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introduction to TRANSFORMATIONAL INTERGROUP DIALOGUE facilitation

This program is geared towards professionals who are interested in improving their skills in developing, implementing and facilitating intergroup dialogues. This program has relevance for those interested in cross-cultural communication; intergroup and intercultural relations; teaching courses on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, class, and multicultural education; and managing and leading diverse groups. For additonal information on this model, please link to our train-the-trainer page by clicking here.

TRAINING AND LEARNING GOALS

The training will integrate academic and experiential learning and intergroup dialogue practice. Participants will explore their personal and interpersonal capacities for diversity/intergroup facilitation.

The goal is for participants to be able to:

  • Understand the goals of transformational intergroup dialogue facilitation;
  • Explore their individual obstacles for effective intergroup dialogue facilitation; and
  • Experience the emotional and interpersonal challenges that intergroup dialogue presents for individuals and groups.

DATES, TIMES, AND LOCATION:

Monday, April 28 from 9am to 5pm. The location for the training is the main campus of Temple University, 1801 N. Broad Street, Conwell Hall, Suite 303.

COST AND REGISTRATION:

This training is free but requires advanced registration. Anyone interested in participating must register to participate online.

To registration online please click here.

Wednesday, April 23 is the deadline to register.

FACILITATOR:

TCHET DEREIC DORMAN

Tchet Dereic Dormanis the Director of the Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education in the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership at Temple University. Tchet has a wide variety of experiences over the past 25 years as a university instructor and administrator, having worked at 14higher education institutions, including Temple University, Lebanon Valley College, Albright College, Swarthmore College, the University of Pennsylvania, Oberlin College, and Philadelphia University.

As the Director of the Center he created Temple’s first Intergroup Dialogue Program, facilitating sustained dialogue groups related to race, gender/sexism, sexual orientation, religion and socio-economic status for students, faculty, staff and professionals from throughout the region; created the Intergroup Dialogues Facilitator Training Institute, providing a train-the-trainer opportunity for faculty, administrators, and professionals. Over the past two year’s, the Institute has sponsored a one-day symposium titled Real Talk: Engaging Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue (http://www.temple.edu/ideal/sss/IGD/EngagingDiversitySymposium.html) to provide professional development to faculty, teachers, administrators, social service professionals, community leaders and activistsfrom throughout the Philadelphia region. Furthermore, over the past three years, he has co-sponsored faculty development and training related to race through Temple’s Teaching and Learning Center (http://diverseeducation.com/article/51111/#).

As an outgrowth of the Intergroup Dialogue Program, he developed a strategic partnership with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies of the College of Education to create the Graduate Certificate in Diversity Leadership (http://www.temple.edu/ideal/CertificateinDiversityLeadership.html), a four-course, twelve-credit graduate diversity education program geared for professionals who teach, facilitate, train and lead in educational, community, corporate and public settings. The Certificate has provided an intensive model for intercultural skill development for a wide variety of professionals from throughout the Philadelphia region, providing a unique opportunity for faculty, administrators, and other professionals to learn the Transformational Social Therapy model. As part of the Certificate he co-teaches the first course, Emotions, Diversity and Democratic Leadership.

He has also been the Director of Multicultural Affairs at both Albright College and Lebanon Valley College and the Director of the Ronald McNair Faculty-In-Training Program at Temple University. He also taught courses at Temple, including African American History, African Literature and Introduction to African American Studies; at Community College of Philadelphia, he has taught Introduction to Sociology and Cultural Anthropology; taught a Multiculturalism and the American Identity at LVC; and taught Black History at Harrisburg Area Community College.

He served as the National Secretary of the African Heritage Studies Association for over five years, the President of the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)and presently serves on the national board of NAME as a Regional Director.For the past eight years, he has been a major organizer of the Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs on the statewide level and in both central and southeastern Pennsylvania.

He has also made over 100 presentations promoting multicultural competency, inclusion, bias awareness, and leadership development at conferences, educational institutions, and various organizations across the country. In 2007, Tchet received theEducator of the Year Awardfrom the National Association for Multicultural Education.

Tchet is an advanced doctoral student in African American Studies at Temple University, where he also received his master’s in African American Studies. He received his bachelor’s degree in Black Studies and Government from Oberlin College in Ohio.