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Navigating Difficult Conversations

September 28, 2023, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm EDT

In this interactive session, Rackham experts in conflict resolution will discuss the ways in which conflict can manifest in our academic and personal spheres and will explore strategies to navigate and address difficult conversations. You will leave with concrete strategies for productive dialogue and clear communication, able to approach difficult conversations with more confidence in the future.

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will be exposed to the idea that conflict is culturally grounded.
  • Participants will reflect on the ways in which their conflict style affects how they view or experience conflict.
  • Participants will be able to react to strategies for dialogue and communication.
  • Participants will be asked to consider how strategies may be used in specific situations.

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This workshop is designed for U-M master’s students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral scholars on all three campuses; therefore, only U-M graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are permitted to register for this workshop. While this workshop is being facilitated on behalf of Rackham’s DEI Certificate Program (DEICP), it is open to all U-M graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. For faculty and staff, please contact [email protected] to ask if we can accommodate your attendance.

We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.


September 28, 2023
11:30 am to 1:00 pm EDT
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Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States


Event Type
Workshop / Seminar
Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)