sure exactly how to say what you need to say?
is still available for the two-day Difficult Dialogues program that will be offered
February 28 and March 1 in the HUB Ohio Room.
Roderick, director of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative, associate director of
the Center for Advancing Faculty excellence at the University of Alaska
Anchorage, and vice chair of the Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center, will
present the program.
schedule for Difficult Dialogues is:
Event organizers stress that it is not necessary for
participants to be present for the full program; you can participate as your
schedules permit, either for one day only, or for partial day or days. Lunch
will be offered to participants who are attending the program over the lunch
hour, but pre-registration for lunch is required.
Roderick works with faculty across the United States and in South Africa to
increase their capacity to effectively conduct difficult dialogues in higher
education, and to apply indigenous ways of teaching and learning. She is also
an internationally recognized and award-winning singer/songwriter and recording
If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please register by
February 26 to by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
than 60 people—a mixture of faculty and staff—attended the December training at
Dillaman, director of New Student Orientation, was one of the participants in
in the Difficult Dialogue workshop allowed participants to learn proactive
approaches to address sensitive topics,” he said. “Having participation from
several areas of the campus community allowed for the development of new connections.
Attendees stated over and over again that the whole university community could
benefit from attending this workshop in the future. I agree with that sentiment
and hope others will find time in their schedules to attend, reflect, and use
the lessons here on campus.”
Muth, director of regional campuses, agreed about the effectiveness of the
attended thinking this would be a diversity awareness and sensitivity program
for environments like the classroom,” Muth said. “What I found, after attending
the two days, was that I now have a ‘toolbox’ of techniques and ideas to foster
healthy conversation not only in a classroom, but in many different types of
settings. In its simplest description, this program helps you learn
immediacy skills that foster powerful conversations involving diversity and