Published: March 8, 2016

Call for Applications to Attend the National Intergroup Dialogue Institute As Part of a CU-Boulder TeamIntergroup Dialogue Training Opportunity

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE) will cover the registration costs for a team of four CU-Boulder faculty/staff to attend this year's National Intergroup Dialogue Institute from June 20-23, 2016. 

CU-Boulder Participants in this Institute will be expected to help an existing "Intergroup Relations (IGR) Working Group" at CU-Boulder develop intergroup dialogue practices at CU-Boulder, including helping further dialogues as part of the bi-annual Diversity and Inclusivity Summits.

The IGR Working Group at CU-Boulder was founded by four faculty members who attended the Institute in 2014. The CU-Boulder IGR Working Group will be soliciting and reviewing applications for participation in this year's Institute.

If you are interested in attending this Institute, please submit (via email):

  • your contact information and CU affiliation/position
  • a brief statement on your interest in this Institute and what you feel you can bring to the CU-Boulder IGR Working Group 

Submissions should be sent to Alphonse Keasley ( by April 5, 2016.

Institute Participants will need to secure their own funding for transportation and housing. The funding from ODECE is only covering the registration fees for the Institute.

Intergroup Dialogue Training Opportunity

Information about the Institute:

The University of Michigan's Program on Intergroup Relations is hosting its annual National Intergroup Dialogue Institute from June 20-23, 2016 at the Sheraton Ann Arbor, 3200 Boardwalk Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. The Institute is designed for faculty and staff who are interested in expanding and assessing intergroup dialogue programs already in place or are interested in starting one at their institutions.
The goals of the Institute are to:

  • Participate in engaging activities commonly used in intergroup dialogue settings
  • Explore the overall dialogue framework and The Michigan Model
  • Strategize the development and support of academic and co-curricular dialogue programs

While the Institute will engage in interactive activities, the purpose of this Institute is to demonstrate the curriculum and structure of intergroup dialogue. Facilitator and “train the trainer” workshops are not included as part of this Institute.