The Conversation Man
Khalon Blakeney began his journey as a sophomore who wanted to facilitate dialogues for the World in Conversation, an organization on Penn State’s campus that allows students to talk about taboo subjects. He worked to become a facilitator, then a dialogue assistant, to his current position on the junior staff: Facilitation Coach. He works with students every day to help them navigate these dialogues and the difficulties they may come across.
Khalon, a senior, likes to think of himself as different from a lot of people on this campus because he recognizes the importance of meaningful conversation. He understands that asking the right open-ended questions is the key to getting a more detailed answer. After learning about the Socratic Method, Khalon tries his best to incorporate these skills into his daily life.
As he is straddling the line between student and teacher, Khalon learns what he can offer to help people achieve the same growth and success that he has had.