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Critical Conversation: Historical Perspective on “Unprecedented” Times
November 19, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
2020 has offered no shortage of opportunities for important dialogue about our nation’s future. While dialogue may be more difficult this year as we all reconsider what it means to be together and safe, it has never been more important. At Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact, we believe higher education has a key role to play in both leading the conversations and preparing students for the skills needed for them. Our Critical Conversations reflective dialogue series will support these critical efforts.
Through the fall and into 2021, we will offer monthly Critical Conversations dialogue opportunities for students, staff, faculty, and community members interested in building their skills as dialogue participants and facilitators. The monthly sessions will offer an opportunity for reflective practice and engagement on a topical prompt and with featured dialogue tools. The sessions will engage participants in sample dialogues and time to reflect on how the featured prompts and models might translate to their home campuses, organizations, and/or communities.
Thursday, November 19, 11:30 – 1 pm – Facilitator Training, register here
Topic: Historical Perspective on “Unprecedented” Times
Featured Dialogue Tools: Hatful of quotes, Case Studies
Thursday, December 17, 11:30 – 1 pm – Facilitator Training, register here Topic: Civic Agency in a Pandemic
Featured Dialogue Tools: Public Narrative, The Circle Way
Friday, January 22, 11:30 – 1 pm – Facilitator Training, register here Topic: Reimagining Higher Education for the Public Good with Equity at the Center
Featured Dialogue Tools: Appreciative Inquiry, Open Technology