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Cultivating Community

About the Series

Cultivating Community draws on mindful dialogue and creative thinking as tools through which we can learn, understand, connect, and grow. Each dialogue provides participants an opportunity to give voice to their experiences, learn from others, share innovative ideas, and explore new possibilities.

Working Agreement

  1. Speak from the “I” perspective
  2. Avoid generalizations
  3. Be willing to ask important questions, even if difficult
  4. Be open to new perspectives and innovative possibilities
  5. Listen carefully
  6. Assume others have good intentions
  7. Allow participants to revise statements
  8. Honor confidentiality
  9. Agree to disagree and look for areas of common ground
  10. Consider conflict a potential catalyst for growth

    Staff member speaking

    Student listening

    Staff member talking

    Fall Dialogues

    Join Us on Zoom

    Cultivating OurGeneseo: Where We Belong and Long to Be

    As we lean into our revised mission and values, please join us in conversation about belonging’s transformative potential for each of us and for our community.

    When:  Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 2:30-3:45pm

                 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 2:30-3:45pm

    Join us on Canvas

    To participate asynchronously or to continue the conversation.


    To share topic ideas or suggestions for improvement


      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