Resources

Below are guides, links, and material CERRU uses to promote understanding, develop leadership, transform conflicts, and organize for change. They include some foundations, key operating principles, types of dialogue groups, uses, and many examples of dialogues we have offered. There are also sections on learning how to facilitate dialogues with sample workshop designs.

Harvard Implicit Bias Test

Research compiled by the Harvard’s Project Implicit, finds that most people possess some form of implicit bias. Implicit bias or implicit social cognition is the unconscious associations we create that impact our understandings, decisions, and actions towards others. Since 1998, Harvard’s Project Implicit has created a means of measuring our implicit biases towards different groups of people. These tests allow your implicit biases relating to gender, race, ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, religion and beyond. Awareness of implicit bias and beginning the process of implicit debiasing is linked with lower rates of explicit bias. Explicit bias, are the conscious associations or stereotypes we create in regards to other groups or social identities. Interested in exploring what biases you posses? Explore Harvard’s Implicit Bias test.

Harvard Implicit Bias

Engaging Differences: A Guide for Structured Dialogues
A guide to the small and large group dialogue techniques CERRU uses to promote understanding, develop leadership, transform conflicts, and organize for change. The resource includes the foundations, key operating principles, types of dialogue groups, uses, and many examples of dialogues we have offered. There are also sections on learning how to facilitate dialogues with sample workshop designs.

Engaging Differences

Transforming Social Identity Conflicts
A resource on the nature of social identity conflicts, what contributes to them, the phases people go through to build ethnic, racial, and religious understanding and transform social identity conflicts, and small group techniques to encourage conflict transformation.

Transforming Social Identity Conflicts

The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation promotes the use of dialogue, deliberation, and other innovative group processes to help people come together across differences to tackle our most challenging problems. We serve as a gathering place, a resource clearinghouse, a news source, and a facilitative leader for the dialogue and deliberation community and beyond. www.ncdd.org

The Public Conversation Project has worked since 1989 in the U.S. and around the world facilitating dialogues on a wide range of contentious issues including abortion, forest management, homosexuality and faith, biodiversity, the use of animals in research, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and many others. In a world bristling with tension, controversy, polarization, and war, PCP aims to reduce rancor in public squares and promote effective communication within organizations and communities. PCP alsoprovides workshops and customized trainings that teach people how to use its dialogue methods. www.publicconversations.org

Statistics

Over 470 students, staff, faculty, and community members attended CERRU events and trainings during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Research

CERRU engages in several forms of research. First and foremost, we evaluate our student programs to ensure that our practices remain relevant and useful....

Our Impact

To date, we have done intensive training with one hundred fifteen highly motivated leaders on the Queens College campus. The cohort has been as...