Doing Difficult Dialogues

Description: Applying concepts of Intercultural Competency participants will use skills and insight from Awareness and Knowledge domains to engage in challenging dialogs around real-life current issues that are relevant to inclusive excellence, and are also specific to higher education. As headlines and current events explore campus climate issues, understanding how to navigate conversations in personal and professional settings can be crucial. Participants will have the opportunity to understand that having difficult conversations is not only possible, but can often be quite productive.


  • Build on experiences from Intercultural Competency I and II, concepts of Emotional Intelligence, and other relevant theories to develop greater effectiveness engaging in difficult dialogue.
  • Learn what styles and approaches might best fit various stakeholder or service groups.
  • Practice engaging in dialogues about current diversity and inclusion related topics.

Affirmative Action Office

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