Training Schedule

Training sessions will be led by Gary Dexter, Yifat Sharabi-Levine, and Collins Dobbs at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Sessions will include a mix of class, T-group, and debriefing sessions.

In addition, trainees will have weekly reading and preparation assignments. Weekly preparation takes approximately two to three hours.

Below is the training schedule for the 2022–23 IDFTP.

Fall Quarter 2021: Cohort Training Begins

Date Event
Wednesday, Nov 03, 2021 Kickoff Dinner for Selected Trainees
Monday, Dec 08, 2021 – Thursday, Dec 23, 2021 Individual Coaching

Winter Quarter 2022: Cohort T-Group and Training

Date Event
Wednesday, Jan 05, 2022
1:00pm – 6:30pm
Class and T-Group Startup
Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022
1:00pm – 6:30pm
Class and T-Group
Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022
1:00pm – 6:30pm
Class and T-Group
Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022
1:00pm – 6:30pm
Class and T-Group via Zoom
Wednesday, Feb 02, 2022
1:00pm – 6:30pm
Class and T-Group
Wednesday, Feb 09, 2022
1:00pm – 6:30pm
Class and T-Group
7:00pm Friday, Feb 18, 2022 – 5:00pm Sunday, Feb 20, 2022 Weekend Retreat
A residential weekend at an off-site location. Food and lodging are covered by training fee.
Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022
1:00pm – 6:30pm
Class, T-Group, and Final Feedback via Zoom
Closing of trainee T-group.
Wednesday, Mar 02, 2022
1:00pm – 5:30pm

6:00pm – 9:00pm


Community Session
Trainees will meet the faculty and mentors they will be working with in Spring quarter. Includes dinner.
Thursday, Mar 03, 2022
Final Paper Is Due
Monday, Mar 07, 2022 – Friday, Mar 11, 2022 Individual Meetings with Training Faculty
Trainees will each meet with IDFTP Faculty during this week. Times to be scheduled with each trainee.

Spring Quarter 2022: Facilitate Student T-group with an Experienced Co-Facilitator

Each trainee will be assigned to one of the following four sections of the Interpersonal Dynamics course. Trainees will be paired with an experienced co-facilitator who will act as a mentor over the quarter. Each pair will facilitate a T-group of 12 MBA students. While trainees will have an opportunity to express a preference for a particular section, trainees should be prepared to be flexible regarding section assignment. Below is a sample schedule for Spring classes. Exact information about the scheduling of our Spring classes will be available at a later date.

Class details are subject to change.

Sample Facilitation Schedule

Mondays, April–June
Clinic Monday 12:00pm – 1:45pm Facilitators meet with faculty to discuss T-groups
Class Monday 2:50pm – 4:00pm Attend class with students
Evening T-group Monday 7:00pm – 10:00pm Co-facilitate T-group
Weekend Retreat Friday 7:00pm – Sunday 5:00pm Co-facilitate T-group

Summer and Fall Quarter 2022: Year Two Kick-Off

Date Event
June TBD Class via Zoom
Lessons Learned in Facilitation
June TBD Class
Critical Incidents and Trauma Informed Facilitation with Richard Francisco and Helen Wilson
Jun – Aug 2022 Assign Trainees
Trainees are assigned to the next quarter or two of facilitating with an experienced co-facilitator.
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Class via Zoom
Training to be an OB374 Reader.
Wednesday, Sep 07, 2022
12:30pm – 4:30pm

5:00pm – 7:30pm

Facilitating Non-Harassing Conversation with Paula Jones and Andrea Corney

Year Two Kick-off Event
Dinner, connecting activities, and setting expectations for the coming quarters of training.

Academic Year 2022–23: Facilitation with an Experienced Facilitator

Table below shows activities that are in addition to weekly class, clinic, T-group, and weekend T-group sessions. Training faculty will continue to be available as a 1:1 resource to trainees, co-facilitators, and clinic faculty as the year progresses.

Date Event
Academic Year 2022–23 Trainees to facilitate two more quarters with an experienced co-facilitator partner in a mentoring relationship.
Calendar Year 2023–24 Final 1:1
After completing the second and third quarters of facilitation, facilitators have a final meeting with training faculty to review their growth and discuss continuing facilitation. Our goal is that all trainees are welcomed into our ongoing facilitator community. This step, however, will be based on successful performance.