East Campus Library
Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) is a nationally recognized, evidence-based program that brings together small groups of individuals with different social identities to share their experiences and gain deeper understanding of each other.
The Spring 2013 Group will focus on gender and will be led by Art Dean and Harriet Cobb. The 9-week (2 hours per meeting) group experience can hold up to 10 participants, with a balance of those identifying as female (5) and male (5). A facilitative and accepting environment is created so participants can feel comfortable in engaging in authentic dialogue.
Neither a debate format nor a purely intellectual discussion, the model uses the dialogue method developed by the Program on Intergroup Relations at the University of Michigan. This program has been recognized by the American Association of Higher Education and the American College Personnel Association for its effectiveness, in addition to its endorsement by President Clinton's Initiative on Race and the US Department of Education's Gender Association.
Participants completing the program will be eligible for training to lead IGD groups using this model.
Art Dean, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity
Harriet Cobb, Professor, Graduate Psychology
Applications will be due on Thursday January 24, 2013 by 5:00 pm.
Tuesdays, February 5 - March 26
3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Miller Hall G-0006