Zeidler Center Online Education - Webinars

In an effort to expand the Zeidler Center's education to an even wider community, a variety of webinars will soon be offered online.

 

Each webinar will provide opportunities for professional and skill development and will be offered for anyone interested in fostering civil dialogue and inviting trust in the midst of differences. Please read the webinar descriptions below for more information and stay tuned for official availability!

If you have suggestions of Webinar topics you would like to see offered in the future please email our office with your ideas: office@zeidlercenter.org

Coming Soon

Civil Dialogue in the Classroom: Skills & Tools for Educators

In this webinar Zeidler Center's Executive Director, Dr. Katherine Wilson explores some of the skills, tools and theory behind designing, facilitating and assessing productive civil dialogues in a classroom setting.

*This webinar is most applicable to secondary and post-secondary educators

This webinar covers:

  • Best practices in designing and facilitating classroom dialogues

  • Communication agreements

  • Meaningful Curriculum integration

  • Assessing civic dialogues

  • Common challenges

 

 Bonus Resources:

  • Designing a Civic Dialogue worksheet

  • Sample communication agreements and dialogue questions

  • Reflection questions

  • Assessment rubric

Bridging Divides: Tools for Civil Dialogue on Challenging Issues

Bridging Divides: Tools for Civil Dialogue on Challenging Issues

In this webinar Zeidler Center's Executive Director, Dr. Katherine Wilson explores some of most valuable and practical strategies for productive dialogue in polarizing conversations such as politics and race.

From conversations with family and friends to conversations with colleagues, classmates and neighbors. Learn how to be prepared to be productive rather than polarizing.

This webinar covers:

  •  The 5 Practices for Productive Civil Dialogue

  • Common challenges, and how to avoid them

 

Bonus Resources:

  • 5 Practices for Productive Civil Dialogue Handout

  • Reflection questions

Mindfulness in the Midst of Conflict: Trauma-informed Practices for Productive Dialogue

Mindfulness in the Midst of Conflict: Trauma-informed Practices for Productive Dialogue

In this webinar Zeidler Center's Executive Director, Dr. Katherine Wilson explores the role of Trauma in Civil Dialogue. From it's impact on the brain and the challenges it creates in conversation, to the beauty and opportunity it presents for bridging divides.

This webinar looks at applicable strategies to use and mistakes to avoid when considering a trauma-informed perspective of facilitated dialogue.

This webinar covers:

  • The impact of Trauma on dialogue

  • 3 Tools for processing trauma in dialogue

  • Symptoms of trauma in dialogue

  • Strategies to positively integrate trauma symptoms

  • What to avoid

  • Considering trauma in dialogue design

 

Bonus Resources:

  • Symptoms of Trauma in Dialogue Handout

  • 3 Practices for Processing Trauma in Dialogue (Box Breathing, etc)

  • Reflection questions

When Conversations Go Bad: Redirections & Interventions for Dialogue Facilitators

In this webinar Zeidler Center's Executive Director, Dr. Katherine Wilson explores the essential facilitation skill of redirection. Dr. Wilson will share the best tools and strategies learned and developed through years of facilitating challenging dialogues.

This webinar covers:

  • Redirection approaches and strategies

  • Meaningful intervention

  • Pausing the conversation while keeping a group flow

  • Values, personal experiences and beliefs

 

Bonus Resources:

  • Redirection tools handout

  • Example agreements

  • Reflection questions

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