Organized by the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs | Dudley H. Davis Center

Professional Development Series

Open to UVM Faculty, Staff and Administrators Only

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Fulwiler Room (302 Bailey/Howe)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Global Gateway: Understanding International Students’ Experience

Tuesday, April 4

UVM's Global Gateway is among the newest initiatives welcoming international students to UVM. Join colleagues to learn more about how the Global Gateway supports multilingual and international students as they adjust to UVM and American higher education. This brownbag discussion will help participants understand what kinds of pedagogical and interpersonal moves can help students transition to degree programs.

Facilitators: Michael Bade, Dr. Gayle Nunley and Marthe Russell

Register: Please register through the following link:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Room 303, Bailey/Howe Library

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Creating Conditions for Dialogue across Difference - Black Board Jungle Workshop

Diversity is one of the most striking and defining patterns of healthy living systems. From an ecological perspective, diversity is the raw material for systems to change, adapt, and evolve. Yet paradoxically, many group processes and social structures make it difficult to engage diverse perspectives, cultural practices, experiences, and ways of knowing. As a result, we often miss out on opportunities to tap into deeper learning, collaboration, and creativity.

This workshop will be an opportunity to collectively explore questions about the practice of facilitating dialogue across difference. More specifically:

How do we create the conditions to engage in challenging conversations about diversity?

What practices/capacities can improve our ability to facilitate dialogue across difference?

How can we use tension as a generative force in our learning environments?

This will be a participatory workshop. Please bring your own questions and stories to share!

Facilitator: Marie Vea-Fagnant, Assistant Dean, Student Services RSENR

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