OVC Personal Narrative and Active Listening

OVC Personal Narrative and Active Listening

Tools to build connections & manage conflict

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm


I. Personal Narrative and Active Listening: Tools to build connections & manage conflict, 6/20

    Thursday June 20th 12-1:30pm, 4-149

II. Skill-Application Session, 6/27

    Thursday June 27th 12-1:30, 4-149


Description: How can you leverage your personal experiences to advocate for yourself or a cause? How can personal stories help someone understand your views of a situation? How do you understand someone else’s personal narrative strategically, listening for their values and ethics? Join the OVC Council on Diversity & Inclusion to learn about how the Personal Narrative can be leveraged as a tool for yourself and for others, and how that tool can be a window into deeper understanding of someone else and their community. In the follow up discussion event on June 27th, we will put our learning into practice 

Facilitator: Danny Becker is the Programs Coordinator at the PKG Center for Public Service. In this role he manages a number of workshops related to identity, advocacy and service, including Bridging the Multi-Partisan DividePower, Privilege and Positionality; Methods of Social Change and more. Before joining MIT Danny worked for Hillel International, managing student cohorts engaging in dialogue about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict both domestically and abroad, through an emphasis on identity, ethics, values and the personal narrative.

Sponsored by OVC Council on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI). Questions? Please contact Amanda Pickett (apickett@mit.edu) and Tavi Sookhoo (tsookhoo@mit.edu), co-chairs of the CDI Professional Development Committee.