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Carolina Dialogue Across Difference Program (CDADP)

Program Overview 

Carolina Dialogue Across Difference (CDADP) is a three-level Certificate Program that supports faculty and staff in developing the skills needed to facilitate difficult conversations in their communities. Participants engaged in the program will learn about Intergroup Dialogue (IGD), experience dialogue, and ultimately receive facilitator training aligned with their professional goals and work environment. At the conclusion, participants will have been trained in IGD and when ready, can act as co-facilitation partners with UODI staff as peer facilitators in their respective communities. 

Faculty and staff begin as participants together for the first and second levels of CDADP and will have the opportunity to participate in field-specific subgroups during the third. 

Level 1. IGD Foundations  

  • The first level of the CDADP is focused on building the cohort community and introduction to the traditional IGD model 

Level 2. Dialogue Circles  

  • The second level of the CDADP takes participants through an IGD experience. This will involve activities that address social issues and engaging in dialogue about contentious topics. 

Level 3. Facilitator Training 

  • The third level of the CDADP will split the larger cohort into two subgroups. For two out of three sessions one will focus on faculty and IGD curricular integration and classroom facilitation, while the other for staff, will focus on peer facilitation in the workplace. Participants will have the opportunity to workshop their plans with their CDADP colleagues.  

Learning Outcomes 

  • Experiencing informed dialogue, guided by a combination of personal experience and supplemental resources   
  • Learning how to address group conflicts through experience 
  • Creating a personalized allyship action plan
  • Developing facilitation skills like multipartiality and affirmative inquiry that can be used personally and professionally
  • Developing and workshopping curricula for students, graduate & professional students, staff, and faculty  

Applicant Profile 

CDADP is open to all faculty & staff at UNC who want to develop their skills as a facilitator and learn more about IGD. Interested in participants with various levels of experience in facilitation who are passionate about engaging in productive conflict and building bridges with people from different backgrounds.  

Seeking a diverse cohort with representation across social identities including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, (dis)ability status, nationality, geographic origin, language use, first generation, veteran/military, and political ideology.   

Responsibilities & Commitments  

Participants will be expected to attend monthly meetings on Fridays from 9:00AM -3:00PM with an optional 8:30AM breakfast.  


  • September 16, 2022 | 9:00AM-12:00PM, optional 8:30AM breakfast 
  • September 23, 2022 | 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
  • October 28, 2022 | 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
  • November 18, 2022 | 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
  • December 2, 2022 | 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
  • January 20, 2023 | 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
  • February 17, 2023 | 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
  • March 24, 2023 | 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
  • April 21, 2023| 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
  • May 5, 2023 | Closing Event: Receipt of Completion, 2:00PM-3:00PM  

Application Timeline & Information  

  • Click here for the application
  • Applications Open: July 15, 2022 
  • Applications Closed: August 26, 2022

Please reach out to Ari Weinberg ( or Cloe Liparini ( if you have any questions.