Transformative Conversations

The Transformative Conversations@BROWN Project will provide many opportunities for our community to learn from each other and from notable experts. A goal of this Project is to facilitate learning of critical skills and tools for challenging conversations across our diverse perspectives and differences.

Upcoming Opportunities to have Transformative Conversations

These small group conversations are an opportunity to continue the discussion from the morning’s plenary session, Transformative Conversations@Brown: Talking about the Tough Stuff at Work, guided by faculty and staff facilitators. Explore three different topics: Power dynamics at Brown; Balancing technology and people at Brown; and Respect for identity and individuality at Brown.  We are offering all three in both the morning and afternoon time slots.The format is informal and simple; each participant will have two primary tasks: (1) to say what matters to him or her, and (2) to listen with generosity to others. We ask that each person listen to understand, not to agree, and that each person talk to inform, not persuade.