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Fostering Constructive Dialogue

Our psychology-based educational tools help people discuss complex and divisive topics with ease, even when they disagree.

What is Constructive Dialogue?

A form of conversation where people with different perspectives try to understand each other — without giving up their own beliefs — in order to work together.

Our Featured Product:

Perspectives

The only offering in the constructive dialogue field proven in effectiveness through randomized controlled trials (RCT).

What's Included
  • 8 interactive online lessons that weave together psychological concepts with practice scenarios
  • Adapts based on learners' responses, meeting them where they are and making them feel heard
  • 4 guided peer-to-peer conversations
  • A dashboard to track learners' progress and quiz scores
  • Customizable settings that allow you to use the full program or "build your own" experience
  • Free to educators!
Featured Product

2022 Back-to-School Playbook

5 Practical Strategies for Fostering Constructive Dialogue

Want to start the school year off on the right foot? Our Back-to-School Playbook will provide you with actionable steps you can take to create a classroom environment that supports constructive dialogue.

Featured Product

Conversation Simulator

Have you ever wished you could have a difficult conversation do-over? Well, now you can!

Our Conversation Simulator teaches three science-backed strategies for navigating difficult conversations and enables you to practice them through a personalized interactive online simulator.

In this 10-minute interactive program, you’ll learn and practice the following:

  • Establish a collaborative goal
  • Get curious
  • Tell a personal story

Measurable Impact

Our research-backed solutions have a track record of creating meaningful impact for students and professionals at scale.

870+
Institutions
56%
of Learners Improved Communication Across Differences
65%
of Educators Recommend
Explore Our Impact

I have used the platform with high school and college students as well as professionals… I’ve noticed a marked difference in students’ willingness and ability to engage in constructive conversation about challenging topics."

ProfessorCollege of William & Mary
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[Perspectives] is probably the very best, timely and pertinent training program I have ever come across…I highly recommend it to everyone."

VP Global Manufacturing ServicesGriffith Foods
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I discovered new ways of talking, listening, disagreeing, interacting with people, and just a better understanding of how people function. I am excited to continue applying these to my everyday life."

College StudentCollege of the Sequoias
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Who We Serve

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