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Cultivating Community

Fostering Inclusivity Through Dialogue

Cultivating Community is a series that draws on mindful dialogue and creative thinking as the tools through which we can learn, understand, connect and grow. The initiative affirms SUNY Geneseo’s value for inclusivity, which we define as “fostering a diverse campus community marked by mutual respect for the unique talents and contributions of each individual.”

Each dialogue provides participants with the opportunity to voice their experience on a specific topic, learn from others’ perspectives, share innovative ideas and explore new possibilities.

Staff member speaking

Student listening

Staff member talking

Future Dialogue Dates

Monday, September 21, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Monday, May 3, 2021

Student Facilitator Workshop

Interested in developing your facilitation skills? With strong facilitation skills, you can lead conversations that transform minds and propel positive social change. Attend this session to build foundational facilitation skills and then practice your new skills by co-facilitating dialogues at the Cultivating Community series.

Facilitator: robbie routenberg, chief diversity officer, Office of Diversity and Equity

  • Future Dates: TBA


We'd appreciate your feedback! Please visit the links below to share your thoughts and suggestions.

Questions About the Series Contact:

Meredith Harrigan, professor of communication, and series co-coordinator
Phone: (585) 245-6331

robbie routenberg, chief diversity officer, and series co-coordinator
Phone: (585) 245-5020