A Sustained Dialogue Training for Community Advocates, Administrators, and Advanced Students
Presented by: Amy Lazarus Executive Director, Rhonda Fitzgerald Program Director, and Elizabeth Wuerz Program Director at SDCN
Presented at: 6th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
Date of Session: June 12 – 13, 2013
Session Description: This two-day workshop served as an introductory training in a dialogue-to-action process that students, faculty, and administrators are using around the world to solve problems in their community. Sustained Dialogue (SD) gives those most invested in improving campus climate the skills and space to generate community solutions to questions such as educational access, the political divide, incivility, and retention. This workshop provided a unique space where participants gained facilitation skills, learned to lead classroom and co-curricular activities, and brainstormed with other committed change agents to solve real problems in diversity and inclusion in fun and unique ways. Participants left with plans for improving their campus communities and knowledge of how to bring SD to their campus.