ALA 320: Training in Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation


ALA 320 is cross-listed with Sociology 320 and Psychology 310. Students interested in Training in Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation should read through the information below and complete an online Training application.

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(s)

Departmental permission is required. Please complete the online training application: Fall 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, fall 2023

Required retreat:

  • Friday, September 8, 4-6pm
  • Saturday, September 9, 9am-5pm (Lunch provided but not mandatory)
  • Sunday, September 10, 10-4 (Lunch provided but not mandatory)

Class Meetings:

  • Section 001: W, 10am-12pm from September 20th- November 15th
  • Section 002: TH, 1-3pm from September 21st- November 16th





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