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Kelly Carter Merrill


Kelly Carter Merrill Merrill is a professor of communication studies at Randolph-Macon and nonprofit studies at the University of Richmond. She is a facilitator of difficult conversations for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (Initiatives of Change USA); White Ally Toolkit; Ben Franklin Circles, and Richmond Hill. Kelly has over 25 years of experience in higher education (administration and faculty) and authored five book chapters, five research journal articles, and presented at over 20 national and international conferences. Kelly blogs at Gray Areas ( about the gray areas of life and current events.  

Navigating Difficult Conversations

October 22, 2019

9:30am - 2:30pm


Registration Deadline: October 18, 2019

Collegiate School

103 N. Mooreland Rd.

Richmond, VA 23229

During a time of polarized rhetoric and ineffective modes of communication, this unique workshop develops the capacity of independent school educators to become change agents within their own communities. Dr. Kelly Carter Merrill will engage participants in a variety of exercises and skill-building moments to practice courageous conversations that aim to heal division, build healthy and diverse communities, and transform each individual's ability to bravely step into dialogues about any seemingly divisive topic.

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