RSVP for ‘Listen. Talk. Learn.’ Diversity Awareness Partnership Facilitation Session April 22

| April 16, 2015
The "Listen.Talk.Learn: Dialogue Across Difference" facilitation session comes to Webster University's home campus on Wednesday, April 22. RSVP for this event, as seating is limited.

The “Listen.Talk.Learn: Dialogue Across Difference” facilitation session comes to Webster University’s home campus on Wednesday, April 22. RSVP by April 20, as seating is limited.

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement will host Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP) as they present the facilitation session “Listen. Talk. Learn: Dialogue Across Differences” on Wednesday, April 22, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the East Academic Building, room 131.

There are 35 seats open to Webster students, faculty or staff for this event. Those planning to attend should RSVP to Nicole Roach, associate vice president of Diversity Inclusion & Community Engagement, at nroach@webster.edu by Tuesday, April 21. Lunch will be provided for attendees.

The facilitator for this event will be Kenneth J. Pruitt, director of diversity training for DAP. Attendees will leave the training with the following information:

  • Differences between debate vs. dialogue
  • Facilitation tips and strategies
  • Strategy for answering difficult and polarizing questions about race, racism, and bias
About Diversity Awareness Partnership

As our community continues to address serious divides surfaced by recent race-related events, DAP is committed to strengthening our community by facilitating important and difficult discussions on race, unconscious bias, and awareness. Their hope is that our community rebuilds by actively listening and talking to one another and learning about perspectives we may not have heard before.

To that end, DAP offers workplaces an opportunity to learn more about what facilitation requires when engaging in difficult conversations.  This is completed by providing information on the difference between debate and dialogue, unconscious bias, and conducing interactive activities such as a photo gallery walk, water cooler talk, and a fishbowl conversation.

Facilitator Background

Kenneth J. Pruitt is responsible for DAP’s training and consultation for a variety of organizations on topics of diversity and inclusion.  Additionally, he oversees DAP’s education efforts via its interfaith work, as well as an assortment of panels, forums, and discussions. After receiving his master’s in education from St. John’s University, Kenneth became a classroom teacher for several years before taking this passion into nonprofit settings. Just previous to his work with DAP, he developed a model for contextualizing the group volunteer experience with education and advocacy on issues of poverty, diversity and religion.

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