The Power of Dialogue with David Campt
Talking about racism & difficult topics while building deeper connections, greater understanding, and more empathy
Monday, February 22, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET, Online via Zoom
Cost: $27.54 – $43.45
During this 60-minute keynote address David will use his warmth and wit to show us how, regardless of who we are, we have tremendous potential to show up in conversations in ways that are transformative for all involved, and move the needle on issues we care most about. This will be followed by a 30 minute Q & A session where the audience can ask questions to delve into things more deeply. No prior skills or expertise required. All are welcome.
For those who wish to go deeper, sign up for our follow up dynamic and hands-on workshop where you will learn how to use The Dialogue Method of Conversation. Taking place Mar 6 and Mar 13, 2021- 4 hours total over two days.
Subsidized rates are available for those who request it. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. David Campt: With more than 25 years of professional experience, Dr. David Campt (@thedialogueguy) is considered an international expert in the areas of inclusion and equity, cultural competence, and intergroup dialogue. His insights about more inclusive and effective institutions and communities have been sought by groups from small executive boards consisting of fewer than a dozen, to large-scale summits involving thousands of people. His clients have varied widely, and have included the US military, The White House, large corporations, international organizations, foundations, governments, universities, national associations, and non-profit groups. David is the author of a number of books including The Little Book of Dialogue for Difficult Subject (2007) and Read the Room for Real: How A Simple Technology Creates Better Meetings. (2015).
In early 2016, David founded a project called the Ally Conversation Toolkit (ACT), which has engaged thousands of people in person and online. For this initiative, David has written five workbooks: White Ally Toolkit Workbook, a comprehensive guide for allies to effectively engage in anti-racism dialogue; Discussion Group Leaders Guide, a supplement for the workbook. He has also written two 30 day workbooks for learning the methodology: the Compassionate Warrior Boot Camp for White Allies, and Equipping Antiracism Allies: Unitarian Universalist Edition. He also has written Compassion Transforms Contempt, which gives white progressives guidance about how to most effectively talk about the 2020 election. David’s work on dismantling racism has been featured by a number of prominent media outlets such as Think Progress and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (December 2018 and July 2020).
David has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Princeton University, and a Masters degree in public policy from UC Berkeley. His doctoral studies were also completed at UC Berkeley’s urban planning department where his dissertation focused on ways that social service administrators can modify their organizations to make them more responsive to the cultural realities of African-American populations.