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Welcome to the Academy of Professional Dialogue, an international non-profit charity, developing Professional Dialogue in service of the wellbeing of society

About the Academy

Dialogue is a generative form of group conversation designed to dissolve fragmentation in collective and individual awareness and understanding, and to encourage coherent participation.

The Academy aims to:

  • Inspire people to transform organisations and communities through Dialogue
  • Acknowledge those who are engaged in effective Professional Dialogue work
  • Support people who want to learn how to practice Dialogue
  • Develop the breadth and depth of the whole field of Professional Dialogue

Find out more about the history of Professional Dialogue.

Recorded during The World Needs Dialogue! 3 Virtual Conference 2020

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From beginners to experts, membership provides ongoing participation in the Academy for those who are looking to develop their understanding and practice. Members have access to regular online learning opportunities, theory and practice resources… and each other. Accredited Dialogic Organisations are awarded group membership. Find out more

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Online conference 2022

Our annual conference exploring Professional Dialogue, attended by professionals from around the world, is our main event of the year. This year's theme is Dialogue as Story.

Join us online from the 1st to 3rd November 2022.

Find out more about the The World Needs Dialogue 2022 conference.

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  • See all our upcoming events. Free to members, and available to members of the public for a three month trial period.


    We accredit courses for those new to Professional Dialogue and those wishing to deepen their practice. Our next courses are:

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    Find out more about our courses.

    Recently published by the Academy

    A New Kind of Dialogue, by Peter Garrett

    A New Kind of Dialogue is a landmark in understanding the pervasive challenges of modern society.

    It is a serious but easy read, written as a first-hand narrative that encourages dialogic thinking.

    Find out more about A New Kind of Dialogue