Training Schedule

Training sessions will be led by 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 2024–25 IDFTP.

Fall Quarter 2023: Cohort Training Begins

Date Event
Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023 Kickoff Dinner for Selected Trainees
Monday, Nov 27, 2023 – Thursday, Dec 15, 2023 Individual Coaching

Winter Quarter 2024: Cohort T-Group and Training

Date Event
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2024
1:00pm – 6:30pm
Class and T-Group Startup
Wednesday, Jan 24, 2024
1:00pm – 6:30pm
Class and T-Group
Wednesday, Jan 31, 2024
1:00pm – 6:30pm
Class and T-Group
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024
1:00pm – 6:30pm
Class and T-Group
Wednesday, Feb 14, 2024
1:00pm – 6:30pm
Class and T-Group
Friday, Feb 23, 7:00pm – Sunday, Feb 25, 5:00pm Weekend Retreat
A residential weekend at an off-site location. Food and lodging are covered by the training fee.
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024
1:00pm – 6:30pm
Class T-Group, and Final Feedback
Closing of trainee T-group.

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2024
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 14, 2024
Final Paper Is Due
Mar 18, 2024 Individual Meetings with Training Faculty
Trainees will each meet with IDFTP Faculty during this week. Times to be scheduled with each trainee.

Spring Quarter 2024: 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. Please note that you may be asked to facilitate on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday.

Class details are subject to change.

Sample Facilitation Schedule

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

Summer and Fall Quarter 2024: Year Two Kick-Off

Date Event
Saturday, Jun 15, 2024
10:00am – 2:00pm
Critical Incidents and Trauma Informed Facilitation
Jun – Aug 2024 Assign Trainees
Trainees are assigned to the next quarter or two of facilitating with an experienced co-facilitator.
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2024
12:30pm – 4:30pm
Facilitating Non-Harassing Conversations with Paula Jones and Andrea Corney
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2024
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Year Two Kick-off Event
Dinner, connecting activities, and setting expectations for the coming quarters of training.

Academic Year 2024–25: 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 2024–25 Trainees to facilitate two more quarters with an experienced co-facilitator partner in a mentoring relationship.
Calendar Year 2025–26 Completion Ceremony