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Dialogues Program at MSU Denver

Join in on Courageous Conversations!



The Dialogues Program first Couragous Conversation is happening on Thursday, April 25, 2019!  

If you are a student, faculty or staff member who is interested in having meaningful dialogue about challenging topics, please consider signing up for the MSU Denver Dialouges Program. 

Dialogue is not debate or discussion. Rather, dialogue is a process of of interactions where we invite inquirty, allow and invite differences, and build shared understandings. 

The first Courageous Conversation on Civility will dive into how being civil (or not) affects our political and social discourse. To some, civility is a fundamental quality of successful dialogue. Others may find the notion of civility troubling when social justice is at stake. 


For more inforamtion about signing-up, please click on the role that applies to you below. 

Please note: everyone who participates on 4/25/19, must complete an orientation beforehand (see details below). If you can't make it this time around, but want to get involved in the future, stay tuned for a larger roll out in the fall of 2019.

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!

If you are interested in participating in difficult conversations with other students, faculty and staff about relevant and controversial topics, then join the MSU Denver Dialogues Program! 

It may almost feel taboo to have a conversation with others where disagreement happens. But the reality is that differing opinions and conflict are a normal part of life. 

The MSU Denver Dialogues Program is seeking willing participants to sign-up for the first-ever Courageous Conversation on Civility, which will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 2 - 3:15pm in TIV 320.

Please note: Students interested in participating must also attend the Dialogues Student Orientation on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 2 - 3:15pm (location: TBA).  


To sign- up, please fill out the registration form below by Wednesday, April 17 (first come first serve): 


***Can't make it this time around? Not a problem! Please still fill out the above form to share your contact info so we can put you on the list for future Courageous Conversations


Attention Faculty & Staff! We have updates for the MSU Denver Dialogues Program!


The inaugural Courageous Conversation on Civility will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019!

Though faculty and staff spots will be limited on the April 25th dialogue, we are offering a Faculty & Staff Dialogues Orientation on Thursday, April 4th from 2 – 3:15pm in Tivoli 320. To attend the dialogue on April 25th, you must participate in the orientation.

During the orientation, we will cover what is a dialogue, the stages of dialogue, guidelines, and facilitator behaviors. The orientation will provide you a glimpse of future participant and/or facilitator training that will be held in the fall.

To RSVP for the orientation, please contact Dr. Katia Campbell at



Are you interested in supporting and/or participating in a dialogues program at MSU Denver, but cannot make it to the Faculty/Staff Orientation on April 4, 2019?  If so, let us know by filling out the following form:


Please note, this program is currently being developed as a collaborative interdisciplinary program with involvement from faculty and student affairs units.

Although the details of the program are still under development, we anticipate that we will pilot opportunities for students to engage in deliberative dialogue on salient topics in the Spring of 2019 and then additional opportunities in the Fall of 2019. 

We are looking to identify faculty and staff members who have insights and skills related to facilitating co-curricular dialogues for our students.

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