Dialogue Opportunities

At Elon, we recognize that building community and developing the skills to thoughtfully and critically engage within and across difference is easier with practice. We also recognize that ways of engaging in meaningful and productive dialogue takes different forms for different people. For this reason, there are many dialogue initiatives that take place at Elon that each have their own structure, focus, and time commitment.


Faculty/Staff Dialogue Facilitation Training 
Friday, January 12, 9:00am-4:00pm (lunch and snacks included), Moseley 215
Advance Registration Required Here
Are you passionate about creating spaces where meaningful dialogue leads to positive engagement across differences? Are you looking to develop skills to effectively engage in productive dialogue about complex topics with students and colleagues? This training is designed to offer faculty and staff participants the skills and tools to facilitate dialogue about complex issues related to diversity and equity to promote inclusion on campus.
Sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence Education and Development, Kernodle Center for Civic Life, and North Carolina Campus Engagement

Active Citizen Series: Deliberative Dialogue – Does My Vote Really Matter?
Monday, February 26, 4:30pm, Lakeside 212
Advance Registration Required Here
Voting is how we choose our leaders and pass local laws. Is voting a duty or a choice? What makes people question whether their vote matters or decide voting is not worth the effort? In this conversation, we will talk about what leads us to choose to vote or to choose not to vote. A Deliberative Dialogue is an opportunity for students to gather and exchange diverse views and experiences to seek a shared understanding of a challenge facing our society and to search for common ground for action.
Sponsored by the Kernodle Center for Civic Life

Civil Dialogue Series
Wednesday, February 28, 6:00pm, Moseley 215 – Reproductive Justice and Medical Ethics
Wednesday, March 13, 6:00pm, Moseley 215 – Gun Rights and Higher Education
Tuesday, April 16, 6:00pm, KOBC 101 (LaRose Digital Theatre) – Artificial Intelligence and Democracy
Advanced Registration Required Here
Engage in conversation on difficult topics using the Civil Dialogue model – each event will feature two dialogues on two distinct topics.
Sponsored by the Kernodle Center for Civic Life and NC Campus Engagement

Perspectivas Civil Dialogue
Thursday, March 2, 6:00pm, McKinnon F
No Registration Required
Engage in this dialogue on a timely topic within Latinx/Hispanic community.
Sponsored by El Centro and the Kernodle Center for Civic Life

Pop Up Dialogues: The Israel-Hamas war
Advance Registration Required Here
12:30-1:30, Lakeside Dining Table, Rotating Dates Throughout the Semester
Throughout spring semester faculty and staff are hosting a variety of Pop Up Dialogues about the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. The dialogues will happen from 12:30-1:30pm in Lakeside Dining at the Long Table located just behind the cashier in Lakeside. If you do not have a meal plan you are still welcome to join! Please just tell the cashier that you are there as part of the Dining Engagement program using the long table. Students with a meal plan should swipe into Lakeside. Space is limited so reserve your seat now to talk with faculty and other students!
Sponsored by the Ad Hoc Conflict in the Middle East Programming Committee