How to be a Culturally Inclusive Conversation Moderator

An illustration of an online meeting with nine people showing on a screen. Illustration by RLT_Images / Getty Images

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Event Details

Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PT
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET

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About the Program

In a time of extreme political partisanship and increased conflict between religious and ethnic groups, teaching, spreading, and supporting the skills of dialogue and deliberation are vital. Deliberative Conversations are innovative processes that help people come together across differences to tackle challenging problems and conversations. The Deliberative Conversations format is intended to intentionally bring together individuals who represent diverse perspectives around a topic; sometimes difficult or controversial, to advocate for tangible, joint solutions that give a voice to all invested in the conversation.

This interactive training, led by the RAND Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy and Wabash College, will frame this process and provide opportunities to discuss how to apply this approach in research and everyday life.


Rhianna Rogers

Rhianna C. Rogers

Rhianna C. Rogers is the director of the RAND Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy. She is an expert on cultural and ethnic studies, intercultural competencies and diversity education, cultural mediation, and virtual exchange programmatic development and implementation. Prior to joining RAND, she was an associate professor of interdisciplinary studies (history and anthropology) and the coordinator of the Global Indigenous Knowledge program at State University of New York (SUNY), Empire State College.

Sara Drury

Sara A. Mehltretter Drury

Sara A. Mehltretter Drury is associate professor and chair of the Rhetoric Department at Wabash College, and since 2014, serves as the director of Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse, an interdisciplinary program that works with campus and community partners to promote productive conversations on public problems. Drury’s research and practice focus on the intersections of rhetoric and deliberative democracy, with particular attention to deliberative pedagogy, argumentation, and political communication.

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