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Sustained Dialogue Groups

Autumn 2022

HCDE Sustained Dialogue: Returning to activities post-COVID mandates

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is running the second iteration of a Sustained Dialogue Group focused on exploring experiences returning to largely in-person activities after COVID-related mandates have been lifted. All members of the HCDE community are encouraged to apply. Students can elect to enroll in two credits of optional DRG credit.

We are all navigating new norms and experiencing varied levels of comfort and discomfort since COVID-related mandates have lifted. In this Autumn 2022 dialogue group, we welcome you to bring your unique experiences and explore with others in the group. This dialogue will build over 9 weeks and requires participation from the same individuals each week.


  • The dialogue group will meet in-person weekly on either Tuesdays or Thursdays (based on applicant preference) from 10:30 a.m. - Noon. The meetings will be in Sieg Building.
  • Applicants must commit to attending all 9 weeks if you wish to participate. 
  • 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, an HCDE PhD student trained in facilitation by the Sustained Dialogue Institute.
  • Applicants will be notified by Friday, Oct. 7 and meetings will start the following week. 

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