The Dialogue Triage

Making sense of social complexity

Are you faced with a complex social problem?
Are you considering dialogue or mediation as an option?

The question is not whether dialogue is needed, but rather which kind of dialogue will be appropriate.

This tool can provide you with more information about:

The type of problem
you are faced with

Competence required to design and facilitate the process

inherent in the problem

the problem provides

for facilitators and dialogue designers


Here you can access a list of questions about the problem. Your answers will indicate the position on the Dialogue Triage and provide you with some guidelines as to the nature of the problem as well as the risks and the opportunities inherent in it.

Read more about the Triage

Read more about the origin of the Dialogue Triage and its logic. Here you will find more information about complexity and conflict and how they affect societal problems.



Read about examples of how the Dialogue Triage has been used.

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