IGD: InterGroup Dialogue Program Spring 2024

Apply Today for Spring 2024 Dialogue groups! Deadline is February 28th 

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2024 InterGroup Dialogue program.  Applications are due Wednessday, February 28, 2024.  The application process should take approximately 10 minutes...easy!  

IGD Meeting dates and times:

Please Note:  All meetings are in person and not on Zoom

Fridays 2:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesdays 4:45pm-7:45pm
March 8th March 6th
March 15th March 13th
March 22nd March 20th
March 29th March 27th
April 12th April 10th
April 19th April 17th
April 26th April 24th
May 3rd May 1st

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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 2024 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

A different program than the above listed dialogue groups, the IGD Institute prepares SJSU faculty, staff and students to facilitate those groups.  Offered during the Fall semester, The IGD Institute engages participants during six weekly day-long training sessions in learn and practice Intergroup Dialogue pedagogy.  One of our main goals of the IGD Institute is to prepare participants to serve in our Spring semester InterGroup Dialogue 8-week program for Students, Faculty and Staff. 

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 2024.