Two Day Multicultural Self-Awareness Workshop Offerings

Date: June 14, 2012 - June 15, 2012
Location: Tollgate Center; Novi, MI

Please consider attending either of these two workshops, the only ones scheduled for 2012, if you have not already participated.

All MSUE employees regardless of funding source or appointment are expected to attend this "cornerstone" multicultural workshop which sets an organizational framework for recognizing, understanding and appreciating differences.  During this two-day Multicultural Self-Awareness Workshop, participants will explore ways in which to view interactions with people different from themselves. The emphasis is on differences rather than similarities. The workshop focuses on the individual and helps explore belief systems about multiculturalism to identify feelings and values from a multicultural perspective. This intensive learning experience focuses on increasing awareness of several areas of prejudice, discrimination and oppression, including racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism and ableism.  Participants are encouraged to reflect on how they’ve learned to think about human differences and on the widespread tendency to view differences within a monocultural view of "better than/less than" thinking. In addition, participants have opportunities to apply what they’re learning to work-related scenarios and explore alternative, more helpful behaviors.

The workshop is from 8:30 am Thursday and ends 4:30 pm on Friday. Due to the nature of the workshop, you are asked to participate fully in the two days without phone calls, meetings and other onterruptions which diminish the learning experience for all. Cost to attend the workshop is $40.

To register, click on the following link:

For more information, please contact Dionardo Pizana at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (517)432-2666.