Upcoming Online Dialogues and Trainings

In Progress - Fall 2020
Online Dialogues (Level 1 Course) - A Co-Facilitated Dialogue Learning Experience

Experience the intergroup dialogue process with other professionals

  • Learn and practice dialogue communication skills
  • Gain awareness of how our identities/differences impact how we relate to one another
  • Develop skills for addressing conflicts
  • Gain capacity to take action to increase equity and justice

Space is Limited

Fridays, 10 am – 12 noon PT/ 1-3 pm ET
Dates:  August 28, September 11, September 18, September 25, October 2

Previous 5-session Online Dialogue started April 10, 2020

Fridays, 11 am – 1 pm PT/ 2-4 pm ET
Dates:  April 10, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8

4-session Online Dialogue started September 24, 2019

Tuesdays, 12-2 pm PT/ 3-5 pm ET
Dates:  September 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 15

5-session Online Intergroup Dialogue started August 30, 2019

Fridays, 9-11 am PT/ 12-2 pm ET
Dates:  August 30, September 6, September 13, September 20, October 18

4-session Pilot Online Dialogue started April 19, 2019

Dates: April 19, April 22, April 29, May 3
Times:  1-3 pm PT/ 4-6 pm ET

Coming October 16, 2020!
8-session Online Dialogue Facilitation Training (Level 2 Course)

Learn the pedagogy and facilitation skills/process for facilitating an intergroup dialogue

  • Enhance skills for deeper listening, empathy, and engagement in groups 
  • Increase capacity to support productive dialogue on controversial issues
  • Opportunity to practice, receive feedback, and improve facilitation skills

Space is Limited

Fridays, 10 am – 12:30 pm PT / 1 – 3:30 pm ET

Dates:  October 16, October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13, November 20, December 4, December 11 (no training on 11/27)

Previous 8-session Online Dialogue Facilitation Training started on May 29, 2020

Fridays, 10 am – 12:30 pm PT / 1 – 3:30 pm ET

Dates:  May 29, June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

Saturdays, 10 am – 12 noon PT / 1 – 3 pm ET

Dates:  January 25, February 1, February 8, February 15, February 22, February 29, March 7, March 14

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Testimonials

At Kellogg School of Management [at Northwestern University], we are focused on developing the leaders of tomorrow - and cultural competency and inclusion behaviors are critical. This introduction to and practice of InterGroup Dialogue by these excellent facilitators provided an opportunity to develop skills that I hope to bring into my daily work with fellow administrators as well as our students and Executive Education participants. Teresa and Anna were fantastic - knowledgeable, kind, and effective. Using videoconference technology made it possible to dialogue with individuals all over the country - an experience I will always appreciate and never forget. Thank you!

Lillian Murphy
Client and Group Sales Support Coordinator, Executive Education, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

I've completed IGD training in both the face-to-face and online formats, and I was really struck by how powerful the online format can be. The facilitators are awesome at leveraging the tools of the platform to facilitate trust and community building so that sensitive dialogue can take place. I left feeling really connected to my group even though I haven't actually met any of them in person.

Brad Daniels
Curriculum Designer, Southern New Hampshire University

Online intergroup dialogue allowed me the space and time to sit differently with the work of social justice. I appreciate the connection we all made and the transparency that emerged as we shared together and leaned into hard spaces with one another in support. Fantastic work!

Dr. LaKendra Hardware
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Goshen College

IGD training can be tough but Anna and Teresa create such a strong community of learners from the beginning. I continue to tell colleagues from across the country about this experience. The online format was a bit intimidating to me at first but I instantly adjusted and appreciated this format.

Nathan Thomson
Assistant Director for Residential Education, Central Michigan University

Teresa & Anna are skillful facilitators, and participating in their online Intergroup Dialogue series was well worth the time! As a fellow change agent in the world, I'm better for meeting them and all the people in my cohort.

I enjoyed the opportunity to talk with people from different backgrounds about topics that we often do not talk about. The facilitators created a very comfortable climate for this learning. I will definitely use some of the approaches I learned in other settings to promote open dialogue on challenging topics.

Dr. Patreese Ingram
Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs, Penn State University

This was one of the best things I could have done for myself. As a facilitator it is emotionally liberating to participate with others doing this and other social work!

The dialogue approach and the willingness of colleagues I don't know to be candid had me wanting it to not end.

Jack Doppelt
Professor, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

I was skeptical when I applied to this program: It sounded too politically correct for my taste. However, this program opened up insight to some of the most pressing social topics of our time. Meeting passionate, civic-minded people online and having expert mediators to help move the intergroup dialogue along within a safe online space was transformational. There are discussions, debates, and then there is dialogue. Join. You’ll want (and need) to learn more about communication and yourself.

Anna and Teresa created a safe and affirming space within which participants can open up and share the personal stories that make the theory come alive so that “aha’s” can happen.

Je’anna Clements
Self-Directed Education community founder, facilitator, and trainer, Riverstone Village South Africa

The online intergroup dialogue led by Anna Yeakley and Teresa Brett was a transformative experience. Together with a group of peers, we worked through the four stages of IGD. I really got to know our co-participants and facilitators. I left with a deeper understanding of intergroup dialogue and how it assists with understanding of power and oppression with real experiences shared by the group. The group was held accountable for outside of class work that enhanced the experience and made us utilize the tools in our lives. I gained so much from participating in this group and plan to continue my IGD practice.

Leea Allerding
Human Resources Officer, University of Michigan School of Education

Consulting Services

Half-day, full-day, and multi-session workshops to support campuses and organizations in:

• Capacity building for developing intergroup dialogue programs
• Capacity building for addressing issues of equity and inclusion
• Skill development for faculty/staff on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion
• Tools for creating a more welcoming, inclusive environment

Possible Workshop/Training Topics:

• Dialogue Skills for Inclusive Teaching Practices
• Dialogue Skills for Faculty and Staff
• Dialogue Facilitation Skills
• Strategies for Responding to Offensive Comments and Behaviors
• Processing Conflict and Desired Next Steps
• Expanding our Understanding of Diverse Social Identities and Experiences

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Available for one-on-one coaching/consultation

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