Intergroup Dialogue set for January

The Campus Climate Team, CAP 3.2, is initiating second cohort of Intergroup Dialogue here at GRCC. Intergroup Dialogue is a dialogue process that blends theory, and experiential learning, to facilitate awareness of social identity, social inequity and intergroup relations. Might you may be interested in taking advantage of this rewarding opportunity to positively impact our campus? This initiative is designed after the University of Michigan’s evidence-based Intergroup Dialogue model, which is widely used at other colleges and universities.

Participants will have an opportunity to explore social identities and apply the resulting understanding and cultural competencies to the goal of fostering a more inclusive environment at Grand Rapids Community College. By going through this process, we hope to see GRCC employees gain increased awareness and confidence in working with diverse identities in our thriving and ever evolving environment. We want to build strong relationships with each other as colleagues and confidence to work across differences when serving, teaching and mentoring our student population.

The two-day workshop scheduled for January 16th and 17th, from 8:30am to 5pm, will be followed by subsequent meetings and opportunities to continue the dialogue. We do ask for a commitment for the two full days. Employees can use this opportunity for professional development credit but will not have to use professional development funds to participate.

Please consider participating! To register or if you have additional questions, please contact Sophia Brewer at or Mansfield Matthewson at .

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