During times of uncertainty, such as the volatility experienced amid the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure communication is among your top priorities will go a long way in keeping your organization and its endowment or foundation working in the same direction. Having a strong communication plan offers several benefits in times of turmoil, from keeping everyone focused on what is important, to improving relations with stakeholders. When you can deliver critical messages clearly and confidently, you can ensure everyone understands what is being asked of them and avoid added chaos and confusion.
Rhonda Fitzgerald of Sustained Dialogue Institute joins us to talk about the five principles applied by Sustained Dialogue to facilitate healthy conversations around difficult topics such as race, gender, and religion. Hear how these techniques led to diplomacy breakthroughs like the Camp David Accords or the Dartmouth Conferences, the longest running continuous bilateral agreement between the former Soviet Union and the U.S.A. We also dive into how the process may vary across industries, the evolution in an increasingly virtual environment, and an example of an off-the-shelf event used at a hedge fund.