Curriculum

Learn how to engage and stay in difficult dialogues over controversial topics like whiteness and racism

Facilitating Controversial Dialogue 

(EPLS 5240: Undergraduate and Graduate)

Facilitating Controversial Dialogue: Facilitator Preparation for Leaders is a course that offers an excellent opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to learn the skills and conditions that support facilitation of productive controversial dialogue. This knowledge is crucial for those who lead these discussions, as it provides ways for individuals to structure and guide these conversations and helps them to have internal fortitude and the ability to self-monitor. Together, these skills and knowledge support confidence, authenticity, and the ability to stay engaged in difficult dialogue. These kinds of leaders are crucial to our diversity, equity, and inclusion work on campus – both in the classroom and on the campus in general. 

*This is a summer course that is offered annually during the month of June. It is offered one day a week, from 10:00-5:00 PM, for 4 consecutive weeks.

Fee***
The cost of registratio varies for UI students, staff and faculty, andd for those outside UI. Please see University of Iowa webpage for costs of attendance or reach out to us for support.

Finding Your Path in Higher Education 

(EPLS 1240: Undergraduate)

Finding Your Path in Higher Education is undergraduate diversity course and is another opportunity to acquire equity-focused knowledge. In this course students examine the history of liberal arts colleges, theories of college student development, socialization and success, and the particular contexts of the University of Iowa. This class is taught by members of the MCI team. Students who take this class would be well-equipped to engage in research related to DEI work at the University and would be prepared to work with members of the MCI team on research projects.

*This is course that is offered during both the fall and the spring semesters.

Fee***
The cost of registratio varies for UI students, staff and faculty, andd for those outside UI. Please see University of Iowa webpage for costs of attendance or reach out to us for support.

Facilitating Controversial Dialogue:

Facilitator Preparation for Leaders

(Faculty, Staff, K-12 Teachers, and Community Members)

This workshop offers an excellent opportunity for leaders to learn the skills and conditions that support facilitation of productive controversial dialogue. This knowledge is crucial for those who lead these discussions, as it provides ways for individuals to structure and guide these conversations and helps them to have internal fortitude and the ability to self-monitor. Together, these skills and knowledge support confidence, authenticity, and the ability to stay engaged in difficult dialogue. These kinds of leaders are crucial to our diversity, equity, and inclusion on college campuses, non-profits, businesses, and in communities. 

Select from two formats: (1) a summer workshop that is offered annually during the month of June. It is offered one-day a week, from 10:00-5:00 PM, for 4 consecutive weeks OR (2) an academic year workshop that is offered in 4 one-day sessions from 10:00-5:00 PM (two in the fall semester and two in the spring semester).

UI Faculty & Staff$1***
Non UI-Affiliated Person$1***
Prices are set by the University of Iowa as of 09/01/2020 and are subject to change. Please see University of Iowa webpage for costs of attendance or reach out to us for support.

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