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Cultivating an Ecology of Dialogue in the Classroom and a Community of Belonging for Everyone

Intergroup Dialogue Seminar Series, Part 2

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Presenters: Heather ClaypoolProfessor of Social Psychology;  Tekeia HowardAssociate Director for Diversity Initiatives and On Demand Career Advising in the Center for Career Exploration & Success; Bennyce HamiltonRegional Director of Diversity & Multicultural Services and Deputy Title IX Coordinator; and Tarah TruebloodDirector of the Center for American and World Cultures

Regardless of class size and academic discipline, the cultivation of an ecology of dialogue in the classroom creates a context where divergent experiences and perspectives are normalized, and students from historically marginalized groups feel connected enough to the learning process to excel academically. In this workshop you will learn and practice strategies to (1) navigate the conflict that is already present in the classroom because of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences; (2) interrupt implicit bias; and (3) transform debate into dialogue. The strategies presented draw on 30+ years of intergroup dialogue research conducted by University of Michigan. This workshop is intended for any faculty or staff member interested in student success. Note: This workshop builds on the content of the first workshop in this series, Part 1: Intergroup Dialogue Basics. Registrants who are new to this series will receive a link to the series Canvas site to familiarize themselves with this information.

Friday, March 5 at 10:00am to 11:30am

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