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NCORE Webinar Series: Discovering Common Ground Across Differences: An Innovative Course on Facilitating Difficult Conversations

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus
Class of 1947 Conference Room [HBL, Plaza level]

Presenters: Sarah Beth Dempsey, Ed.D., Saint Mary’s College of California

Closed captioning provided.

This session describes, outlines, and models an innovative course designed to train undergraduate students to lead peer dialogues on "isms," and it may serve as an example for faculty, staff, and students to create similar student development programs for campus anti-bias work. Staff presenters will review the course syllabus and activities, discuss course development and institutional support, and share resources for building cross-departmental collaborations for students to use their facilitation skills in a variety of campus settings (e.g., residence halls, advising programs, other courses, etc.). Student presenters will demonstrate their learning and experiences moving from their roles as participants to facilitators, as well as their success and challenges in co-facilitating on campus.

Contact:

diversity@uconn.edu

Office for Diversity and Inclusion (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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