September 14, 2018 at 11:00 am

Ping Institute Teacher Workshop | Talk the Walk: Using Positive and Strengths-Based Language , Nov. 10

The Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities presents a free one-day workshop for secondary teachers titled “Talk the Walk: Using Positive and Strengths-Based Language” with Drs. Ashwini Ganeshan and Geneva Murray on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Ohio University.

Drs. Ganeshan and Murray will present a hands-on workshop that will uncover the myths and realities of how men and women use language differently. Through the use of linguistic examples, participants will discuss contextual and situational factors that influence language use and we also contemplate how through language we allow for the privileging of certain interactional styles in judging competence. The goal is twofold: to leave with an increased awareness of language use and to strengthen the ability to use more gender positive language at the workplace with colleagues and students.

Dr. Ashwini Ganeshan, who leads this workshop, is an Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages and a Fellow of the Ping Institute for the Humanities at Ohio University. She has published articles and presented her work at several national and international conferences on different topics in Hispanic Linguistics including her most recent research on language and gender.

Dr. Geneva Murray is the Director of the Women’s Center at Ohio University and she oversees several leadership programs, including Women Leading OHIO, the Women’s Mentoring Program, and the Young Women Leaders Program. Her work on leadership for women was recognized in 2017 by the International Leadership Association’s Women and Leadership Affinity Group’s award for Outstanding Practice with Local Impact. She also teaches courses in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program and in the Patton College of Education.

The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 2.  To register, please email your name, home address, email address, and school affiliation to  Contact Bryan Baur at (740) 597-2157 or by email at with any questions.

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