School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

Explorations of Reflective Structured Dialogue in Higher Education

Reflective Structured Dialogue (RSD) is a process that builds the capacity of leaders in institutions, communities and organizations to engage, live, and thrive with their differences. By enabling people to have new conversations about the issues that matter deeply to them and remain in relationship, the approach creates a foundation for trust, resiliency and collaborative action.

This 14-hour Reflective Structured Dialogue training course is for individuals desiring to convene and facilitate difficult conversations in the higher education setting, in organizations and in the community.

Course Objectives:

  • A deeper understanding of RSD and how it can be used in higher education learning environments,
  • Identify potential strategies for using RSD in learning environments to facilitate interactions that respect differing world views and perspectives,
  • Exploring opportunities for developing structures to facilitate collective and interdisciplinary scholarship and outreach within and across participants.


Raye Rawls, Senior Public Service Faculty and the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia

Raye Rawls practice area is in conflict transformation, alternative dispute resolution and dialogue. She is an attorney, arbitrator, and mediator and holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources. Rawls has mediated and arbitrated thousands of cases in government institutions, court systems, corporations, and with private parties. Rawls is currently working with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution to update the policy on mediation when domestic violence is an issue.

Date & Time

Date: March 29-30, 2018, 8:30am-5:00pm


KSU Town Point
3391 Town Point Dr.
Room 1600
Kennesaw, GA 30144


Registration Cost: $600
USG Employees & Students: $500
Registration Includes: Training materials and Lunch

Registration ends on March 21, 2018

Cancellations prior to March 19, 2018 will receive a full refund. Cancellations between March 19-March 28, 2018 will be charged a $200.00 cancellation fee. No refunds for cancellations after March 28, 2018. To cancel your registration, email or call 470-578-6115.

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