For the second year in a row, all incoming undergraduate students have participated in an Intergroup Dialogue workshop during orientation. Critical to furthering the positive impact of this initiative is reinforcing the concepts and skills to which students are exposed by modeling and practicing them with students. As academic advisors, we see you as key to this process.
Therefore, during the 2019-2020 academic year, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (OVPUE) and the Intergroup Dialogue Project (IDP) will be hosting an inaugural course designed specifically for academic advisors. Through an interactive process known as intergroup dialogue, this course will provide participants with sustained opportunities to explore how social identities inform advising and mentoring processes; practice tools for leading and communicating across difference; strengthen their capacity to develop effective collaborations; and build a professional network of academic advisors interested in enacting systemic change past the completion of this course.
This offering is co-facilitated by Steph Cowling, Assistant Director of OADI (Office of Academic Diversity Initiative) and Adi Grabiner-Keinan, Executive Director of Undergraduate Diversity Education & Director of IDP