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Fostering Constructive Dialogue

We are a psychology-based nonprofit that builds educational tools to equip college students, high school students, and professionals with the skills for constructive dialogue.

What if you had a set of tools that enabled people to discuss complex and divisive topics with ease — even when they disagreed?

Our educational tools are designed to do just that.

Personalized Learning

Our interactive online lessons adapt based on learners' responses, meeting them where they are and making them feel heard — at no cost to educators.

Research-Based Solutions

We translate the latest behavioral science research into practical and scalable educational tools that empower educators to teach constructive dialogue skills.

Proven Effectiveness

We are the only offering in the constructive dialogue field with evidence from randomized controlled trials that demonstrates our effectiveness.

Our Featured Product:

Perspectives

Evidence-Based Skills for Constructive Conversations

What's Included
  • 8 interactive online lessons that weave together psychological concepts with practice scenarios
  • 4 guided peer-to-peer conversations
  • A dashboard to track learners' progress and quiz scores
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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Higher Education
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Workplace

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