Catalyze FAQs

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?

In-person Catalyze courses will be held 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.

Onling Catalyze courses will be offered via Zoom. Please make sure you have the most updated version of the Zoom client prior to the course starting.

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE ONSITE?

For onsite courses scheduled June 29-July 1, plan to book a flight that arrives before 4:00 PM and departs after 2:30 PM. All other onsite courses will need to defer to their course instructor for arrival and departure times.

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 (lat@intervarsity.org). Roommate requests must be mutual and must be made by May 31. 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 for onsite Catalyze will be open through May 31. Registration for online Catalyze will be open through June 14. Contact the Operations Team (lat@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, 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 Catalyze 2022 (753531).

HAVE A QUESTION THAT WASN'T ANSWERED HERE?

Please contact lat@intervarsity.org.