Dialog Process Project
At its core, this project focuses on capacity building, utilizing education, training and on-going support for identified partners who request MBB’s assistance.
The goal of the Dialog Process Project (DPP) is to respond rapidly to requests to train local mediators and facilitators and enable them to resolve community disputes, design and facilitate public dialogs and function within their country as a resource for underserved communities in resolving disputes through community dialogs, mediation and restorative justice. DPP uses an elicitive approach to co-designing each project with a local team and consults with them on the development of the project mission, goals, and outcomes.
Board Liaison: Lynn Cole, Esq
Project Team Leaders: There is a Core Team of leaders comprised of Dr. Kenneth Cloke, Dr. Joan Goldsmith, Nan Waller Burnett, MA, Thomas Valenti, Esq., Rachel Wohl, Esq., Katherine Triantafillou, Esq., Lynn Cole, Esq. and Alan Gross, Esq.
Dialog Process Project - Greece
The DPP’s pilot project was the Athens Migration Dialog project, sponsored in conjunction with the Hellenic Mediation and Arbitration Center. These efforts resulted in the creation of a new and sustainable organization, Metaplasis, a community mediation center in Athens, Greece.
The Athens Migration Dialog Initiative began in May of 2012 with the aim of building capacity for facilitating difficult conversations about migration and addressing the rising social and political tensions within Greece. This was led by MBB President Emeritus Kenneth Cloke, JD, LLM, PhD; Joan Goldsmith, PhD; Tom Valenti, Esq. and Nan Waller Burnett, MA, and a highly skilled international team of public dialog trainers and other conflict resolution professionals partnered with a group of Greek mediators from the Hellenic Mediators and Arbitrators Association.