2016 Fall Convocation - Inspiring Dialogue and Community

Dialogue Is...

Dialogue is a process of genuine interaction through which human beings listen to each other deeply enough to be changed by what they learn.  Each makes a serious effort to take others’ concerns into her or his own picture, even when disagreement persists.  No participant gives up her or his own identity, but each recognizes enough of the other’s valid human claims that he or she will act differently toward the other.  

Harold Saunders, A Public Peace Process

The Convocation theme of “Inspiring Dialogue and Community” represents a new focus on encouraging the use of dialogue within the context of the campus community to foster greater empathy and sharing of perspectives.

The year-long initiative to offer students, faculty and staff more opportunities for dialogue and deliberation in addition to skill development and facilitated discussions will feature a number of workshops and forums where individuals can discuss issues, hear differing viewpoints and explore how to improve communication.

The goal of learning to engage in dialogue is to promote understanding between what may often seem to be conflicting or opposing viewpoints. The propensity to assume diametrically opposed positions too often leads to anger, frustration and a lack of progress.

Dialogue places an emphasis on really listening to another’s viewpoint. It emphasizes understanding and consideration of different perspectives. Dialogue is ultimately a skill or a practice that anyone can use to promote understanding, seek peace and reconciliation or gain greater insights into alternative views.

Additional Convocation resources located on the Office of the Interim Chancellor web site.

2016 Fall Convocation

2016 Fall Convocation

2016 Fall Convocation, Inspiring Dialogue and Community.

UC Davis
(1 hour 1 minute)

Upcoming Events

Sustained Dialogue Moderator Training 2017
October 20-21, 2017
Early Applications are being accepted now.  Apply here.

Sustained Dialogue Moderator Training announcement


Recent Events

Pops & Talks

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Presented by Sustained Dialogue @ UC Davis, a registered student organization.

A bucket of questions, an Otter Pop and a stranger-turned-friend.

Drop by for lively conversation with a diverse group of people about feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a complex and changing world.  In the spirit of respect, curiosity and warm welcome, help people shift from small talk to BIG talk.   


Community Chats: A Dialogue about Your Identity

Monday, June 5, 2017

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Garrison Room, MU, 2nd Floor
Presented by Sustained Dialogue @ UC Davis; Ethnic & Cultural Affairs Commision, ASUCD; and Campus Dialogue & Deliberation.  


Dialogue on Reducing Stigmas Surrounding Mental Health in our Community

Monday, May 22, 2017
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Fielder Room, MU (2nd floor)

Through a moderated dialogue, participants will explore ways in
which negative stigmas related to mental health impact our
campus community, and how we can work together to break
down those stigmas.
This program is open to all students, staff, and faculty.  Space is limited.

Hosted by Sustained Dialogue @ UCD, Campus Dialogue & Deliberation, and Student Health and Counseling Services


Hate Speech, Free Speech, More Speech or Less Speech: The Quad as Free Expression Zone or Safe Space?
Monday, May 1, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
SCC Multipurpose Room
https://www.ucdavis.edu/dialogue/

'SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS 2017' Diversity Celebration
TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
ARC Pavilion
FREE LISTENING DAY
TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
Campus Dialogue & Deliberation and Sustained Dialogue@UCD take part in Urban Confessional's National Free Listening Day on the Quad near the MU.
Navigating Microaggressions

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
12:00 n - 1:00 pm
Cancer Center Auditorium, UCDHS, Sacramento
Hosted by Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCDHS

http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/diversity-inclusion/dialogue/index.html


'An American Mosque' Film Screening & Dialogue

Thursday, March 2, 2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

International Center, Multipurpose Room
(Corner of California Ave. and Russell Blvd.)

PRESENTED BY

Muslim Student Association ▪ Sustained Dialogue @ UCD ▪ Campus Dialogue & Deliberation ▪ Cross Cultural Center ▪ Office of Campus Community Relations

Join us to watch the film, An American Mosque, followed by a moderated dialogue exploring themes of religious freedom and community.  Sparked by the destruction of a mosque in 1994, the rural town of Yuba City rallied together to overcome hate.


Dream Together 2017 - A UC Davis Leadership Initiative

Friday, March 10, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Student Community Center, Meeting Room D
Center for Leadership Learning

https://www.facebook.com/events/1973336519561218/


Roundtable: "Science in a Post-Truth Era"

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

https://www.ucdavis.edu/dialogue/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D122511254%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D


Campus Community Dialogues

Thursday, February 23, 2017
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Garrison Room, MU

Open to students, staff and faculty
Contact: tanichol@ucdavis.edu

Friday, February 24, 2017
2:00 – 3:30 pm
DeCarli Room, MU

Open to graduate students only
Contact: mjmoreno@ucdavis.edu

Presented by Campus Dialogue & Deliberation and Graduate Studies, these community dialogues will provide an opportunity to consider some topics of concern for our campus community and use the tools of dialogue to engage with one another.  Dialogues will be led by doctoral student Ralph Washington, Jr. 

Seating is limited.  Additional sessions may be added later if demand warrants.


Undergraduate Leadership Conference: Level Up

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10 AM - 5 PM
ARC Ballroom

Hosted by Center for Leadership Learning (CLL)

http://cll.ucdavis.edu/events/Conferences/2017%20Conference.html

Dialogue Workshop: Sharing Experiences and Bridging Divides

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Workshop Session 2, CLL Conference: Level Up
1:30 pm - 2:45
Meeting Room 3
ARC Conference Center

http://cll.ucdavis.edu/events/Conferences/2017%20Conference.html


Student Town Hall With Interim Chancellor Hexter

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
6:30 - 7:30 PM
176 Everson


Black History Month Observation

Thursday, February 16, 2017
12:00 n - 1:00 pm
Cancer Center Auditorium, UCDHS, Sacramento
Hosted by Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCDHS

http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/diversity-inclusion/dialogue/index.html


Student Town Hall With Interim Chancellor Hexter

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room


Winter 2017 Workshop Series for Graduate Students
Thoughtful Pedagogy for Diverse Learning Environments:
An Introduction to Contemplative Pedagogy

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
4:10-6:00 pm
MU II

Hosted by Center for Educational Effectiveness, Workshops for Graduate Students
http://cee.ucdavis.edu/teaching-support/workshops-gs.html


A Conversation About the Executive Order on Immigration

Thursday, February 2, 2017
4:00 - 5:00 PM
International Center Lobby

Global Affairs Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor Joanna Regulska will moderate and Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter will participate in this public forum on President Trump’s executive order on immigration. Representatives from Global Affairs, Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Studies and the School of Law will be present to answer questions and hear concerns. Refreshments will be provided.

Presented by Global Affairs

https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/thursday-conversation-executive-order


The Art of Listening

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
6:00 - 7:30 pm
1360 The Grove

Hosted by Center for Leadership Learning
http://cll.ucdavis.edu/workshops/calendar.html


Facing Our Fears to Combat 'isms'

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
5:30 - 7:00 pm
1360 The Grove

Hosted by Center for Leadership Learning
http://cll.ucdavis.edu/workshops/calendar.html



Documenting the Immigrant

US Immigration Policy Past, Present, and Future
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

iss.ucdavis.edu/DTI

This one-day conference, hosted by ISS, will bring scholars from multiple disciplines together with policy activists, journalists, and individuals connected to the legislative environment to explore U.S. immigration policy since 9/11 and address the implications for immigration policy of the Trump presidency.


Imagining American Story Circles

Friday, January 27, 2017
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Memorial Union II

Imagining America is calling students, faculty, staff and community members to share their take on the state of our union. Everyone is invited to share challenges, hopes and visions for our collective future by participating in a story circle workshop. Imagining American is a consortium of 100 colleges, universities, and cultural organizations working to strengthen the public roles of arts, humanities, and design fields. It will be located at UC Davis later this year. 

Hosted by Imagining America
http://dhi.ucdavis.edu/featured-stories/join-the-peoples-state-of-the-union-with-imagining-america-on-friday-jan-27


A Conversation: The Experience of Black Men in America

Thursday, January 25, 2017
12:00 n - 1:00 pm
Cancer Center Auditorium, UCDHS, Sacramento
Hosted by Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCDHS

http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/diversity-inclusion/dialogue/index.html


Winter 2017 Workshop Series for Graduate Students
Thoughtful Pedagogy for Diverse Learning Environments

Inclusiveness and Supportive Networks for Student Success
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Hosted by Center for Educational Effectiveness, Workshops for Graduate Students
http://cee.ucdavis.edu/teaching-support/workshops-gs.html


Managing Microaggressions and Promoting Community in the Classroom
Friday, January 20, 2017

Hosted by Center for Educational Effectiveness, Workshops for Faculty

http://cee.ucdavis.edu/teaching-support/workshops-faculty.html


Difficult Classroom Conversations: Navigating Controversy While Building Positive Learning Environments
Friday, January 13, 2017

Hosted by Center for Educational Effectiveness, Workshops for Faculty

http://cee.ucdavis.edu/teaching-support/workshops-faculty.html

RESOURCES: Download slides and handouts here


Holiday Traditions Celebration and Appreciation

Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue Series
Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
UC Davis Health System
Education Building 1204

December 15, 2016
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/diversity-inclusion/dialogue/index.html


Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Walter Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Hall

Screening of documentary, Being Mortal, followed by discussion with medical professionals, caregivers, and community members. RSVP required. Additional information available here.

Presented by Yolo Hospice with support from the UC Davis Retiree Center and UC Davis WorkLife and Wellness


'Facing Fear' Film Screening and Moderated Dialogue

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Memorial Union, MU II

Watch the Academy Award nominated film, Facing Fear, followed by a moderated dialogue exploring themes of apology and forgiveness. Hosted by Campus Dialogue & Deliberation and Sustained Dialogue @ UCD, a registered student organization.


SUSTAINED DIALOGUE MODERATOR TRAINING

OCTOBER 28-29, 2016

For more details click here


IS THIS DEBATE OR DIALOGUE? UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE
OF COMMUNICATION IN COMMUNITY BUILDING

Center for Leadership Learning Workshop

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
1360 The Grove


CHOICES IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT

OCTOBER 19, 2016
and
OCTOBER 25, 2016

Student Community Center, Meeting Room D


Campus Community Building Through Dialogue
2016 National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation Conference
Friday, October 14, 2016
Boston, MA
http://ncdd.org


Additional Resources

Dialogue and Discernment Series 

https://www.ucdavis.edu/dialogue

'No Jousting, Just Dialogue and Discernment' 

Remarks by Interim Chancellor Hexter, February 22, 2017

Inspiring Dialogue and Community Videos

The Power of Listening – 2 minutes

Using Conflict for Growth – 2 minutes 

Doing the Work to Inspire Dialogue and Community – 2 minutes

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