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Navigating DIfficult Dialogues: Phrasing Is Key

As a culture, we easily fall into “power based” patterns in our discussions.  Don’t believe me? Try filling in the blanks in this simple test: 618 more words

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Elephants in the Room, Monsters Under the Bed: Difficult Dialogues Conference at UPEI This Weekend

By Jennifer Brenton

UPEI’s Diversity and Social Justice program is putting on its second Difficult Dialogues conference on March 6th and 7th in the Dawson Lounge in Main Building. 322 more words

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Sequencing Public Engagement -Do We Have Time?

One objection often made to using a sequenced series of engagement steps is that it “takes time.” Although it does take some additional planning time and energy, separating and sequencing different types of dialogue can save considerable time and energy over the long run. 431 more words

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Teaching the Navigation of Difficult Dialogues: Sequence - 3

Our final class forum was more deliberative. Participants were given a student-created discussion guide, modeled after the National Issues Forum topic guides. This guide featured three “options” and asked the participants to consider the pros and cons, and tensions among each.  772 more words

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