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Hugh Downs School doctoral students facilitated a structured dialogue workshop with 30 ASU graduate students, undergraduate students, and alumni. Participants examined "challenges in building an inclusive and supportive climate for intercultural dialogue at ASU," and they proposed "ways to foster a learning community at ASU that values and practices intercultural dialogue."
The creative ideas generated during the workshop offered possibilities for meaningful steps to be taken for improving the climate for dialogue at ASU, both at the local unit level and university-wide. The results from the workshop will be presented to various administrative and academic units at ASU.
The facilitation team consisted of members of the COM 691 seminar under the guidance of Professor Broome. The team has been reading and discussing articles about facilitation and dialogue since the beginning of the semester, and they experienced their own day-long facilitated session in September. They now have designed, organized, and facilitated a workshop of their own, with their instructor serving as advisor. The members of the facilitation team were: Qingqing Hu, Anna Marie Campbell, Peng Pan, Yashu Chen, Tara Suwinyattichaiporn, Chiao Chen, Luke Brenneman, Rosalie Fisher, Melissa Framer, Bhoomika Bhagchandani, Versha Anderson, Gladys Muasya, Donna Suo.
Members of this group will also facilitate a workshop at WSCA in Spokane in February. The Intercultural Dialogue Workshop was sponsored by the Hugh Downs School's Transformation Project.