Office of Diversity Programming

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Common Ground Facilitator Training

What are Common Ground facilitators?

Facilitators conduct diversity training and anti-bias educational programs to our campus at events, new student orientation and in the classroom. All facilitators are volunteers and have completed an 18 hour training. Facilitators are asked to volunteer for a minimum of 1-2 workshops annually. Through a large network of trained facilitators, Common Ground can provide diversity workshops to thousands of students each year.

What is the facilitator training?

Common Ground is seeking staff, faculty and student to participate in the annual facilitator training and become Common Ground facilitators. The training is 18 hours over a three-day period. The goals of the training in-clude:

  • To self-discover as participants in bias awareness and cultural competency.
  • To learn the Common Ground curriculum and how to use the manual. The manual has been developed in progressive levels to help participants move beyond the surface in dealing with issues of multiculturalism.
  • To provide opportunities for trainees to lead activities from the curriculum and receive feedback and training in order to develop and enhance facilitation skills.

Who is eligible?

All FLC faculty, staff and students are eligible. Common Ground typically seeks sophomore and junior students. All interested parties are asked to complete an application. Faculty and staff are encouraged to recommend students to become Common Ground facilitators.

Download Application

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Contact info

For more information or to request an application please contact:

Nancy Stoffer
Common Ground Coordinator
970-247-7170
stoffer_n@fortlewis.edu