Spartans-in-Dialogue Facilitators


Are you a Faculty member, Staff person or Graduate student interested in supporting Spartans In-Dialogue?

If so, you can support in several ways:

  1. Serve as a Facilitator
  2. Assist with Promoting to Students


Serve as a Facilitator

Spartans-In-Dialogue is a 5-week interactive dialogue experience designed to build relationships across difference and explore topics related to race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, and socioeconomic status with an intersectional lens. Facilitators guide participants through the dialogue process to build relationships and engage more effectively across difference. Facilitators support groups through potential intergroup conflict, model dialogue techniques, and assist participants in engaging in dialogues that transform relationships. Learn more about Spartans-In-Dialogue (SID) HERE!

Faculty, staff, or graduate students interested in serving as a facilitator for the Spartans-In-Dialogue program must participate in a 3-day training offered by the Office of Intercultural Engagement. Fall 2023 Training date is: August 7-9, 2023 in EUC Alexander

This training will serve as great professional development for faculty staff and graduate assistants!

Facilitator Expectations:

  • Have some prior experience and/or training with group facilitation and moderating difficult conversations
  • Ability to attend a REQUIRED Sustained Dialogue training offered by the Office of Intercultural Engagement
  • Commit to facilitating a 5-week consecutive dialogue experience (1.5-2 hours per session) during the semester
  • Attend the end of semester banquet on November 30, 2023

Important Dates:

  • August 4 — Last Day to sign up to be a facilitator
  • August 7-9 — Facilitator Training
  • August 11 — Facilitator pairings announced
  • August 14 –September 29 — Participant sign up
  • October 5 — Group rosters announced to facilitators
  • October 6 – Participants are emailed their groups
  • Week of October 16 and run through the week of November 17, 2023
  • Final Celebration/Distribute Certificates of Completion: Thursday, November 30, 2023

COMPLETE THE FACILITATOR INTEREST FORM by August 4, 2023 at 5pm to sign-up to be a facilitator for the Spartans-In-Dialogue program during the Fall 2023 semester.

Assist with Promoting to Students

If you cannot serve as a facilitator, we also welcome your support with promoting this experience to students in our classes, or student leaders you work with during the academic year. Spartans-in-Dialogue recruitment takes place at the beginning of every semester. We welcome your support with promoting to students. Please contact Marisa Gonzalez ( you would like promotional materials to share with students during the year.