"The means is dialogue, the end is learning, the purpose is peace." ~ Founder Dr. Jane Vella
Peggy da Silva guides businesses and organizations to greater effectiveness, using the best strategies from adult education, management and community empowerment. Peggy’s approach draws on 30 years of experience within the private, public and non-profit sectors. She creates the nuts-and-bolts steps that lead to smooth-running workplaces, impactful public projects and ultimately -- healthier communities.
Peggy’s background is in Community Health Education. Her earliest work was with migrant farmworkers and public health departments. Over time, she began working more in professional development, focusing on training for front-line workers: those whose training is usually quick and off-the-cuff. She encountered dialogue education in the 1990’s and brought it to the California WIC program. For the past seven years, her focus has been on the challenge of creating training systems that are infused with dialogue education concepts in Production and Distribution workplaces; environments, like WIC, not accustomed to the “learner as subject” philosophy.