Dialogue Development Group
DDG is an intergroup dialogue program for undergraduate and graduate students. The purpose of dialogue is to discuss and share personal experiences with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Through the use of dialogue rather than debate, participants often gain greater knowledge, awareness, and understanding of identities and issues other than their own.
Apply to be a Facilitator for Spring 2014!
The Dialogue Development Group (DDG) is currently accepting Facilitator applications for the Spring 2014 groups. If you are interested in facilitating a dialogue group, see the application and information form under the quick links section, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to answer any questions you have! Applications due by December 16th.
Why be a facilitator?
Facilitators receive a 15-hour intensive dialogue training led by university faculty and staff. The training includes comprehensive workshops around cross-cultural sensitivity, conflict management, and skill builders around non-verbal communication, open-ended questions, and interpreting body language. Participants earn a letter of certification upon completion of the training.
Facilitators are paired with a faculty advisor from the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program who gives valuable guidance, mentorship, and professional feedback on the areas of dialogue facilitation. They meet once per week for the duration of the dialogue program which often leads to a strong relationship and career development.
Facilitators gain real-life experience in the dialogue process and facilitation of difficult conversations. They create their own weekly lesson plans, build their group's safe space, foster conversation among participants, and are the center of the program's mission.