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The Office of Academic Affairs is hosting two opportunities for training on how to have difficult conversations during the month of April open to all faculty and staff.  These half-day sessions are limited to 30 participants each, so please reserve your spot here.

The session will be Tuesday, April 7 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, April 8 from 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center Conference Room

Facilitating Difficult Conversations:  Calling One Into a Conversation, Not Calling One Out

Presenter:  Robbie Routenberg,  InciteChange!

RSVP for one (1) of the training sessions here.

Click here to add April 7 event to calendar.

Click here to add April 8 event to calendar.

Description:  We live in a time where call out culture has been used to address social and political issues. This has also been the experience of many colleges and universities across the country. This facilitator training will define dialogue, as distinct from discussion and debate.  Explore how we can navigate emotions in dialogue, including negative triggers, asking questions that open up dialogue while engaging multiple perspectives, and understanding the impact of dominant narratives in difficult dialogues. Participants will learn multi-partial facilitation techniques to balance power within a dialogue, identify and practice strategies for transforming participant resistance to learning in difficult dialogues.

InciteChange! partners with colleges, universities and organizations by engaging all constituents in reflection and skill development to deepen social justice conversations, practice and impact.

Submitted by: Emily McGorry, executive associate, Academic Affairs