IGR Facilitator Training Course


This is the first†course†in a two-course†sequence†designed to give students a foundation in awareness, knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to effectively facilitate multicultural group interactions including structured intergroup dialogues. The topics of this†course†include social identity group development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; difference and dominance and the nature of social oppression; culture, cultural cues and judgments; basic group facilitation skills and their applications in a multicultural setting.

ALA 320 is cross-listed with Sociology 320 and Psychology 310.†Students interested in Processes of Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation should read through the information below and complete an online Training application.

Designed to provide the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate multicultural group interactions, The Program on Intergroup Relationsí facilitator training course (ALA 320) develops basic group facilitation skills through theoretical and experiential learning on topics such as group dynamics, conflict intervention, intergroup communication, and community building. Students will engage in discussions, activities, and readings focused on prejudice, stereotyping, privilege, oppression, social identity, group development.

Intergroup dialogue facilitators are trained undergraduate students who lead a group of peers through a semester of intergroup dialogue. Facilitators are trained in dialogic communication, group building, conflict surfacing and de-escalation, and social justice education. They work in pairs to facilitate dialogue, not simply as teachers, but also as learners with dialogue participants.
The semester following completion of the course, students enroll in Psych 311/Soc 321/ALA 321: Practicum in Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation, in which they serve as peer facilitators for IGRís Intergroup Dialogue Course Sociology 122/Psychology 122/ALA 122. Recent trainees have facilitated intergroup dialogues with topics such as Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Socio-economic Class, International and U.S., Religion, Sexual Orientation, Arab/Jewish, Ableism, and White Racial Identity.


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Country: USA
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Grade level: Undergraduate
GPA: 3
Need or Merit: Merit
Race: All
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Religion: All
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Veterans: Yes
Employment: Yes
Community Service: No
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