FAQs

WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR CATALYZE? WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE AND DEPART?

All courses will take place June 24-27, 2020. Plan to arrive at the airport by 3:00pm on June 24 and depart on a flight that leaves the airport at 2:00pm or later on June 27.

WHAT IS CATALYZE LIKE?

Each course will offer a variety of methods of learning, often including lecture, discussion, small groups, individual study, demonstrations, etc. Please make time in your schedule to complete the pre-course assignments, if any, which will be sent to you after you register for the course. In addition, be prepared to make a plan to take home with you and apply what you have learned during Catalyze.

WHERE IS CATALYZE HELD?

ONS, Catalyze, and New Area Director Training will be located at the Best Western Premier Park Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin. The Park Hotel is located on the Capitol Square, with easy access to parks, a library, restaurants, stores, lakes, and other recreational opportunities. The hotel has good food, an enclosed swimming pool, and a fitness center. Since most lunches will be on your own at local restaurants, you will have the opportunity to interact with staff from various parts of the country.

IS THERE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE?

Yes, childcare will be available. Learn more about it on the Childcare page

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE AND WHAT SHOULD I BRING? 

Dress will be casual. Meeting rooms can be chilly, so bring a sweater or sweatshirt. Leave room in your luggage to bring home materials from your course.

HOW DO I REQUEST A ROOMMATE?

Those who are attending a course may request a particular roommate when registering online or by contacting the Operations Team (catalyze@intervarsity.org). Roommate requests must be mutual and must be made by May 13. Requests received after this date are not guaranteed. We will do our best to accommodate your requests.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND?

All InterVarsity personnel and their spouses who have their supervisor's approval are eligible to take a course.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER?

Registration will be open through April 30. Contact the Operations Team (catalyze@intervarsity.org) with questions about registering for a particular course.

IS THERE A CANCELLATION POLICY?

Please notify the Operations Team of cancellations as soon as possible. After May 31, 2019, a $100 fee will be charged to the staff member's account for cancellations or "no shows". 

WHAT ACCOUNT SHOULD I CHARGE FOR MY CATALYZE EXPENSES?

Please submit all expenses for travel within 60 days of the date the expense was incurred (per expense reporting guidelines) in order to be reimbursed. That's 60 days after you have made your purchase - not 60 days from your date of travel.

Submit your expenses on Workday to Cost Center 753533.

HAVE A QUESTION THAT WASN'T ANSWERED HERE?

Please contact catalyze@intervarsity.org.