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TRANSFORMATIONAL INTERGROUP DIALOGUE PROGRAM

The Transformational Intergroup Dialogue Program is a dialogic social justice education program that fosters participant engagement and learning across differences. Dialogues focus on race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and religion. The CSJME offers transformational intergroup dialogues for faculty, administrators, and staff to promote professional development and multicultural competency. Employees have the opportunity to contribute to their own professional development plans as they explore important social issues with colleagues from across the campus and region. Dialogues are offered throughout the year.

Temple University’s Transformational Intergroup Dialogue Program draws from two well-known and successful models for promoting democratic dialogue, action and civic engagement in the context of diversity: (a) the Michigan Intergroup Relations Model, a process used by the University of Michigan and others to promote intergroup dialogue and engagement in higher education settings; and (b)Transformational Social Therapy (TST), a process used internationally to promote knowledge sharing and collaborative action involving diverse parties in municipalities, civil society, educational settings, and other public arenas. Both models are informed by the theory and practice of multicultural citizenship and theory and research on learning and equitable social change in the context of diversity. TST’s grounding in depth psychology and critical social theory complements the Michigan Model by contributing a more robust understanding of the ways human needs and social structures interact and influence intergroup behavior.

Temple’s Transformational Intergroup Dialogue Program includes an Transformational Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training Institute that prepares university employees, as well as colleagues from other universities, and outside corporations and organizations, to facilitate dialogues within their departments, organizations, and institutions. Transformational Intergroup Dialogues are a means of engaging faculty, administrators, staff and students in better understanding race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and class.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP

The Graduate Certificate in Diversity Leadership is jointly sponsored by Temple University’s Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership and College of Education. The certificate is professionals interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in diversity leadership. For more information click here.

 

REAL TALK: ENGAGING DIVERSITY THROUGH INTERGROUP DIALOGUE

Real Talk: Engaging Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue is a one-day symposium that provides an opportunity for faculty, teachers, administrators, social service professionals, community leaders and activists to experience the power of dialogue.

TRANSFORMATIONAL DIVERSITY DIALOGUE GROUP MEETUP

This Meetup group is intended for people who want to build bridges between groups separated by race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion and ability; explore social and personal obstacles to intergroup relations; develop the skills and capacities for intergroup dialogue and engagement; and promote intergroup knowledge sharing and collaboration. For more information, click here.

TRANSFORMATIONAL INTERGROUP DIALOGUE TRAIN-THE-TRAINER PROGRAM

This training will help participants develop the skills to facilitate intergroup dialogues using the Transformational Intergroup Dialogue model. The training will take place July 23-25, 2014 at Temple University. For more information, please click here.

NATIONAL INTERGROUP DIALOGUE PROGRAMS, TRAININGS AND CONFERENCES

University of Michigan Intergroup Dialogue Institute

The Program on Intergroup Relations hosts an annual Intergroup Dialogue National Institutes for faculty and staff who wish to learn our philosophy and techniques for the purpose of creating dialogue programs on their own campuses. The Annual Intergroup Dialogue National Institute is usually held in June in Ann Arbor, Michigan.For more information on the Institute, please click here.