Intergroup Dialogue: The Art and Practice of Having Difficult Conversations Across the Lines of Difference (APA2024.02)

Maurice Hall & Susan Sgorbati

This course is designed to teach basic facilitation skills that are integral to having constructive conversations about differing political and cultural perspectives, as well as difficult conversations about communicating from diverse identity standpoints.

Facilitation skills are also crucial for being an effective leader in or of a group, crucial for being an advocate for challenging social issues, and crucial for managing or mediating conflict. The class will explore the social theory behind dialogue processes, and will teach you the basic skills of effective facilitation for a wide variety of contexts and situations.

The focus on the class will be on discussion with a heavy emphasis on experiential learning.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 1
Th 6:00PM-9:00PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only

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