Intergroup Relations

Training students W19

ALA/SOC 320, PSYCH 310: Training in Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation (2 credits)*

This course is designed to give students a foundation for the effective facilitation of structured multicultural intergroup dialogues as a social justice education tool. It is intended for students who wish to facilitate intergroup dialogues in a future semester. The topics of this course include group facilitation skills and their applications in inclusive, diverse settings; group processes and dynamics involving social power; social identity group development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; difference and dominance, and the nature of social oppression.  

Course Requirement: Departmental Permission is required. Please complete the online training application:

Winter 2023 Application

Intended Audience: For students who are interested in learning to facilitate intergroup dialogues and plan to take IGR's practicum course in a future semester.

This course is required to fulfill the Facilitator track of the Minor in Intergroup Relations Education.

Class Format - Winter 2023

Required Retreat: 

  • Friday, January 20, 4-6pm
  • Saturday, January 21, 9am-5pm (Lunch provided but not mandatory)
  • Sunday, January 22, 10-4 (Lunch provided but not mandatory)

Class Meetings:

  • Section 003: T, 2-4pm from January 30th- April 4th
  • Section 004: W, 1-3pm from February 1- April 5th

Questions? Email igrcourses@umich.edu