Dialogue Across Difference
Kelly Long,Kathy Sisneros,Roze Hentschell
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Every day on the CSU campus we are involved in opportunities to refine our skills in dialogue across difference. In classrooms, offices, and public environments, we hear faculty, staff, and students asking for guidance in ways to structure meaningful dialogue. Toward that end, this session is designed to help faculty and staff facilitate conversations to better navigate social group identities, conflicts, communities, and topics of social justice. Based on the work of the Intergroup Dialogue Program from the University of Michigan, this session will share practical approaches and materials to help staff and faculty foster constructive dialogue, engage identities, and create inclusive environments.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to: 1) Explain differences between debate, discussion, and dialogue and make conscious decisions about when to employ which form of interaction; 2)
Increase knowledge of pedagogical tools; 3) Acquire strategies for inclusive practices; 4) Gain awareness of identities, privilege, power, and bias; and 5) Develop strategies to incorporate intergroup dialogue in classrooms or other environments.