National Intergroup Dialogue Institute

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June 10-13, 2024  
Virtual  |  Registration coming early 2024  
$1,450/person or $5,000 for a team of 4

The National Intergroup Dialogue Institute (IGD 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.  

Scope of programming

The Institute provides support and skills for applying the pedagogy on home campuses. 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

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

Sample schedule from the 2023 virtual IGD Institute 

Important! Almost all sessions at the IGD Institute are required for all participants. Participants should plan to block 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Thursday for programming.

 Day 1 (Monday)Day 2 (Tuesday)Day 3 (Wednesday)Day 4 (Thursday)

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. ET

Independent work time

Asynchronous pre-work for day 1 sessions

(on your own)

Asynchronous pre-work for day 2 sessions

(on your own)

Asynchronous pre-work for day 3 sessions

(on your own)

Asynchronous pre-work for day 4 sessions

(on your own)

1:00 - 12:00 p.m. ET

Synchronous sessions

Institute welcome


Q&A session #1

Focus: Day 1 & 2 asynchronous content 


Q&A session #2

Focus: Day 3 asynchronous content


Next steps


12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ETBreakBreakBreakBreak

1:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET

Synchronous sessions

Cluster group #1


Cluster group #2


Cluster group #3


Cluster group #4


4:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET

Synchronous sessions

Cluster Group social gathering (optional)Institute-wide social gathering (optional)Cluster group debrief (optional)

Institute closing 



Registration will be available starting in early 2024. Subscribe to our mailing list below to receive updates.

  • Team of 4 (highly recommended): $5,000
  • Individual: $1,450

We strongly recommend bringing teams of up to four 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 IGD Institute be accompanied by a faculty/staff member and/or be a part of an institutional team.

Registration for the IGD 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.  

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