Small Group Facilitator Info
Do you like discussing topics regarding social issues and social justice? Do you want to learn more about difference and multiple identities? Do you want to explore concepts of power and privilege in society? Do you want to create change on campus and in the world?
If yes, then Catalyst is for you!
Small group facilitators (SGFs) are essential to the Catalyst experience. SGFs co-facilitate small group discussions and activities while supporting the learning of all participants. We seek facilitators who have engaged in difficult conversations regarding race and other identities; power and privilege, and oppression; and have engaged in personal reflection surrounding social justice issues. We will be selecting applicants who meet these criteria.
Requirements for Facilitators
Attend the entire retreat and participate fully
Catalyst will begin on Friday morning on the UNC campus. The start time has not been
determined, but could be as early as 7:00 am. We will need some assistance from facilitators
with the check-in process for participants and then we head to Estes Park.
Your primary role is to co-facilitate small group discussions and make an effort to reach out to all participants throughout the retreat weekend. We will also need help with administrative tasks and general participant welfare of all attending the retreat.
Complete Training and Preparation
- Attend THREE facilitator pre-retreat gatherings (20 hours)
- Meet with co-facilitator (2-3 hours)
- Read/complete preparation materials (2-3 hours)
- Agree to keep privacy, as appropriate, while also considering other factors to maintain a safe environment on campus. Topics discussed during facilitator training and the actual retreat may become very personal, but in some instances, you may have a duty to report.
Expectations/Criteria for Facilitators
- Have previous experience engaging with social justice concepts.
- Have previous experience supporting individuals across developmental levels in their identity development.
- Have understanding of personal social identities and intersections of identities.
- Have previous facilitation experience.
- Have an open-mind to the process of identity development.
- Have a continued investment in a personal social justice journey and self-exploration.
- Have an ability to articulate and identify areas of privilege and societal privileges, including your own areas of privilege and how they may impact the group you may be facilitating.
- Have a desire to work with a team/pair of facilitators.
- Have experience navigating conflict around identity issues.
- Have an ability to recognize group dynamics and navigate difficult conversations to facilitate growth.