How to Facilitate Social Justice Exercises and Programs

How to Facilitate Social Justice Exercises and Programs

Social Justice In Education

Issues of diversity, inclusion, access and equity fall under the broad heading of social justice.

Whether it is promoting college access to first-generation and low-income students or balancing representation on the faculty, these concerns are part of a vibrant conversation at the forefront of higher education.

Due to growing interest in the topic, increasing numbers of student affairs professionals are being asked to facilitate training sessions on social justice-related issues.

This facilitation can be challenging, given the sensitive nature of the topic and how quickly this field is evolving.

The presenters provide novel and helpful suggestions on ways to deliver meaningful and current social justice training sessions in this 90-minute seminar. They use storytelling and experiential training to provide a broader understanding of how to create and facilitate successful workshops.

Topic Covered

  • How to create interactive learning opportunities
  • FIVE essential components to social justice training
  • A facilitation framework for social justice topics
  • Ways to engage in authentic dialogue on this issue
  • Why you must create an inclusive environment for all members
  • Social justice facilitation Doís and Doníts
  • The importance of being authentic
  • How to create a safe space for training
  • Helpful activities centered around social justice
  • Techniques for using a co-facilitator model
  • How to understand the perspective of participants


Anyone who conducts or coordinates social justice training, including:

  • Program Coordinators
  • Multicultural Affairs
  • Student Activities
  • Assistant and Associate Directors in Student Affairs
  • Training Coordinators in Housing and Residential Life
  • Hall Directors
  • Area Coordinators
  • Residence Life Coordinators

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