About Us

The Communications Center, Inc. helps individuals and organizations improve communication and thinking skills. We believe that both dialogue and critical thinking are critical to personal and professional success, and also to the future of our communities and our country.  In addition to our consulting work, we have worked with many community groups and organizations on a volunteer or reduced fee basis to teach skills essential to our democracy. To learn more about our work, see www.buildingdialogue.com.

You Can Contact Us At

The Communications Center, Inc.
303 N Stadium, Suite 200
Columbia, MO 65203

Sarah Read (Resume), the president of The Communications Center, has more than 25 years experience in helping others work through complex issues.  She has designed and facilitated  collaborative processes to resolve complex regulatory issues, facilitated a range of community dialogues, helped to lead visioning and strategic planning efforts, and provided trainings on dialogue and civic engagement to several different groups and organizations.  Many of the projects she has worked on required the integration of both quantitative and qualitative data with stakeholder input.  Sarah’s clients have included governmental organizations, both large and small businesses, professional firms, non-profits, community groups, and educational institutions. Sarah served on the Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution, earned an AV® Preeminent™rating from Martindale Hubbell for her legal work, and has received numerous other professional awards and recognitions.  As an Adjunct Professor, she teaches Public Policy Dispute Resolution class at the University of Missouri School of Law.

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