Caucus Facilitators

Call for Facilitators

Apply to become a Facilitator

Skilled facilitators committed to advancing ACPA’s Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization are essential to ensuring a meaningful caucusing experience.  We invite you to submit materials for consideration to serve as a caucus facilitator for ACPA20!

To help our caucus participants get to know our facilitators, the ACPA20 Convention Planning Team is asking applicants to share a bit about themselves and their approach to facilitation via a publishable headshot and bio. Specifically, we are asking that you submit a typewritten bio (narrative) and include a recent photograph of yourself.  Your bio should be no more than 150 words and address the following:

  • General Information: Chosen name, pronouns, institutional affiliation, degree level, other relevant/salient identities you wish to share.
  • Facilitation Experience and/or Style: Previous facilitation, how you create spaces that feel conducive to sharing, hopes for participant caucus experience.
  • Importance of Caucusing: Why you believe caucusing is important to individuals and our field. What you are looking forward to regarding caucusing at ACPA20
  • Tagline/Social media: provide a favorite quote/mantra and/or social media information (optional)

At the point of submission, you will indicate whether or not you give the ACPA20 team permission to display your bio and headshot on the ACPA20 Caucusing website. It is our goal that this year’s caucus participants will begin to develop a sense of who facilitators are prior to attending caucus, so your participation in this voluntary process is appreciated.

When submitting your materials, you will be asked to indicate communities and caucus format (traditional race-based or insectional) for which you feel most comfortable facilitating. Select all communities for which you would feel comfortable serving as a caucus facilitator. Specifically, you should identify with each community for which you are volunteering to facilitate. We may need more volunteers for some communities than others and need to understand the breadth of your comfort facilitating. The potential caucuses will include the following racial identities:

    1. Arab/Middle Eastern
    2. Asian/Asian American
    3. Black/African American
    4. International Members
    5. Latinx
    6. Biracial/Multiracial
    7. Native American, Indigenous, Aboriginal
    8. Pacific Islander
    9. White

Please note: Submission does not guarantee you will be selected to facilitate. Selection is contingent upon the amount of facilitators needed, applicant qualifications and the extent to which submitted materials align with our goals for this year’s caucusing experience. A preview of the questions you will be asked to moderate is available on our Caucus Guidelines and Schedule page. 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]

Apply to become a Facilitator