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AV: Communication Strategies. "Let's Talk it Out" at BSU

Katie Carter

...never give up... have compassion for others and be slow and steady... think about the relationships more than the issues. And if you can slowly and steadily get through those issues, then your relationships will get stronger. - Dr. Donna Pawlowski, BSU Communications Studies

Bemidji State University professors Dr. Donna Pawlowski and Dr. Debbie Guelda are part of the BSU Community Engagement Council dedicated to the cultivating positive relationships between the university and the greater Bemidji community.  Hosting regular meetings (via Zoom during Covid, of course), the CEC aims to create connections, open minds and build bridges. Pawlowski and Guelda joined the morning show to discuss an upcoming public event focused on communication strategies around complicated conversations.  

Tuesday, February 2nd at 4:30pm everyone is welcome to join the Zoom panel discussion called "Let's Talk it Out: Opening the Discussion on Difficult Conversations."   Amanda Gartner, a psychologist in the Student Center for Health and Counseling, and Donna Pawlowski, a professor of communication studies, will facilitate the conversation alongside Barb Houg, executive director of Bemidji’s Peacemaker Resources.

To join the Zoom event tomorrow at 4:30pm,click here

For tips on navigating difficult conversations successfully, click to listen to the story! 

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. She returned for a second stint in 2016-23. She produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota.