton. “People are going to go to the family dinner table and talk about what they’ve learned.”