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Learn about practical tools that you can use to engage students in a civil discussion about controversial topics. During this interactive webcast we will discuss your role in facilitating meaningful conversations and have the opportunity to practice two communication frameworks, including:
- Open The Front Door (OTFD) to communication
- The A.C.T.I.O.N framework
Understanding the instructor’s ROLE in meaningful conversations
In this short introduction, we’ll tell you how to build trust and set students up for success by unpacking personal identities, biases, and privileges, as well as recognizing resistance and knowing what to do with it.
Practicing the O.T.F.D. and A.C.T.I.O.N. Frameworks
Have you ever had a negative comment derail a classroom discussion or had an incident of hate speech spiral out of control? In the bulk of the webcast, you will see and get the chance to practice in writing the use of O.T.F.D. and A.C.T.I.O.N. communication frameworks to gain the confidence and tools needed to help address the tension between free speech and civility during difficult dialogues.
Who should attend?
Anyone concerned with free speech presenting problems in classroom environments, or anyone who would like resources on how to be more intentional about preparing for and addressing sensitive topics, should attend this training. This includes faculty, faculty developers, student services staff, administrators, etc.
Note: This training is primarily designed for face-to-face education rather than the online classroom.
Dr. Tasha Souza
Associate Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning, Professor of Communication Boise State University