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Sustained Dialogue Groups

Spring 2022

HCDE Sustained Dialogue: Experiences returning to in-person campus activities

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is running a new Sustained Dialogue Group focused on experiences returning to largely in-person classes and activities, as COVID-related mandates begin to relax. All members of the HCDE community are encouraged to apply. Students can elect to enroll in two credits of optional DRG credit.
About this group
As UW resumes largely in-person classes and activities, we are all navigating new norms and experiencing varied levels of comfort (and discomfort). In this Spring 2022 dialogue group, we welcome you to bring your unique experiences and explore with others in the group as everyone navigates this in real time. This dialogue will build over 9 weeks, and requires participation from the same individuals each week. 
The group will meet in-person on Tuesdays from 3-4:30 p.m. (April 5 – May 31). Applicants must commit to attending all 9 weeks if you wish to participate. Refreshments will be provided. 
Students can elect to enroll in two credits of optional DRG credit, in which weekly reflection assignments will be required.
This group will be moderated by Sourojit (G) Ghosh and Meg Moldestad, HCDE PhD students trained in facilitation by the Sustained Dialogue Institute. We are seeking applicants from all backgrounds to create a diverse dialogue group across the “big 10” social identities of socioeconomic status and class, race and ethnicity, citizenship, colonial history and national origin, sex and gender, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, religion, and age.

To apply for this group, please complete this Google form before Monday, March 28. Participants will be accepted on a rolling basis. 
About Sustained Dialogue in HCDE
HCDE's Sustained Dialogue program works to create community change by building powerful relationships across differences. Conversations are based on what experiences individual group members bring to the table, with the hope that all who sign up will "listen deeply enough to be changed by what they hear.'' Participating in HCDE dialogue groups means you will:

  • Learn how to dialogue in tough conversations or moments of disagreement;
  • Learn more about your own identities and the identities of your peers;
  • Learn leadership skills that will help you in your future career;
  • Develop empathy for others in our community;
  • Learn how to resolve conflicts with a diverse group through building and repairing relationships;
  • Become more connected and invested in the HCDE community.

HCDE Sustained Dialogue Group Archive