Univ Oklahoma: NCORE-​Managing Difficult Conversations and Dynamics in the Classroom: ​An Interactive Workshop - Oct 20

Leigh Ann Wilson Discussion

Managing Difficult Conversations and Dynamics in the Classroom: An Interactive Workshop: 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

3:00 - 4:30 PM Central (US and Canada)

Abigail Leeder, MA

Director of Experiential Prevention Initiatives

University of Oregon

Join the award winning University of Oregon graduate student theater troupe "Rehearsals for Life" for a lively and interactive session about how we can facilitate conversations that emerge in our classrooms around issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality and disability. When we hear statements or witness situations that we don't know how to handle, we often walk away feeling bad that we didn't do better. Despite socially conscious aspirations, instructors often struggle in determining the best ways to confront difficult issues like oppression and privilege in the classroom. Through interactive scenarios we will explore what it means to live at a time when cross-cultural interactions are increasing and intervention expectations are changing. In this workshop participants will explore innovative and interactive ways to have difficult campus dialogues and practice interrupting oppression in their professional lives; gaining skills to construct welcoming spaces as course instructors and professionals in their fields. Together we will explore multiple ways to respond to difficult discussions, addressing the complex challenges that face faculty across disciplines. 


Registration: $25, located at: https://registration.occe.ou.edu/logon/log_p2_addedit.aspx?AppSessionID=fd8fdpfanffmfgpfg5ffk&sessionid=fd7fd5fa9ffmfg7fg7fg3&eventid=9912&mode=add 

Live captioning and sign language interpretation provided.

NOTE: This webinar will be held LIVE Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, from 3:00-4:30 CDT (Central Daylight Time).

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website: https://ncore.ou.edu/en/webinar-series/