Online Dialogue: Engaging Across Differences (Details and Application Form)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
This will be a 5-session interactive intergroup dialogue experience, co-facilitated by professional dialogue facilitators and trainers, Teresa Graham Brett and Anna Yeakley.  Space is limited, and participants must commit to attending all sessions.

This course is valued at $300-$500, but given the current economic impacts on many individuals, we are providing this course at a "pay what you can" (sliding scale: $50-$150) rate, with scholarships considered.  No payment is due at this time.   Those whose applications are accepted will receive a confirmation email by April 3.
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Fridays:  April 10, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8
11:00-1:00 p.m. Pacific, 12:00-2:00 p.m. Mountain, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Central, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern
More Details on Online Intergroup Dialogue Course
"At its heart, intergroup dialogue is a sustained, intentional effort to bring diverse people together to collectively build something greater than any of us as individuals may accomplish." (Gurin, Nagda, & Zuñiga, 2013).

You are invited to participate in an online intergroup dialogue experience over 5 sessions using Zoom. The co-facilitators, Anna Yeakley and Teresa Graham Brett, each have over 20 years of intergroup dialogue facilitation and training experience.

Each session will cover one of the 4 stages of Intergroup Dialogue, based on the model that was developed at the University of Michigan 30 years ago, with the final session being an opportunity to report, share, and receive additional coaching on possible applications of the dialogue skills to personal and professional settings.

Some of the key skills to be covered in each online dialogue session include:

 Session 1 (April 10): Learn and practice dialogue communication skills for engaging across differences
 Session 2 (April 17): Understand how our differences in identities/experiences impact how we relate to one another,
 Session 3 (April 24): Develop skills for engaging in controversial/hot topics and addressing conflict,
 Session 4 (May 1): Gain capacity to take action as allies and support social change
 Session 5 (May 8): Report back, share and receive coaching on applying dialogue skills, Next Steps

Each 2-hour dialogue session will be highly interactive and will scaffold the development of knowledge and skills over the 5 sessions.  It is, therefore, imperative that all participants be available for all 5 sessions.  

If you are interested in participating in this online dialogue experience, we ask you to answer the questions below.  This information will be help the facilitators know a little more about your experience and interests, which may be used to guide the design of the group activities and questions, and may help in the selection of participants if interest is greater than capacity.  The personal information you provide here is confidential and will only be read by the two facilitators.  
Name (first and last) *
Email Address *
Professional Position/Role
Institution, Company, or Organization (and city, state, country location), if applicable
1.  What interests you to be part of this Online Intergroup Dialogue Course? *
2.  What have been your previous experiences with diversity and/or social justice education/training (including intergroup dialogues)? *
3.  What are some specific knowledge and/or skills you would like to like to gain from this experience? *
4.  Following the online dialogue sessions, what are some ways that you hope to apply what you have learned? *
5.  Your Learning/Participation Style
a)  How easy do you find it to talk about your life experiences with others? *
not easy
very easy
b)  What is your comfort level dealing with disagreements and differences of opinion in a group? *
not comfortable
very comfortable
c)   Anything else you would like us to know about your learning style?
6.  Your Social Identities
Because intergroup dialogues involve the exploration and sharing about our social identities, we would appreciate knowing a little bit about how you experience your different identities.

Some examples of social identities are how you identify in terms of your race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, religious/spiritual identity, ability/disability status, age, immigration/citizenship status, nationality, etc.  For example, you may identify as a young, Mexican-American heterosexual woman from a middle-class background, who is currently able-bodied and is agnostic.

All of your responses will be kept confidential and will only be seen by the facilitators.
a) Which are some of your identities that you think about the most and why?   *
b) Which are some of your identities that you think about the least and Why?   *
c) Which identities most impact how you see yourself and why? *
d) Which identities most impact how others see you and why? *
Online Dialogue Participation
7.  Are you able to commit to the 5 online dialogue sessions? (1) April 10, (2) April 17, (3) April 24, (4) May 1, and (5) May 8, from 11 am-1pm Pacific/2-4 pm Eastern? *
If you anticipate something that might prevent you from participating during all 5 sessions, please explain below:
Payment Offer/ Scholarship Request
We are offering this course at a "pay what you can" rate (sliding scale, $50-$150), with scholarships considered.
8.  Please let us know what you would be able to pay for the course on a sliding scale ($50-$150).  If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please indicate below with brief explanation.  
Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
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