We are excited to announce applications are open for the Winter 2022 cohort of the Dialogue Facilitation Lab. The Dialogue Facilitation Lab is a professional development seminar for faculty, staff, and graduate students looking to integrate dialogue facilitation skills with their leadership, teaching or research practices.

The Dialogue Facilitation Lab welcomes practitioners of all skill and experience levels. Below are a few more details about our program goals, outcomes, and commitments.

Program Goals

  • The Dialogue Facilitation Lab aims to: 
    • Raise the confidence and capacity of faculty, staff, and graduate assistants to facilitate cognitively and emotionally complex learning spaces
    • Dynamically train facilitators to support strategic dialogic efforts and respond nimbly to emerging community needs
    • Cultivate dialogic practices throughout diverse functional areas
    • Grow and sustain a community of practice which maintains continued development for dialogue facilitation 

Participant Outcomes

  • The dialogue facilitation lab is designed to develop participants ability to:
    • Guide difficult dialogue among diverse constituents
    • Empower participation in ways which challenge traditional educational norms
    • Attend to conflict and emotion in the dialogue process
    • Enable full and equitable participation among diverse participants 
    • Engage in critical self-examination
    • Thoughtfully integrate newly acquired concepts and skills into institutional responsibilities

Program Structure and Expectations  

  • The Winter 2022 cohort will meet via zoom for 11 sessions. 
    • Wednesdays, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
    • January 5, 2022 – March 16, 2022
  • Full participation is expected and includes: 
    • Regular attendance at scheduled lab sessions
    • Completion of online orientation and training modules 
    • Planning and development time with your assigned co-facilitator 
  • The Winter 2022 cohort will prioritize representation and bring together 15-20 participants with diverse institutional roles and perspectives

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday December 1st at 5:00 PM.

Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to your application!

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