Conversations and discussions related to topics about diversity, equity, inclusion and justice sometimes produce a lot of negative emotions for both instructors and students. What do I do if x happens or someone says y? In this workshop we will discuss principles and strategies to help facilitators prepare for these often challenging but relevant dialogues. We will discuss principles and strategies related to: preparation for the dialogues, responding to challenging questions and comments in the moment, and following up after challenging discussions. By the end of the session participants will be able to develop a plan using the principles and strategies discussed.
Note: There will be two sessions of this workshop to accommodate scheduling conflicts. Please register for only one.