All members of our Cornell College community are encouraged to apply for our Sustained Dialogue retreat, taking place September 29th and 30th in Thomas Commons. Sustained Dialogue is a program designed to transform identity-based conflict on college campuses using skills from international conflict resolution. Sustained Dialogue can best be visualized as a Venn Diagram, or the intersection of Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution.
We are inviting you to apply and participate in Sustained Dialogue facilitator training on the Thursday and Friday of block break (September 29th and 30th) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. National SD trainers will lead this training retreat. A certificate of completion will be given to all who attend the training in its entirety. From that training we will draw
individuals to help facilitate campus community discussions,
help address campus and community concerns, and serve as a voice and a guide throughout our campus climate issues.
If you are interested in learning more about Sustained Dialogue in general, or are interesting in participating in SD but not as a facilitator, we encourage you to attend the info session for all interested students, faculty and staff at 3 pm on Wednesday, September 28th in Hedges.
If you are interested in the SD Facilitator
Completion, please read the description of Sustained dialogue at this link http://sustaineddialogue.org/. Then fill out the application (this form) by Monday September 26
. If you are unable to attend the training, please mark your calendar for the Sustained Dialogue info session on the 28th at 3 pm
At the SD Training Retreat, you will be asked about your interest in a variety of year-round twice a block dialogue circles and/or participation in pop-up responses to campus climate or national issues based on your interest and availability. If you have other questions, please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP before Sept 18th to participate in this Block Break retreat.
Explore your inner life and dream world Thurs., Sept. 24th (10am-5pm in Hedges). Unpack the nature of dream interpretation from a Jungian perspective, and take a look at the way dreams have been used in different spiritual traditions: Christian, Native American, and Buddhist. Each participant is invited to bring two dreams, one of which can be shared with others. We will explore exercises to help understand dreams both for your personal use and as a group. This day will be a mix of teaching about dreams and hands on exercises to help you learn to work with your dreams for spiritual, emotional and intellectual insight and growth. RSVP to cquehl-engel.
Presenter Dr. Mary L. Fraser is a pastoral counselor with a Ph.D. in Personality and Theology, degrees in Literature and Women’s Studies, an M.Div., certification in Dream Leadership Training, and studies in Native American Pipe Ceremony, completing her Vision Quest in Maine. Mary’s daughter, Laurel, attends Cornell College.