People in conversation

An Essential Partners Dialogue Experience

The power of EP's Reflective Structured Dialogue framework is better experienced than explained. If you're curious to learn more, join us for this three-hour, facilitated RSD experience.

Calendar of dialogue topics

  • May 2023: TBA
  • August 2023: TBA
  • November 2023: Intergenerational Dialogue

Event Description

People use the word “dialogue” to describe a variety of conversations and communication styles. At Essential Partners, we’ve developed a proven, highly adaptable approach called Reflective Structured Dialogue (RSD). RSD is designed to help people build relationships across differences to address their communities’ most pressing challenges.

It does this by empowering communities, schools, and institutions to create healthier communication dynamics, new or strengthened relationships, and an improved sense of belonging—even where there are highly polarized conflicts around differences of identities, values, and perspectives.

This three-hour introduction to RSD, which will provide a complete Reflective Structured Dialogue experience. The objectives are:

  • To experience the power of EP’s Reflective Structured Dialogue approach;
  • To understand some of the theory behind the practice;
  • To reflect on the impact of the structures and facilitation approach; and
  • To begin to imagine possible contexts in which RSD can support your purposes

Participants should come prepared to engage in a live, real-life dialogue with other participants that is facilitated by an EP-trained facilitator. 

If the cost of this event creates a burden to entry, consider applying for a scholarship. Thanks to our generous donors, EP can offer a limited number of free registrations for public events and workshops.

Note: Due to the level of planning and design required for this event, all registrations are final and cannot be refunded or transferred.


May 23, 2023
August 9, 2023
November 14, 2023
3:00–6:00 PM Eastern Time


Online Via Zoom
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States


Regular Fee


Winnie Rugamba is an Associate as well as the Research Project Manager at Essential Partners.

Meg Griffiths is an Associate and the Director of Programs at Essential Partners.