go-dialogue aims to manage and transform conflict. go-dialogue does this by providing high quality mediation, facilitation, and training for businesses, the public and not-for-profit sectors, and wider civil society.
go-dialogue believes passionately in the power of human relationships as a force for good. Through it’s conflict prevention work go-dialogue aims to support healthy relationships where collaboration can prosper.
As well as providing high quality mediation and facilitation (including Early Dispute Resolution), go-dialogue innovates and develops new ways to bring people together to grow, learn, and transform.
Nick Adlington is the Managing Director of go-dialogue.
After graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1993, Nick trained as a teacher and went to work for the Ministry of Education in Zimbabwe. During his time teaching in a secondary school he increased the English exam pass rate eightfold and was heavily involved in developing infrastructure.
Returning to the UK in 1997 Nick went to work for international development agency VSO. He negotiated 100s of international partnerships, and led on training and assessment. He drove forward the first marketing strategy for the regions and nations of the UK. As Country Director in VSO Nepal Nick revitalised the programme through a radical overhaul of strategy and staffing against the background of ongoing civil conflict. This included leading high level negotiations with both national/international partners, and vibrant community groups.
To further his career, in 2003 Nick left VSO and completed a full-time Masters before then joining Great Ormond Street Hospital. At GOSH he developed a ground-breaking role, the first of its kind, negotiating multi-agency relationships that enabled children suffering from long-term illnesses to effectively transition between hospital and home.
In 2015 Nick left the hospital to start his own business, go-dialogue. Nick is an accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator, and Workplace Mediator, and over the past two years has completed more than 130 mediations. Nick is registered with the Civil Mediation Council. He is also a highly passionate and innovative trainer in conflict related issues.
Nick’s dedication to better human relationships is reflected in his ongoing training as a gestalt psychotherapist. Some other random facts about Nick: he rode the 2013 Tour de France route; he’s an excellent horse rider; he has run a couple of marathons; he finds peace and growth in silent meditation retreats; he ran a five-a-side football team for many years; and he loves live music, walking and being in nature.