Learn to lead dialogues with Sustained Dialogue Student Moderator Skill Series

students talking in a group

The Sustained Dialogue Institute is offering a special workshop series for Case Western Reserve University undergraduates to build student dialogue moderator skills.

Is a group that you care about on campus polarized or divided? Are you interested in leading dialogue circles on topics related to equity, inclusion, belonging or identity? Learn professional skills for using the Sustained Dialogue model to bridge divides within student groups or across identities and backgrounds. After the training, moderators will be asked to propose a dialogue-to-action group to co-moderate for other students in the CWRU community during spring 2023.

The workshop series will meet virtually on Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m., from Jan. 27 to April 21. The workshop is a synchronous, live series where interaction, attendance, and engagement is expected, camera is optional and no homework or pre-reading is required.

Register for the workshop series.

Why join this workshop?

Join this workshop to learn about Sustained Dialogue, a dialogue process that helps diverse groups build relationships and move from talk to action on issues affecting their communities.

Sustained Dialogue can help diverse groups find shared interests and identify achievable group actions to address challenges. Through dialogue, participants collectively develop effective solutions more quickly than any would on their own.

During this workshop with the Sustained Dialogue Institute, workshop participants will learn:

  • skills for being in dialogue with others;
  • how to create conditions for dialogue; and
  • how to apply these skills to building relationships and addressing complex problems within their communities and on campus.

If you complete all sessions of the workshop series, you will be trained to co-facilitate a dialogue group for your campus using materials provided by the Sustained Dialogue Institute through this workshop.

Space in the workshop is limited to 40 participants, so preference will be given to participants who are committed to attending all 10 sessions of the series. Contact Rhonda Fitzgerald at Sustained Dialogue, rhonda@sustaineddialogue.org with questions.