development of dialogue culture, promotion of understanding Empathie and social cooperation

The Center for Dialogue, is a civil society organization which is established to develop and distribute the culture of dialogue. The center is part of the Institute of Imam Musa Sadr, which is inspired by the thoughts of Imam Musa Sadr and is established in 2003.

Re-creation of Dialogue Skills


The main characteristic of this workshops are to practice dialogue in form of activities. these activities are based on theoretical elements. This type of workshops can be counted as a platform of experience. That means that each participant of the workshop would find an opportunity to learn about his own thoughts, mind and behavioral patter through doing the practices of the workshop.

Therefore the dialogue is directed in a way that the participants would realizes the obstacles and come to an understanding about details. To help the participants to realize the necessity of dialogue, some suggestions would be offered in the workshops. The content of the workshops consists of the experiences and memories of the participants because then they can learn about about different dimensions of each other. Because art has an impact to create creativity in human relationship, therefore the workshop includes parts like reading stories, playing roles in practices, painting, music and sculpture.

Empowering Parents through Dialogue


This workshop aims at empowering parents to have a better relationship with their children. It is recommended that both parents participate in the workshops. This workshop, based on the dialog skills teaching, would be offered in 30 continuous but independent sessions. In time distance between a sessions to the next one each parent would have enough opportunity to apply what he/she learned and collect her/his questions regarding the learned points.

Parents can ask these questions in the next session.

Obtained Skills of parents at the end of workshop

  • Getting to know the concept of dialogue and mastering its skills
  • better understanding of their own role as parent
  • obtaining personal experiences and conclusions
  • identifying new points about their children and other people
  • experiencing emotions, meanings and new horizons

Training Dialogue Facilitators


The aim of this workshop is to train dialog facilitators. It is planned that participants of this workshop hold dialogue workshops in future or become facilitators in Problem situation in which Dialogue is failed.

 In this workshop praxis of understanding dialog would be thought in detail and practically. The participants would practice dialogue according to the ten core dialog skills and then they would discuss their own dialog experiences critically in the workshop.

Self-development of the facilitators are one of the main parts of this workshop. An important aim of the workshop is to give ability to the facilitators to get to know their own patterns of thinking, Pre-judgments and prejudice. The more they learn about their own limitations and type of understanding, the more and the better quality of their presence in the dialog becomes. A key to understand this dynamics is that the facilitator develops his/her personal mastery. That means that the facilitator should create a type of ability in him/herself which let him/her not only pay attention to the pattern of thinking but also being a witness of his/her own behaviors. The presence of the facilitator should serve deepening the skills.

The workshop’s atmosphere, type and method of work, and learning facilities depending to different organizations, groups, and individual personality of the participants are diverse.