What is Dialogue? Dialogue is a special conversation among people with different points of view on issues of mutual concern. Unlike participants in other forms of conversation, people engaged in dialogue do not try to accomplish a specific task or persuade others to accept their position. Participants in dialogue assume that many people have pieces of the answer and that together they can craft a solution. In dialogue, people explore common ground, listen attentively for understanding, suspend judgments and examine their own assumptions. The objective is thinking together to discover new options.