Building Interfaith Infrastructure

A Spring 2017 Webinar Series for Campus Educators

Successful interfaith efforts on campus require vision, intentional planning, self-awareness, and support from colleagues. With this in mind, IFYC will offer a new three-part webinar series in 2017 focused on developing the skills necessary to broaden buy-in and expand responsibility for interfaith cooperation on your campus.

This series will guide you through personal development exercises designed to help you identify potential on-campus partners and consider long-term plans for interfaith engagement at your institution. The sessions are free of charge, and while we have designed them to build upon one another, you may sign up for one, two, or all three as your schedule allows:

Stepping Onto Your Soapbox: Exploring Interfaith Connections to Campus Mission, Vision, and Values (February 21, 2017)

Finding Your People: Expanding Buy-in for Interfaith Initiatives (March 21, 2017)

Planning for the Next Year: Exploring Strategies for 2017-2018 Interfaith Initiatives (April 27, 2017)

Series Outcomes

As a result of attending this series, participants will:

  • Be able to articulate the need for interfaith programming and initiatives as a campus-wide priority
  • Adopt or strengthen a strategic mindset for furthering interfaith efforts on campus
  • Connect their existing skills and expertise to tactics for increasing interest in interfaith efforts on their campus
  • Create a list of potential partners and begin formulating ideas for interfaith initiatives for the 2017-2018 school year

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. May I participate in just one of these sessions?

A. Yes. While these sessions are designed as a three-part series, you are welcome to sign up for just one.

Q. I have a conflict on the day of one or more of the webinars.

A. You can sign up anyway, and we will email a recording plus follow-up materials within 7-10 days of the session.

Q. I think my whole department/team could benefit! Can we watch as a group?

A. Absolutely. It's our pleasure to provide this free programming to the largest possible audience. We simply ask that one of you serve as the point person. That person should: 1) allot an extra half hour before each session to make sure a projector and speakers are set up and that Adobe is up-to-date on the computer you'll be using, as we will use Adobe Connect for these trainings. 2) Circulate follow-up emails and surveys to everyone who joins you to watch together. 3) Be sure to complete each survey yourself, because we appreciate feedback and especially a head count from each participating institution. Thank you in advance!

Q. Who will be presenting the content?

A. Megan Lane, IFYC's Co-Curricular Partnerships Manager, will lead these sessions along with guest speakers from campuses across the country. Click on the webinar links above to read speaker bios and RSVP.

Q. What other online learning opportunities will IFYC offer in 2017?

A. Here's our full and evolving menu of offerings.