On campus, in our neighborhoods, and even among peers, it's hard to be around those who challenge us politically. Political tensions aren't just theoretical, and the real conflicts involved are leaving many professional staff challenged to keep their own emotions in check as they try to show empathy and support to ensure that all students feel included - and heard - on campus, regardless of political affiliation.
If this political season is leaving you wondering how to best support our students or have productive conversations with your peers, please join us for the upcoming webinar Managing Our Emotions to Support Students of All Political Affiliations: A Sustained Dialogue Institute Workshop. In this webinar, open to Appalachian faculty, staff and students, the Sustained Dialogue Institute will discuss the amygdala's outsized role in political dialogue, and provide pathways to manage tensions that persist. Other skills include tools to ensure heated conversations with multiple viewpoints are worthwhile, open conversations.
Click here to sign up for Monday 11/2 from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
OR (content will be the same)
Click here to sign up for Wednesday 11/18 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm