The horrific death of George Floyd and the nationwide protests that his death catalyzed have laid bare the legacy of deep, systemic racial injustice that we struggle to confront in America. The Bridgeway Group stands with communities of color and all those fighting racism and seeking justice and pledges to contribute to the enduring change that must result from George Floyd’s unnecessary and unjust death – and the deaths of too many other Black Americans before him.
15 Years and Counting...
The Bridgeway Group is celebrating 15 years of supporting individuals and organizations in conflict-affected environments to develop more innovative ways to manage conflict. As we reflect on our history and our program work, we are excited to share our successes and tell you about our new direction. Thank you for your contribution to our mission!
Enabling Change. Building Peace.
The Bridgeway Group works in partnership with parties in conflict-affected regions to provide long-term capacity building for the effective, sustainable and non-violent management of social and community conflict.
[The most useful thing about this course was] that it was extremely interactive on a number of fronts [and that] there were lots of opportunities for actual practice.Strategic Negotiation Course ParticipantUNAIDS, Regional Office
My whole team and partners that I work with [would benefit from this workshop].Strategic Negotiation Workshop ParticipantUNAIDS, Geneva Headquarters
The most helpful characteristic of the facilitators teaching styles was their ability to adapt to the group - [their] requests, questions, challenges [and] interruptions!Difficult Conversations Workshop ParticipantUNAIDS, Geneva Headquarters
[The teaching styles of the facilitators were most helpful because] they led us into finding our own solutions.Strategic Negotiation Course ParticipantUNAIDS, Geneva Headquarters
The [Bridgeway] project appropriately responds to the real community need of greater police presence for improved security in the communes.Bujumbura Police CommissionerBujumbura, Burundi
Combining information, analysis and building skills were most helpful in the workshop.Strategic Negotiation Course ParticipantUNAIDS, Regional Office
The workshop was successful as a means of bringing project partners together and initiating information sharing and discussion on project-related issues, especially on security issues in the four underprivileged communes.The Ikibiri Coalition TeamPolice Armories Project, Burundi
[Through this workshop] I learned a number of things about myself and how I behave. I have confidence that I have the support to continue to build on these new skills.Strategic Negotiation Workshop ParticipantUNAIDS, Geneva Headquarters
Extremely refreshing! Allowed me to look at my difficulties with difficult conversations from a different perspective.Difficult Conversations Workshop ParticipantUNAIDS, Regional Office
Our programs are driven by our mission to improve conflict management capacity in individuals and organizations. Our work spans from working with local youth, building their negotiation capacity and civics skills, to training West African police on negotiation skills, to working with an international health organization to facilitate a multi-stakeholder dialogue process.
We partner with select organizations to improve achievement of our impact goals. Our affiliates are located within our community in Greater Boston Area and across the globe.
In complex conflict situations, no single party can achieve the desired end state: individuals and organizations need to work together. Acknowledging this reality, we strive to work with parties across political, economic, ethnic, religious, and other boundaries to build durable results.