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Practicing Presence, Cultivating Conveners: A William C. Friday Dialogue Series
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Practicing Presence, Cultivating Conveners: A William C. Friday Dialogue Series

*** THIS EVENT SERIES IS CURRENTLY POSTPONED and will begin later this year. An optional virtual meeting via Zoom is available to existing registrants.*** Physicians, health care professionals, William C. Friday Fellows, NC Rural Center Leadership program participants, Leadership NC alumni, and Sandhills community members with an interest in health care are welcome at this FREE event on third Thursdays monthly.

When: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Where: Southern Regional AHEC Education Center
1601 Owen Drive
3rd Floor
Fayetteville, North Carolina  28304
Contact: Hunter Corn

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This event series is currently POSTPONED and will begin later in the year.

An optional virtual meeting via Zoom is available to existing registrants at the normally scheduled time on Thursday.  For information on this interim virtual option, please contact Karen Goble at SR-AHEC.


For registration and full details, click here.

This five-week series invites participants to listen, learn, and lead across difference. A partnership between the SR-AHEC and the William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations (a program of Wildacres Leadership Initiative), this course explores dialogue itself as a life skill that can transform individual lives and community health. Offered as a continuation of the Fall 2019 Friday Dialogue series that explored the benefits of compassionate conversation, “Practicing Presence, Cultivating Conveners” invites both return participants and newcomers to imagine, articulate, and create a sustainable future for ongoing relational work in the greater SR-AHEC nine county service area.


  • Learn how to listen, learn, and lead across difference
  • Practice convening skills, including space making, active listening, dialogue framing, re-framing, and debriefing
  • Explore community needs for ongoing dialogue work
  • Design a process and practice for ongoing relational work appropriate to community interest and needs
  • Demonstrate increased competency in convening skills, including the capacity to invite others into conversation across difference
  • Articulate the value of dialogue work and the centrality of relationship to effective community-engaged convenings
  • Begin the work of planning and implementing a process for ongoing dialogue


  • Meredith A Doster, PhD


Physicians, advanced practitioners, interdisciplinary health care providers, residents and students, and community members

Available Credits

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 10.00
CEU 1.00
Contact Hours 10.00


There is no fee for this program. Participation is limited to first 20 registrants. Dinner is provided.


5 p.m. Dinner
5:30 p.m. Session Begins
7:30 p.m. Conclusion


For complete course brochure, click here.

Wildacres Leadership Initiative is connected with Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC.