Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Facilitator Program

What is the EDIB Facilitator Program?

In with line The Harvard Chan School’s commitment to establish a learning culture and systems that center development of awareness, knowledge, and skills for leaders and community members, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion presents the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging  (EDIB) Facilitator Program. The EDIB Facilitator Program engages community members in a developmental train-the-trainer program that prepares them to deliver EDIB content across the school. Participants of the program will experience a cohort-based, intensive series of training sessions focused on developing knowledge, awareness and skills in the context of EDIB facilitation. Once participants have completed the initial training, they will be positioned to facilitate EDIB content at the departmental and school level coupled with ongoing training and support.

How Do I Become an EDIB Facilitator?

To apply, community members are asked to complete a digital application via a Qualtrics form which will then be reviewed by the EDIB Facilitator Program committee. Applicants are notified in October of the decision followed by an Orientation session in November. Applications to become an EDIB Facilitator are currently considered once a year in the Fall semester.

What We’re Looking For

  • Global representation of individuals with a prior history and commitment to engaging with EDIB content
  • Familiarity (and ability to self-identify gaps) in diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility
  • Openness to a cohort-based model where participants center each other’s learning
  • The belief in every individual’s potential to grow in their own critical consciousness
  • Willingness to facilitate EDIB content to the school community following initial training

Commitment

The EDIB Facilitator Program is at minimum a two-year (Fall 2021 through Spring 2023) commitment. This timeline allows for facilitators to participate in training before delivering EDIB content. Those who join the program commit to:

  • A minimum two-year commitment to training and facilitation
  • On-going, monthly training sessions throughout the Spring and Summer
  • Facilitating EDIB content at the departmental and/or school level throughout the academic year

Benefits of the Program

The EDIB Facilitator Program is a unique professional development experience in which participants will engage in learning around:

  • Gaining tangible facilitation skills
  • Leading difficult dialogues
  • Facilitating conversations in workshops settings on EDIB content
  • Understanding adult learning development theory and group dynamics
  • Added language and skills for intercultural interactions in professional and personal settings

Additionally, participants will:

  • Receive access to resources and professional development opportunities, at no cost
    • Facilitation guides, books, webinars, media, etc.
  • Play a vital role in moving forward an institutional priority area

Application Process

  • The application process consists of a series of reflective questions.
  • We do not expect all applicants to have direct experience in EDIB Facilitation and anticipate the cohort to include participants across ranges of comfort in delivering programming
  • Applications can be submitted via Qualtrics here

Important Dates

  • Information Session: September 24 from 11am – 12pm via Zoom
  • Applications Due: October 15 at 5pm.
  • EDIB Facilitator Orientation Session will be held in mid-November, TBD.

Contact Us

For more information about the EDIB Facilitator Program, contact Jennifer Castro at jcastro@hsph.harvard.edu.