Workshop at Thayer: Handling Difficult Conversations

Students in the classroom

Tuesday, May 7, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
ECSC 127 or Zoom
This event is open to Thayer faculty, staff, postdocs, and PhD students.

Register by May 1

Register by May 1

In this hybrid workshop, DCAL's Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez explores why difficult conversations become heated so quickly and how to offer support and create brave spaces that keep these important discussions happening without incivility and escalation. The one-hour workshop will be followed by an optional 15 minutes of questions and discussion about supporting students around difficult subjects.

Lunch will be provided for in-person participants. 

Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez was trained in intercultural communication and conflict resolution at the Klein College of Media and Communication. She served as faculty in the Department of Religion for 10 years at Temple University before coming to Dartmouth’s Center for the Advancement of Learning to manage student-facing programming. She has a PhD in American religious history from the University of Chicago and many years’ experience teaching controversial topics to large and diverse groups of students.