Intergroup Relations

CommonGround Workshop Program

The Program on Intergroup Relations

Student Coordinator Position

 

CommonGround was born from the hard work and dedication of the 6 original student coordinators who invented the name and developed the program structure.  Today, the student coordinator team is still strong, and has adapted to meet the needs of the ever-growing CommonGround program.  This team is still a primary source of innovation and feedback for the program’s growth and direction with the primarily goal of  implementation of community building events that promote a positive and connected CommonGround community and programs that look to develop skills, resources, and knowledge around facilitation. The Student Coordinators also lead marketing and recruitment initiatives to recruit new Workshop Facilitators and Student Coordinators

 

Student Coordinator Goals:

  • Develop skills and knowledge in marketing, recruitment, building community and general facilitation
  • Support CommonGround Facilitators in the areas of workshop facilitation skills, dialogic pedagogy, and professional development.
  • Promote a positive and connected CommonGround community.
  • Lead Marketing and Recruitment Efforts

 

Team Structure:

  • Student Coordinators will have an opportunity to be a part of one of the following teams:
    • Facilitator Support Team
    • Professional Development Team
    • Yearbook Team and Social Team.

 

 Facilitator Support Team: Look to develop facilitation support tools and resources such as new Workshop Activities and Icebreakers, to help advance the CommonGround Program.

 

Professional Development: Look to increase the visibility of how the skills and experiences learned within CommonGround can be transferred in other areas of life. Develop programs and resources that will increase hard and soft skills of workshop facilitators.

 

Yearbook and Social Team: Community Building focus team that looks to create a fun, inclusive, interactive, and sometimes challenging space.

 

 

Commitments for Student Coordinators:

  • Marketing and Recruitment of CommonGround Workshops and Program
  • Attending the CommonGround Retreat (January 19, 20, and 21, 2018)**
  • Small and Large Group Meetings
  • 10 hours per month (1-2.5 hours a week, may vary per team)
  • Sign commitment contract

Apply to be a Student Coordinator

 

Deadline: January 15, 2018 

 

Please email us at igrcommonground@umich.edu with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

Request a Workshop

  • We are currently accepting workshop requests for the Winter semester (workshops held between January- April 2018).
  • At this time, we are at capacity for January and February and cannot take any more workshop requests for these months. There is still availability for workshops in March and April.

 We appreciate your understanding and look forward to working with you!

  • Requests must be submitted three (3) weeks prior to the intended workshop date.
  • The general purpose of these workshops is to create interactive spaces to engage in dialogue about social justice and social identity. If your organization is seeking mediation, the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (www.oscr.umich.edu) or Student Activities and Leadership's Student Organization Support can serve as resources