BUILDING RELATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE RESULTS
Global Dialogue Inc. (GDI), established in 2009, is a leading-edge network that works with local and global clients to design collaborative processes, whether to resolve conflict, build capacity, or catalyze development. Their services are invaluable in bringing competing or even conflicting parties together, to creatively respond to their differences and generate new opportunities and projects.
Adapting process to context, GDI keeps parties focused on their vision, and structures positively-centered activities to move forward: ensuring cultural appropriateness, adapting to needs through analysis, strategic planning capacity building to generate results, and bridging differences through mediation.
Global Dialogue's success is built on our commitment, creative and effective services, diverse areas of expertise, multidisciplinary team of professionals, and innovative approach theory and practice.
At GDI, we work from the premise that clients possess the knowledge that is essential to understanding and resolving their issues. Through our expertise, our clients access knowledge and develop skills that enable them to be self-managing and self-sufficient.
We advocate solutions that deliver long-term results by building shared understanding of issues, needs, and goals, and by improving the capacity of stakeholders to communicate and resolve issues. For projects or disputes with community impact, we encourage solutions that strengthen social and environmental responsibility.
We help clients optimize ‘win-win’ results by assessing their goals, the expectations and needs of stakeholders directly involved or affected, the feasibility of different approaches, and then tailoring practices, processes and training to respond appropriately.
We deliver excellence by balancing innovation and established practices, while integrating insights from a variety of disciplines ranging from conflict management to law, cross-cultural studies, organizational development, and public administration.
DIALOGUE & ISSUE RESOLUTION
Research & Evaluation
Cross-Cultural Mediation & Negotiation
Stakeholder Engagement & Consensus Building
Neutral Investigation & Issue Analysis
Town Hall Meetings & Community Consultations
SOCIAL INNOVATION & BUSINESS
Conflict Management Systems Design
Cross-Cultural Mediation & Negotiation
Training & Public Speaking
Founder & Director Mediator
Andrea has acted as a professional in conflict prevention and resolution since 1990. She has experience in a wide variety of situations ranging from mediating neighborhood disputes to designing conflict management systems in international organizations. She has a special interest in bridging cultural differences, and lectures on cross-cultural mediation at several universities. She has led training for women on negotiation and conflict resolution at Samson Belair Deloitte Touche, advised on conflict prevention and resolution for agencies such as the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (NAFTA).
Mediator & Senior Manager in CSR
Project Manager &
Mediator & Facilitator
Sylvie is an accredited mediator by the Institute of Mediation and Arbitrage of Québec and by the Centre of Mediation and Arbitrage of Paris. She has had extensive training in Non Violent Communication as well as in group meeting facilitation. She works part time as a Senior Manager in the Corporate responsibility and sustainability services for Samson Bélair / Deloitte & Touche where she provides consulting and audit services as well as training on environmental and sustainability aspects for companies and communities.
Eugenia Esté is a creative mind and an entrepreneur. She holds a master's degree in Social Communication and studies in Social Science. She is also an expert in public communication of science and technology. As a project manager, she has experience in social innovation and corporate social responsibility. In Montreal, she studied graphic design. Eugenia is a techno enthusiast. She has a keen interest in design thinking and innovating.
Jean has served as mediator, investigator, and facilitator in several fields: in union-management relations, organizational and relational conflicts, psychological harassment cases, dismissal of upper management personnel, insurance claims, contractual and commercial conflicts, and grievance mediation. He has held political offices in both public and private administration; most notably as mayor of a municipality; also as Chair of Administrative Boards, such as one for regional economic development.
Her story is our story. Inspired by the female pioneers who built Montreal, Toponymie aims to develop products and services for the promotion of urban culture and tourism, as well as the entrepreneurship of women and immigrants.
Cross-cultural & First Nations
Globalization has brought with it the challenge of communicating not only across language barriers, but also across different world views.
The renewable energy industry is in the midst of unprecedented business opportunity and technological potential. With this growth comes heightened responsibility for cooperation and partnering amongst industry payers, governmental entities, and other stakeholders.
Workplace organization & Business Alliances
GDI helps your organization to meet its goals and responsibilities (economic, environmental, social) by working with leaders and teams to improve the way they do business.