IGD Institute

A woman describing something gestering with her arms while three other people in the room pay attention intently.The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion [ODEI] will again offer the IGD Institute during the Fall Semester of 2020.  Given the impact of COVID19, ODEI will offer the IGD Institute remotely. 

The IGD Institue, open to members of our SJSU community (students, staff, faculty, and administrators), to be a part of ODEI's effort to buld individual capacity, skills and awareness.  The Institute provides participants with content and process knowledge associated with the design and facilitation of Intergroup Dialogue in Tertiery Education.1, 2  The Institute also supports our IGD program as it prepares participants to facilitate dialogue groups to be held during the Spring Semester of 2021.  Content reviewed at the Institute can help improve teaching, and interaction across different social identity groups - practical skills for helping create a more inclusive campus climate at SJSU.

A group of approximately 30 people sitting on chairs in a circle while listening to the person in front speaking.IGD Institute Goals

The overall goals for the IGD Training Institute are:

  1. to foster understanding of the intergroup dialogue model for engaging social identities, diversity, and social justice.
  2. to train and support a cohort of Facilitators (students, faculty, staff, and administrators) who will acquire the skills and capacity for engaging with the campus community on issues related to campus climate and issues of equity, diversity and inclusion .
  3. to develop institutional capacity through collaborations and access to resources and tools to support the ODEI’s ongoing efforts to create an inclusive campus at SJSU. 

IGD Participant deep in dialogue.Apply Today!

 If you would like to join us for the IGD Institute, we ask that you please fill out an application.  Applications will be open between now and Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Start your application today!


 Should you have any questions, please contact Craig or Fernanda.


1 Zúñiga, X., Nagda, B. A., Chesler, M., & Cytron-Walker, A. (Eds.). (2007). Intergroup dialogue in higher education: Meaningful learning about social justice. Washington, DC: Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Gurin, P., Nagda, B. A., & Zúñiga, X. (2013). Dialogue across difference: Practice, theory and research on intergroup dialogue. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.