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CIPhER Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education & Research

Taking the Difficult out of Difficult Conversations: How to Facilitate Critical Conversations on Difficult Topics in the Classroom Setting

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, January 25, 2023, Kerr 1001/Karpen 115 and via Zoom
Facilitating critical conversations on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion may lead to discomfort for pharmacy faculty and staff members. However, effective communication on these topics is essential for successful student and faculty/staff relationships. This session will provide strategies on how to navigate difficult conversations with students in the classroom setting.
Learning Objectives:  At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
  1. Reflect upon previous experiences where challenging conversations arose in the classroom setting
  2. Review strategies to build trust and facilitate respectful and open dialogue between faculty/staff and students on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion  
  3. Identify tactics to navigate challenging communication and feedback
Target Audience:  This program is designed for faculty, staff, preceptors, post-graduate trainees, and students.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Monday, January 23, at 5 p.m.
The University Of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE program 0046-9999-23-018-L99-P provides 1.0 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education credit. To receive CE credit, participants must sign-in upon arrival (in class or online), attend the entire program, and complete the evaluation within 60 days of the program date (included in LECE which will open after the workshop). Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor in approximately 2 to 3 weeks. **No partial credit will be available**
Presenter Information
Leah Cox, PhD, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Office of the Provost, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Leah Cox serves as the Vice Provost of Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this role, Dr. Cox is a member of the Chancellor’s and Provost’s respective leadership cabinets and is tasked with informing and implementing the institution’s strategy, processes, and infrastructure related to building UNC’s community together. Dr. Cox is also responsible for developing systems that prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion across a breadth of university activities, including hiring, training and professional development, promotion and tenure, teaching, research, evaluation, and budgeting and resource allocation. Dr. Cox supports the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, as well as the Chancellor, on decision-making and messaging on matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Cloe Liparini, MA, Director of Education, Community Engagement and Belonging, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cloe Liparini serves as the Director of Education, Community Engagement, and Belonging in the University of North Carolina Office for Diversity and Inclusion, where she manages the training and education team. She has responsibilities for the design and implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion educational offerings, programs, and experiential activities and for the coordination and/or execution of special projects and programs aimed at bolstering diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural awareness, and engaging diverse constituents through fostering partnerships and collaborations. In this role, Cloe conceptualizes and implements strategies that guide diversity, equity, and inclusion education and training for students, faculty, and staff at the University of North Carolina.
Event FAQ
  • A Zoom link will be provided prior to the session via a confirmation Outlook invitation.  To receive CE credit, you must be registered for the program and we must be able to tie your registration to your Zoom login (use your name).
By registering you are automatically agreeing to:
1. Grant the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (the “University”) the irrevocable right and permission to use photographs and/or video recordings of me on University and other websites and in publications, promotional fliers, educational materials, derivative works, or for any other similar purpose without compensation to me.
2. Agreeing that such photographs and/or video recordings of me may be placed on the Internet. Understanding and agreeing that I may be identified by name and/or title in printed, internet or broadcast information that might accompany the photographs and/or video recordings of me. Waiving the right to approve the final product. Agreeing that all such portraits, pictures, photographs, video and audio recordings, and any reproductions thereof, and all plates, negatives, recording tape and digital files are and shall remain the property of the University.
3. Releasing, acquitting and forever discharging the State of North Carolina, the University, its current and former trustees, agents, officers and employees of the above-named entities from any and all claims, demands, rights, promises, damages and liabilities arising out of or in connection with the use or distribution of said photographs and/or video recordings, including but not limited to any claims for invasion of privacy, appropriation of likeness or defamation.
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Date: Jan 25, 2023 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Registration closes on Jan 23, 2023 11:00 PM

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Date: 01/25/23
Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


Kerr 1001/Karpen 115 and via Zoom
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