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The Transformational Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training Institute is sponsoring a series of dialogues for advanced facilitators on an invitation only basis during the spring academic semester. The goals of the workshops are to: 1) improve facilitation skills, 2) deepen understanding of major social justice issues, 3) dialogue about the dialogic process, 4) improve the relationships of facilitators, 5) practice facilitating dialogues, 6) help participants to explore their major obstacles to facilitating diverse groups and 7) build a community of transformational intergroup dialogue facilitators.


  • Sex Isn’t Always Black & White, Let’s Play In The Grey

    October 28, 2013 3-5pm

    Facilitators: Tiffenia Archie, Ph.D., Director, Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy, and Leadership, Temple University, and Kimberly Chestnut, Ph.D., Director, Wellness Resource Center, Temple University

    Postponed-Flip The Script Before It Flips You: A Theatre Of The Oppressed Workshop Exploring How We Mobilize Power

    November 12, 2013 3-5pm

  • Special Location: Multi-Purpose Room, 1300 Residence Hall, 1300 Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

  • Facilitator: Lisa Jo Epstein, Ph.D., Artistic Director, Gas & Electric Arts,

    Socially Just: Moving Beyond Equality

    December 4, 2013 3-5pm

    Facilitator: Carl S. Moore, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Teaching & Learning Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Education, Temple University

    Description: Social justice oriented blind spots may sometimesencouragetangible results of fairness but lackthe promotion truly valuing others. How do we maintain the aim for equality but make sure we are also concurrently promoting respect for the core of a person’shumanity? How do we avoid theoppressed becoming the oppressor?Join us as we discuss such issues and considerations for how TST can assist us in becoming more socially just.

    Owning Your Shadow: Improving Diversity Facilitation by Confronting the Violence Within

    December 16, 2013 3-5pm

    Facilitator: Tchet Dereic Dorman, Director, Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education, Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership, Temple University

    Description: For facilitators to be effective in supporting the learning of those they are teaching or guiding, facilitators must be aware of their own racist, sexist, homophobic, ageist, etc., behavior and attitudes.  While a great deal can be done to mitigate the impact of bias, facilitators must work diligently to understand, manage and control their violence.  This workshop will help participants to learn the benefits of sharing your shadows with critical friends.

    The workshops will be held in Conwell Hall, 4th Floor Conference Room.
    • Participation in these workshops is reserved for a select group of individuals who are advanced in intergroup dialogue facilitation as practitioners or theoreticians and have participated in IDEAL programs. All participants must be approved by the Director of the Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education. Recommendations for additional participants can be submitted to the Director at anytime.