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Programs and Events

Introduction to Dialogue

A PATH workshop

Open to all undergraduate students (Registration)

This event will be offered multiple times however students may only participate once for PATH credit. Additional opportunities will be available on the following date(s)

  • October 18, 2:45-3:45 PM
  • November 15, 2:00-3:00 PM
  • January 20, 3:30-4:30 PM
  • January 31, 2:00-3:00 PM

What does it mean to take part in a dialogue? During this interactive session, you will identify the differences between dialogue and other forms of communication and explore the different ways you might use dialogue during your time on UD's campus and beyond. Come to learn, practice some skills and hear about future opportunities to practice dialogue in the Dialogue Zone!

PLEASE NOTE: Each session for this opportunity will be limited to 18 participants and only those who have registered will be guaranteed access. RSVP will open 48 hours prior to the event. In circumstances where RSVP meets capacity, interested individuals may join the event Wait List to be notified in the event that a seat becomes available.

Register through the AVIATE portal on 1850

The Legacy of Redlining in the City of Dayton

A conversation hosted by the Dialogue Zone

Open to all UD students, faculty, and staff

Wednesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 21.

2:00-3:30 PM in the Dialogue Zone Meeting Space (RL 107)

The 1930s saw the introduction of maps that used red lines to mark neighborhoods that posed risks for federal funding of home ownership programs. Race was a key factor that determined the creation of these zones. While some neighborhoods prospered thanks to government sponsored funding, others were denied financial opportunities leading to unemployment and a shrinking tax base, which ultimately resulted in insufficient public services and poverty. During the month of October, visit the Undesign The Red Line exhibit at the Roesch Library at the University of Dayton, and then join us for a facilitated dialogue to explore and share our lived experiences around this topic. 

To register for this event, click on the following link.

After Action Reviews:  A Dialogic Approach to Team Learning

A workshop hosted by the Dialogue Zone

Open to all UD students, faculty, and staff

October 27, 2021

9:00-10:30 AM in the Dialogue Zone Meeting Space (RL 107)

In this workshop, we will explore how to conduct After Action Reviews in organizational settings.  Developed initially by the United States Military, After Action Reviews have been adopted by many organizations in a variety of industries, including emergency response, medicine, air transportation, and information technology as a means of organizational learning.  After Action Reviews allow team members to reflect on their performance in light of preexisting goals while their experience from the field of action is still fresh.  Through dialogue, they analyze the causes of particular developments during their effort and identify steps that they can take in the future to capitalize on what they have learned.  

Through this workshop, students can increase their ability to work with classmates in projects, as well as fellow employees as they continue in their careers.  Faculty and staff can bring back to their departments and offices a valuable tool for improving collective performance.

To register for this workshop, click on the following link

Boo! Perspectives on the Paranormal

A special Halloween program

Open to all UD students

Thursday October 28, 2021

7:00-8:30 PM in the Dialogue Zone Meeting Space (RL 107)


As Halloween approaches, join us for a night of storytelling and conversation. Share a spooky story, and listen to those that others bring.  As we enjoy these tales, we can talk about our various beliefs and views on ghosts and the paranormal.  All beliefs and points of view are welcome!  Please note that topics of death, dying, and the afterlife may be discussed in this program.


To register for this event, click on the following link.

Listening for Inclusion: Dialogue Facilitation Skills in Your Everyday Conversations

An Inclusive Excellence Academy workshop facilitated by the Dialogue Zone 

Open to all UD faculty and staff

November 4, 2021

9:00-10:30 AM in KU 207 or 1:00-2:30 PM for virtual session


In exchanges with students, employees, supervisors, alumni and guests, we face situations that require dialogue skills. Some of those conversations involve hearing perspectives different from ours. On some occasions, we need to dive into conversations about difficult, sensitive topics. Fortunately, there is a philosophy of dialogue and research on best practices to make the best out of a conversation in these situations. Join us for an introductory session on how to use dialogue principles to foster understanding and discover facilitation skills that you can apply to your everyday conversations. 

Register through the HR CE Portal.

Dialogue for Leaders

A PATH Workshop

Open to all undergraduate students (Registration)

This event will be offered multiple times however students may only participate once for PATH credit. Additional opportunities will be available on the following date(s):

  • October 21, 12:30-1:30 PM
  • November 23, 3:30-4:30 PM
  • December 9, 12:30-1:30 PM
  • January 31, 3:30-4:30 PM
  • February 9, 3:00-4:00 PM

During this session, you will refresh your knowledge of what dialogue is (attend Intro to Dialogue session for a full overview) and practice creating dialogic norms to use with your student organization, roommates/housemates, and/or in group project teams. Come ready to engage in discussion with other leaders and walk away with skills to engage in dialogue in your everyday life!

PLEASE NOTE: Each session for this opportunity will be limited to 18 participants and only those who have registered will be guaranteed access. RSVP will open 48 hours prior to the event. In circumstances where RSVP meets capacity, interested individuals may join the event Wait List to be notified in the event that a seat becomes available.

Challenging Conversations for Organizational Leaders

A workshop hosted by the Dialogue Zone

Open to all UD students, faculty, and staff

November 10, 2021

9:00-10:30 AM in the Dialogue Zone Meeting Space (RL 107)


In this workshop, we will explore how to engage fellow organizational members in challenging conversations.  In some cases, the progress of an organization hinges on whether people can explore in a more collaborative way issues that otherwise threaten to divide them.  Often people lack experience in engaging in such conversations except through combative means, so they assume that argumentation and debate are the only ways for them to talk about these issues.  Using certain techniques associated with dialogue, organizational leaders can assist their fellow members to approach these conversations in a more cooperative manner, one that allows them to examine the issues on which their views might clash, but without falling into the trap of seeing each other as “adversaries.”  

Through this workshop, students, faculty, and staff will develop a capacity that they can bring back to their organizations and teams for addressing challenging topics that stand in the path of progress.  Team leaders and supervisors are especially encouraged to attend.

To register for this workshop, click on the following link.

CONTACT

Dialogue Zone

Roesch Library
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1360
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