IGD: InterGroup Dialogue Program

Apply Today for Spring 2023 Dialogue groups! Deadline is February 28th 

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2023 InterGroup Dialogue program.  Applications are due Tuesday, February 28, 2023.  The application process should take approximately 10 minutes...easy!  

IGD Meeting dates and times:

Fridays 2:00pm-5:00pm
Tuesdays 4:30pm-7:30pm
March 10th March 7th
March 17th March 14th
March 24th March 21st
April 7th April 4th
April 14th April 11th
April 21st April 18th
April 28th April 25th
May 5th May 2nd

Apply Today!

What is IGD?

Several IGD participants pose for a group selife.Intergroup Dialogue [IGD] in Tertiary Education is a research-based practice that brings together participants of different and common social identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious identity, ability status, citizenship/immigration status, socio-economic background, etc.) to learn and engage meaningfully about their differences and similarities, and their perspectives on diversity, campus climate for inclusion, and societal issues.

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers IGD for for SJSU Students, Faculty, Staff and Administrators during the spring semester 2023 through an 8-week program.

Why IGD?IGD Participant counts while another participant looks on.

As a facilitated, structured approach for engaging in face-to-face interactions engaging with issues of diversity, social inequality, and social justice, IGD can have a lasting impact on dialogue participants and on those who train to become IGD facilitators. IGD can build one’s capacity for inclusive excellence and engagement with social issues in day-to-day work.

Three IGD Participants engaged in dialogue.IGD objectives:

1. Develop intergroup understanding where participants explore their own and others' social identities and statuses, and the role of social structure in relationships of privilege and inequality;

2. Foster positive intergroup relationships developing empathy and motivation to bridge differences of identities and statuses in situations of collaboration and in conflict; and

3. Foster intergroup collaboration for personal and social responsibility toward greater social justice, inclusive leadership, and teamwork.

IGD Institute

ODEI invites SJSU faculty, staff and students to engage in an 5-session IGD Institute to learn and practice Intergroup Dialogue pedagogy during the Fall Semester of 2023 (and into early January of 2024).  We hope to train and prepare facilitators to serve in our InterGroup Dialogue 8-week program InterGroup Dialogues for Students, Faculty and Staff during the Spring semester of 2024!

Find out more information about the IGD Institute.  Applications are closed at the moment.  We will re-open applications for the IGD Institute in August of 2023.