Dialogue Training

The Dialogue Institute offers customized training in the philosophies and methodologies of interreligious, intercultural, interideological dialogue for religious and community-based groups, students, scholars, professionals, and others.

Trainings and workshops of varying lengths afford participants hands-on learning and practice in dialogue, using DI Founder and President Leonard Swidler's Dialogue Principles as a basis. The DI has conducted trainings and workshops around the world; customized trainings can be arranged in Philadelphia or elsewhere, as appropriate.

For more information, contact DI Director of Education Rebecca Mays.


The Dialogue Institute is offering a basic course that introduces people to the adventure and benefits of practicing open dialogue. This basic three-hour experience will introduce participants to dialogue principles and skills, create networking colleagues, and identify traits of leadership and participatory actions in civic engagement. Please click below for more information about the basic course and for two specific dates when people can participate in a three-hour experience. 

With this introduction, people can make the choices for how to customize a course for their own interests. 

Click here to view the brochure for this course.

You can sign up for our introductory classes by selecting a date below:

6/1 - 10:30am - 2:00pm, Temple Center City

[POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE] Scriptural Reasoning, Providence Meetinghouse