Facilitated Dialogues

The Listening Project

The Listening Project aims to foster stronger working relationships among colleagues through intentional dialogue across difference. The program is organized by pairing participants based on factors such as race/ethnicity, gender, or a related workplace difference. Trained coaches foster dialogue between partners in cluster sessions on topics that range from getting to know one another to views on race. Goals of the program include: building of relationships among individuals that normally may not develop a relationship; increased understanding of diversity and inclusion, gender, ethnic and race differences; and, improve the climate and success of diversity at KSU through building trust and credibility.

Blind Spot

The Hidden Biases of Good People Book Dialogue: Building on research by three scientists (Tony Greenwald, Mahzarin Banaji and Brian Nosek), Blind Spot builds on the Implicit Association Test research to help readers understand how our unconscious biases may impact the ways in which we work, live and treat one another. Through a series of dialogue questions and book reading, this dialogue will help participants build awareness and increased understanding on one’s “blind spots.”

The Power of Kindness Book Dialogue

“The Power of Kindness” by Piero Ferrucci challenges us to consider simple yet profound concepts such as warmth, honesty, forgiveness and 15 other principles that foster kindness in all the work we do and how we treat each other. This dialogue applies these concepts to a workplace setting and how through these concepts we are able to thrive as leaders and human beings, appreciating and valuing difference.