NED Events Calendar

The NED was established to provide educational development opportunities that are designed by Minnesota State faculty and staff for Minnesota State faculty and staff. These opportunities help build awareness, develop knowledge, skills, and abilities, and provide space for reflecting and revising.

Spring 2024 Flyer  |  NED Course Catalog  |  NED Resource Site  |  Navigating the NED

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Shifting the Conversation from Debate to Dialogue 1 (Webinar)

October 9, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM


Personal Learning as Part of Educational Development:
A NED Affiliated Series

Other events in the series:


This round table discussion will focus on and discuss the difference between debate and dialogue. Participants will practice using debate and dialogue when in conversation with one another. We will discuss each approach and how and why to encourage dialogue in the classroom.

This is an introductory session for those who have avoided conflict or disagreement in their classrooms/group meetings or who have had conversations go poorly. The session will provide example language to use with students and advice on how to set guidelines that allow for respectful communication across viewpoints. The session will also identify techniques that can be used to return students to a dialogue if the conversation begins to veer in a disrespectful direction.

Round Table Structured Discussions:

These structured 75 minute round table discussions begin with topic orientation and then direct engagement in large and small groups in structured discussions. Participants are asked to actively and directly participate.

Underlying Purpose:

Help faculty become more comfortable supporting students and facilitating discussions around the election and politics.

Dialogue philosophy:

We learn facilitation skills best through experiencing the conversations we may encounter as facilitators. So, these sessions ask for direct participation from participants.

RSVP Required *Maximum 30 Particpants*

Use the RSVP tool below to register.

Reminders Coming:  We use the email address you provided to send you reminder emails as the event date gets closer, and a calendar invite. 

Data Use:  Your contact information is not shared with any third-parties, but we plan to use your contact information to send you information about upcoming events on the NED Events Calendar for which you may be interested. 

Accommodations: If you require accommodations (live captioning, etc.) to participate in this event, please send an email to the person at the bottom of this page. 

Questions? Contact Jessica Prody


October 9, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Event Category:




Jessica Prody
Academic Equity
Reflecting and Revising
Webinar Link

Leave a Reply

Up ↑