People in conversation

Outline for a First Dialogue


Given the collaborative nature of EP's dialogue design process and the high degree of customization for every engagement, there is no “standard” dialogue format.

For instance, you might have a single dialogue session, or a series. You might have many small groups in a single large space, or numerous discrete spaces. The purposes, questions, structures, and communication agreements all vary according to the context of the community.

However, many dialogues—in particular those that bring a group together for the first time—follow the following outline.