Husker Dialogues is an annual event designed to ignite conversation for first-year students with the goal of empowering individuals to talk, share, listen and learn. Husker Dialogues is scheduled for 2023 Fall Semester. Sign up to learn more about the event and how to help below.
This year's Husker Dialogue experience will be held in person and via Zoom from 7-8:30PM on the following dates:
September 13 - Virtual
Husker Conversation Guides (HCGs) – Guide and support the small-group dialogue/conversations during Husker Dialogues. All HCGs, whether new or returning, need to sign-up below and will be required to attend the Husker Dialogues event. New HCGs are also required to attend a 75-minute online training session. Returning HCGs who have volunteered within the last two years can opt-in or opt-out of the training. They will still receive all communications and be given access to information and resources in the Canvas site.
Husker Conversation Guide Trainers (HCGTs) - Train HCGs on strategies to engage event participants in reflective conversations surrounding questions that matter to everyone, regardless of one's background or lived experiences. Provide strategies to HCGs designed to strengthen their college community, deepen peer understanding and bridge the divide across differences, while supplying approaches for individuals to apply what they have learned and or experienced. All trainers, whether new or returning, need to sign-up below. Trainers are required to attend the Husker Dialogues event and to facilitate a small number of online training sessions based upon their availability. A PowerPoint deck and access to Canvas resources will be provided. New trainers are also required to attend a 75-minute online training session prior to facilitating their own training sessions. Returning trainers who have volunteered within the last two years can opt-in or opt-out of this training. They will still receive all communications and be given access to information and resources in the Canvas site.
Logistics – Assist with event needs that include responding to student and guide questions about rescheduling and confirmation of dates, assisting with Zoom issues, and answering follow up questions. Members will be added to a Microsoft Teams channel for dissemination and discussion of opportunities to help. Meetings of the Logistics team will begin in summer and continue through the start of the school year. Members will be required to attend the following: (1) *Husker Dialogues (event), and (2) Logistics Team meetings
Student Experience – Design and implement campus-wide engagement strategies (pre and post experiences) to inspire dialogue for the *Husker Dialogues event while pursuing resources that will support meaningful impact for future experiences. Explore opportunities for structured collaboration, through a myriad of campus partners, in pursuit of initiatives beyond Husker Dialogues.