AU Connects: On Campus Facilitators

AU Connects is a university-wide inclusion initiative with roots in SIS. This group of trained facilitators supports the campus community in engaging in challenging conversations related to race, equity, and inclusion.

Request AU Connects facilitators to

  • Debrief a race-related incident.
  • Promote community building among a diverse team or organization.
  • Develop skills in awareness-raising and ally-ship.
  • Offer a space for a conversation about race/equity/inclusion that centers on participants’ own lived experiences.

Professional Development

Students in some SIS graduate programs hope to enter careers in which the facilitation of group processes is key. AU Connects facilitators benefit from a 2-day intensive training on facilitation in the context of race/ethnicity and by joining a community of on-going professional development. More importantly, these facilitators hone their facilitation skills by helping constituencies all around campus engage with each other to become more inclusive in everyday interactions.

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SIS staff and grad students make up 45 percent of the nearly 40-person AU Connects facilitators team

Share your ideas

SIS wants to hear from you! Share your ideas for additional diversity and inclusion initiatives with Rebecca Coughlin, SIS Director of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives.