Contents / Site Map

The following is a list of the pages that make up this site:

Introduction: The Dialogue to Action Initiative

Entry Page
This is the site's beginning point. When in doubt, start here.

About this Site
This page describes, in a nutshell, what the 3 main sections of the site are all about.

About Us
Info about Sandy Heierbacher, the writer of all of the material found in the Organizing a Dialogue and Integrating Dialogue with Action sections, and Andy Fluke, the site's designer, can be found here.

Not just thank-you's...there's also info here about why and with whom some of this work was done.

Site Map
That's this page.

This page will be growing and developing. It will include reports, theses, articles, and other documents of interest to dialogue organizers, facilitators, and researchers.

Section One: Organizing a Dialogue

The information provided in the Organizing a Dialogue section can help you organize an effective dialogue. But I urge you to take the next step. Your participants will want to do something based on what they experience during their dialogues.

Ten Reasons to Dialogue
Don't underrate the dialogue process...here are 10 of the powerful, positive effects that dialogue can have on your program.

What is Dialogue?
Dialogue is much more than just talk. Learn about who uses dialogue and why, and what makes dialogue so effective.

Dialogue Details
What Does a Typical Dialogue Look Like? Find out about the characteristics of a well-run dialogue.

Here are honest answers to some of the most common questions people have about organizing a dialogue.

Sample Dialogue
Examine a thorough four-session sample dialogue that was designed for national service programs.

Getting Started Checklist
Not sure how to begin? Look over this checklist for concrete steps you can take in organizing a dialogue.

Help the Dialogue Movement
Find out how people in the National Service field (and others!) can assist and strengthen the dialogue movement.

Section Two: Integrating Dialogue with Action

Integrating Dialogue with Action: Your participants will want to do something based on what they experience during their dialogues. You can pave the way for them by examining this section and utilizing the 9 strategies that are outlined.

Dialogue to Action
How & why dialogue naturally leads to action.

About Action
What do we mean by action exactly? What types of action do dialogue groups tend to take?

The Problem
Dialogue leads to action&or does it?
What are the barriers that prevent dialogue groups from taking effective action?

9 Strategies
Strategies for integrating talk with action.

Conclusion and final words.

Books and articles used for this research.

Section Three: Resources and Perspectives

Dont miss the Resources and Perspectives section. A wealth of valuable links, categorized lists of books, videos, and articles, and access to professional research results is available for your perusal.

Organizations to Contact for Resources or Assistance

Links to Related Web Sites

Resources to Help You Get a Dialogue Started

Other Resources to Help You Build Dialogue-Related Skills

Books & Articles to Help You Learn More About the Dialogue Movement & Process

Videos That Stimulate Discussion and Inspire Action

Great Materials About Race and Racism in America

Books & Materials for Those Working with Children

Not sure where to start? Here are the Most Highly Recommended Resources from each of the above categories.

Coming Soon:

Our next step is to create a community page to feature news and information of interest to the dialogue community. We also hope to feature the research of other professionals as well. If you have any suggestions for links or materials to include, please send them to . We plan to have this feature online by the end of the winter.