Carolina Dialogue Across Difference Program (CDADP)
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 environments. At the conclusion, participants will have been trained in IGD and when ready, can act as co-facilitation partners with UODI staff and as peer facilitators in their respective communities.
The Carolina Dialogue Across Difference program is broken down across three levels all of which are covered over the course of the program. See below to learn more:
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 involves activities that address social issues and engagement in dialogue about contentious topics.
Level 3. Facilitator Training
- The third level of the CDADP provides participants with the opportunity to deepen their facilitation skills and to design and co-facilitate a “dialogue across difference” session for their CDADP colleagues.
- Experience informed dialogue, guided by a combination of personal experience and supplemental resources
- Learn how to address group conflicts through dialogic experiences
- Develop facilitation skills like multipartiality and affirmative inquiry that can be used personally and professionally
- Deepen facilitation skills through experiential learning including designing and co-facilitating a dialogic experience for your colleagues
CDADP is open to all faculty & staff at UNC who want to develop their skills as a facilitator and learn more about IGD. Looking for participants with various levels of experience in facilitation and 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, disability status, nationality, geographic origin, language use, first generation, veteran/military, and political ideology.
Responsibilities & Commitments
Participants will be expected to attend monthly meetings on Thursdays from 9:00AM -3:00PM with an optional 8:30AM coffee & tea break.
- September 7, 2023 | 9:00AM-12:00PM, optional 8:30AM breakfast
- September 21, 2023 | 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
- October 5, 2023 | 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
- November 16, 2023 | 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
- December 7, 2023 | 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
- January 11, 2024 | 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
- February 8, 2024 | 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
- March 7, 2024 | 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
- April 18, 2024| 9:00AM-3:00PM, optional 8:30AM coffee
- April 25, 2024 | Closing Event: Receipt of Completion, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Application Timeline & Information
- Click here for the application
- Applications Open: June 12, 2023
- Applications Closed: August 14, 2023
Please reach out to Ari Weinberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cloe Liparini (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
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