Intergroup Relations

The National Intergroup Dialogue Institute, June 14 through 17, 2021.

The 2021 Virtual National Intergroup Dialogue Institute

June 14-17, 2021

9 am - 5 pm ET, daily


Registration for the 2021 Virtual Institute is filled. Please subscribe to The Institute mailing list if you are interested in receiving information about the 2022 National Intergroup Dialogue Institute when that becomes available.


A note about Institute registration: We would like to open up as much space as possible for attendees from colleges and universities who have never or rarely sent participants to the Institute. Upon submitting your registration, if we note that you are affiliated with a college or university that has sent participants to the Institute multiple times in recent history, we will follow up with you to discuss our approach and your options for this year in more detail. If you have any questions, please contact

The National Intergroup Dialogue Institute (The Institute) is an annual opportunity for higher education professionals (faculty and staff) to learn the philosophy and model of IGR for the purposes of creating dialogue programs on their home campuses. 

This year, The Institute will be held virtually from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET on June 14-17, 2021.

Join us in learning about intergroup dialogue and how you might use it at your institution!

  • Learn and understand intergroup dialogue pedagogy (The Michigan Model)
  • Engage participants in experiential learning commonly used in intergroup dialogue
  • Explore and strategize the development and support of academic and co-curricular dialogue programs and dialogic learning to fit your campus needs

Table at Intergroup Dialogue Institute

While we will engage in interactive activities, the purpose of The Institute is to demonstrate the curriculum and structure of intergroup dialogue.

The Institute provides support and skills for applying the pedagogy on home campuses. (This is NOT a Train-the-Trainer Institute. Time does not permit formal facilitator training, although there is a discussion of next steps in this regard.)

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2021 Registration Information

Registration for the 2021 Institute will open on February 24, 2021.

We strongly recommend bringing teams of up to 4 individuals 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 60 people in order to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of all attendees.


Registration Rates

Individual Cost


Institutional Teams of 4 People


**Registration is required to participate in The 2021 Institute.**

Registration rate includes:

  • 4-day attendance at the virtual Institute

  • Access to all of The Institute powerpoint presentations, many of our exercises/activities, our complete dialogue curriculum, and other training information and assessment tools

Tentative Institute 2021 Schedule.

Payment Information

We are able to accept payment via check or credit card. For questions about your payment, please contact

Credit Card Payment

Payment is accepted via Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Card. You can either submit your credit card information at the time of registration or you can log back in to submit your information. Once you receive a confirmation email, the credit card on file will be charged - if you entered the information during registration. This entire process is a secure payment site that processes your credit card payment.

If paying by credit card, we allow a three (3) week grace period from the time your registration is approved to receiving your credit card payment. If we do not receive your payment three (3) weeks after your registration confirmation, your registration will be canceled.

Check Payment

During your registration, please indicate that your institution will be paying via check. Include your mailing address within your registration in order for us to send a invoice. If paying by check, we allow a three (3) week grace period from the time your registration is approved to receiving your check. If we do not receive your check three (3) weeks after your registration confirmation, your registration will be canceled.

Please mail a copy of your invoice AND check made payable to the University of Michigan to:

IGR National Intergroup Dialogue Institute

Attn: Angela Wagner

University of Michigan

1000 McIntyre Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2494


Immediately after registering for the Institute, you will receive a submission confirmation email. This does not mean that you have secured a registration spot for the Institute, this only means that we have received your submission. After your registration has been approved by IGR staff you will receive a registration approval email. If you submitted a credit card payment, your card will be charged and your registration approval email will provide information on the transaction. If you have not submitted your payment method, you can log into your registration to make changes such as indicating a check payment or entering credit card information. A pre-questionnaire will be emailed to each individual closer to the start of the Institute.


Cancellation notification must be received no later than May 14, 2021, 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 so long as we are notified by May 14, 2021. For cancellations or substitutions please email or call 734-615-1458.

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.

Contact Information

Questions about The Institute or Registration? 

Phone: 734-615-1458