Communicating Across Differences

COVID-19 Update

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this continually evolving environment. Our courses will be conveniently offered via Zoom to make participation safe and easy!

Join us

Join IDE’s Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Fall 2020 Communicating Across Differences Series. This series is designed to enhance the capacity of faculty, staff and students to engage in conversations about challenging, emotionally laden topics (i.e., race, discrimination, policy, politics, etc.). The skills learned in this series can be applied in the workplace, classroom, and interpersonal and community contexts. Participants are encouraged to bring real-life situations to the sessions to serve as practice and learning opportunities. Participants will build essential skills to engage in constructive deliberation and communicating different points of view in productive ways.

Time: Tuesdays noon-1:30 p.m.

  • Aug. 25: Moving Beyond Empathy: Considering Power Imbalances in Community Building.
  • Sept. 22: The Anatomy of an Apology: When Good Intentions are not Enough.


Pre-registration is required for all sessions. Participants must attend all sessions to earn a Certificate of Completion. We welcome requests for ADA accommodations. Please contact Alejandra Gudiño at to make arrangements. Take a LEAP with IDE. Content from infographic in paragraph describing LEAP principles below. More information about our sessions.