Tatyana Fertelmeyster

Talks include nationally recognized facilitator 

CONWAYThe University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host a series of Conway Conversations lunch and learn events.

On Thursday, March 1, participants will discuss one of three books: “Braving the Wilderness” by Brene’ Brown, “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates or “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect” by John Maxwell. Facilitators will be Lesley Graybeal, Wendy Holbrook and Steven Shook, all from UCA. This event is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. at UCA Downtown located at 1105 West Oak Street.

For the March 9 Conway Conversations event, Tatyana Fertelmeyster, the founder and principal of Connecting Differences, LLC, will lead a training workshop on Difficult Conversations.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UCA Downtown.

Fertelmeyster is a nationally recognized expert in intercultural communication, diversity and inclusion, global agility development and facilitation for multicultural groups. Participants in this lunch and learn event will be provided with the tools to facilitate difficult conversations at their organizations.

The mission of Conway Conversations is to provide a space for members of the UCA campus and Conway communities to come together and engage in conversation about social issues affecting diverse groups of community members. The Division of Outreach and Community Engagement and UCA offices of Institutional Diversity, University Training and Center jointly support the program for Leadership Development, in addition to funding by a grant from Campus Compact. The first Conway Conversation was a discussion on generational diversity facilitated by UCA’s Charlotte Strickland earlier this month.

All events are free, but space is limited. Please RSVP online at uca.edu/outreach/conversations.

For additional information about Conway Conversations, please contact Graybeal at lgraybeal@uca.edu.