About PDC

Who We Are

The Public Dialogue Consortium (PDC) is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering high quality communication in the public sphere. We are a group of consultants, educators, and practitioners who work to facilitate communication that results in collaborative problem solving, appreciation for different perspectives, and identification of common ground for action.

PDC’s approach to dialogue and public conversations distinctly focuses on communication patterns and the results that these patterns produce. Working collaboratively with our clients, we design and guide engagement processes that foster trust and respect, build productive relationships, and focus on desirable outcomes for all members of the community.

As a consortium, PDC has offices in San Jose, San Francisco, and Sonoma County.

Our Vision

PDC’s Guiding Principles


Board of Directors