Debate to Dialogue: Conversation Strategies to Build Connection Across Difference

From Debate to Dialogue: Conversation Strategies to Build Connection Across Difference

Advance preparation is key to managing difficult conversations in the workplace and the classroom. Dialogue is the fabric of learning. This six-hour workshop series focuses on the skills needed to ensure conversations about difficult topics can take place through dialogue, which is shaped by curiosity, perspective taking and a respectful openness to the diverse experiences of others.

We are offering two summer sessions to prepare for the next academic year:

June 10 and 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day (online)
From Debate to Dialogue: Conversation Strategies to Build Connection Across Difference (Original Interprofessional Version)

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This two-day workshop explores strategies to facilitate communication and understanding across differences in identity, perspective and experience. Participants will learn the differences between debate and dialogue, how to build dialogic skills to increase collaboration and understanding, learn de-escalation techniques for when conversations get heated, and have ample time to practice. This workshop brings together strategies from nonviolent communication, intergroup dialogue, transformative learning, and other frameworks to provide multiple pathways and tools for building dialogue in the workplace, the residence hall, the classroom or any space where you are having challenging conversations across differences.

August 6 and 7, 9 a.m. to noon each day (in-person; location TBD)
From Debate to Dialogue: Conversation Strategies to Build Connection Across Difference FOR THE CLASSROOM (NEW)

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This two-day workshop explores strategies to facilitate communication and understanding across differences in identity, perspective, and experience in the classroom. Participants will learn strategies to prepare themselves and their students to have respectful conversations across differences. This workshop will cover topics such as: how to create community agreements, how to address issues of psychological safety, policies that impact classroom interactions and discussions, and skills instructors need to facilitate dialogue and how to translate and share those skills with their students. This workshop brings together nonviolent communication, intergroup dialogue, and transformative learning with practical course-building strategies and understanding of university policy to provide instructors with the tools they need foster dialogue in the classroom.

Workshops are open to faculty, staff, student employees, instructors, lecturers, GTAs, and all graduate and professional students

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From Debate to Dialogue: Conversation Strategies to Build Connection Across Difference is a cross-institutional training series presented by the OAA Inclusive Excellence unit, The Drake Center for Teaching and Learning, and American University Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning. The training is also a qualifying event for the Inclusive Teaching Endorsement, offered through our campus partners at the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Have questions or need accommodations?

If you have questions or are in need of additional CART services or other accommodations, please contact Sophia Antoun at Antoun.5@osu.edu or 614-292-2646. Requests made two weeks in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this timeframe.