DTC Facilitator Resources
- Using Sign-Up Genius (click here) the Racial Justice Director will enter in all the dates, times and locations for the upcoming DTC group sessions scheduled for the quarter and send an email to facilitators with link for Sign-Up Genius and deadline to sign-up for group sessions.
- Facilitators will sign-up for DTC group sessions using Sign-Up Genius (noted in the Facilitator Expectations Form).
- Racial Justice Director will monitor Sign-up Genius slots to ensure that facilitators are listed for all DTC group sessions. If there are open slots, Racial Justice Director will send out a follow-up email extending the deadline.
- Racial Justice Director will send out monthly email reminders of dialogues that are scheduled. Sign-Up Genius will send an email reminder to facilitator prior to their DTC group sessions. If a facilitator is unable to facilitate the group session that they signed up for, it is the facilitator’s responsibility to find another facilitator to facilitate that group session. If a facilitator is having trouble finding someone to take their slot, the Racial Justice Director will help or even facilitate.
Elbert Collier: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Peterson: email@example.com
Holley Greene: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Kzielinski: email@example.com
Marla Garner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marriah Kornowa: email@example.com
Nancy Katz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Petronella Holmes: email@example.com
Shunda Collins: firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout the discussion,
- Take notes on what the participants are saying.
- Reemphasize why everyone is here: to become aware and take action.
- Redirect the conversation back to race, if the participants go off topic.
Facilitator tips are in italics and highlighted in yellow throughout the script.
Facilitators are in charge of monitoring time. The times are flexible, just as long as every session and part is completed by the end of the day.
- If conversation is longer in one area, but shorter in the other allow the conversation to flow and if the conversation is short move on to the next session and part.
- Remember that facilitators are to guide the conversation, but not insert their opinion.
If a participant mentions something that is in error bring it to the group to discuss and correct the error without inserting your personal opinion.
- An example would be to bring it to the group and have people to pull out their phones to look up examples to refute the thinking error that has been mentioned in a professional and compassionate way.
Arrive early and identify who is going to do which parts.
Silence is okay. Facilitators are to help guide the conversation and if emotion is high. Take a moment to unpack. If necessary, take a break.
If the group has limited discussion on a section, break up a part into small groups.
If someone is overspeaking or speaking too much, find a pause in what they are speaking about and interject saying they have 30 seconds to wrap up.
Use phrases like tell me more…let’s unpack that as a group…if someone doesn’t understand something, ask “what don’t you understand” let’s discuss it as a group.
Monthly Facilitator Resources
Click here for the monthly facilitator resources.
Need to communicate with the group quickly. Use our group on slack. Click here to join the Slack community for the Dialogue to Change facilitators.