Challenging Conversations


Duration: 6 sessions - 2 hours each

This short course is designed to provide instructors with the opportunity to learn how to facilitate challenging conversations in classes, and with individual students, and how to create a supportive space for doing both. Participants will see examples of and engage in challenging conversations to practice the skills learned through this course. Participants will also be invited to reflect on how they will apply the skills to their courses, classrooms, and student relationships.

Charter Connections

This course addresses these Educator Commitments from Our Learning Charter:

  • ET 2.3 Co-create with students a shared space for learning in which all participants feel respected, valued and empowered to contribute as they achieve their goals and share the gifts of their identities in relationship with one another
  • EL 1.2 Engage with students and peers in a respectful manner
  • EL 1.3 Explicitly recognize their own position and work to understand, acknowledge, and value perspectives and worldviews different from their own
  • EL 1.4 Encourage and foster open and healthy dialogue


Our next course will begin in Fall 2021.

  • Duration: 6 sessions
  • Dates: Sept 28; Oct. 12, 26; Nov. 9, 23; Dec 7.
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm

Participants must commit to coming to all six sessions for the full duration as group discussion and community are key parts of this offering. There is a maximum of 12 registrations available.

Please visit our events calendar to register.