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The Program on Intergroup Relations hosts a National Intergroup Dialogue Institute annually for faculty and staff who wish to learn our philosophy and techniques for the purpose of creating dialogue programs on their own campuses.
The National Institute will be held June 17th - 20th, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Join us in learning about intergroup dialogue and how you might use it at your institution!
Explore the overall dialogue framework and The Michigan Model
Strategize the development and support of academic and co-curricular programs
Participate in engaging activities commonly used in intergroup dialogue settings
While we will engage in interactive activities, the purpose of this Institute is to demonstrate the curriculum and structure of intergroup dialogue.
The Institute provides support and skiils for applying the pedagogy on home campuses. (Time does not permit formal facilitator training, although there is discussion of next steps in this regard.)
Would you like to be added to the National Intergroup Dialogue Institute mailing list?
We recommend bringing teams from your institution, as time will be dedicated to strategizing the development and support of programs at your particular institution. Additionally, we strongly recommend that undergraduate or graduate students attending the institute be accompanied by a faculty/staff member and/or be a part of an institutional team.
Registration for the Institute has been limited to a maximum number of 70 people in order to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of all attendees. Group registrations may not exceed 6 persons, and one institution may not register more than 8 people total. Please contact IGR before registering if you plan on bringing more than 6 people from your institution or program to the Institute.
The drop-dead deadline for registration is Friday, June 5th. However, if we reach capacity before June 5th, registration will close earlier.
Early Bird Registration Rates
(Before May 1, 2015)
Regular Registration Rates
(After May 1, 2015)
Institutional Teams of 4 People
Each Additional Individual After 4 People (up to 2 additional)
** There will be no onsite registration. Furthermore, you must order additional books as part of your registration / ahead of time, as we will not have onsite book purchases. **
Registration rates include:
4 day attendance
Lunch on all days
Snacks during breaks
A flash drive with all of the institute power point presentations, many of our exercises/activities, our complete dialogue curriculum, and other training information and assessment tools
A DVD video describing our intergroup dialogue program (1 per institution, 2 for institutions with more than 4 (5+) participant registrations)
Your institution/national program would be responsible for airfares and housing in Ann Arbor.
We are able to accept payment via check or credit card
Credit Card Payment
Payment is accepted via Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Card. Payments will appear as a charge from Conference Management Services. Your credit card will be charged at the time you complete your online registration.
If paying by check, we allow a three (3) week grace period from the time you submit your registration to receiving your check. If we do not receive your check three (3) weeks after your registration submission, your registration will be cancelled.
Please mail a copy of your registration confirmation AND your check made payable to the University of
Conference and Event Services
University of Michigan
c/o Jessica Weirauch, Manager
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
You will receive an email confirmation and receipt immediately after registering for the Institute. A pre-questionnaire and map will be emailed to each individual closer to the start of the Institute.
Cancellation notification must be received no later than May 30, 2015 in order to qualify for a refund, less a $50.00 administrative fee. Those who register, but fail to cancel by the deadline and do not attend the Institute, will not be eligible for a refund. Substitute attendees are welcome. For cancellations or substitutions please email email@example.com or call (734) 764-2000.
In the unlikely event that the Institute must be canceled, the entire submitted registration fee will be refunded without further liability on the part of the organizers.
Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel Information
3200 Boardwalk Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 - (734) 996-0600
We have secured a block of rooms at the conference site (Sheraton Ann Arbor), which is approximately 3 miles from the University of Michigan Central Campus. Rooms are available at $130/night for a single or double room, $140/night for a triple room, and $150/night for a quad room. Institute group rates are in effect until Wednesday, May 20, 2015 and subject to availability. Guests can make reservations by calling 888-627-7098, or by visiting the StarWood online reservation system: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/IGR2015.
The most inexpensive way of getting from the airport to Ann Arbor is via the Michigan Flyer. Information can be found and reservations can be made at the Michigan Flyer website. If you are taking the Michigan Flyer and staying at the Sheraton Ann Arbor, we recommend traveling to Ann Arbor Kensington Court (610 Hilton Blvd. Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108) rather than Blake Transit Center, as the former is 0.5 miles away from the Sheraton.
Other travel arrangements may be made through a taxi or car service. U.S. Limo Sedan & Taxi Service has 24-hour service and a variety of transportation services. Information can be found and reservations can be made at the U.S. Limo Sedan & Taxi Service website.
There are also taxis at the airport. A few local companies are: