Sustained Dialogue

SUSTAINED DIALOGUE 2017-2018 Coming Soon!

Sustained Dialogue (SD) — a five-stage social change process created by Hal Saunders (former diplomat and key drafter of the Camp David Peace Accords) — is a student- and/or faculty-facilitated process that fosters discussions and relationships focusing on issues of diversity, social issues, politics, and public policy. SD eventually moves into action planning with key stakeholders in the campus and, if applicable, the larger community. The college’s multiple SD groups serve as catalysts for bringing people together and opening lines of communication in order to create positive change on campus.

Through the training and subsequent facilitation process, people enhance their skills to interact with others, relationships are built across the community, and a collaborative problem-solving process helps move participants to a plan of action.