Opening Doors Workshop - November 2022

November 2, 2022 - November 4, 2022

2022 Opening Doors Workshop

November 2-4, 2022

Opening Doors is an overnight three (3) day retreat/workshop that runs from Nov. 2-4, 2022, and lays the foundation for personal and organizational growth. Through this workshop, participants explore a framework that deepens their diversity, equity and inclusion awareness and enhances their ability to create inclusive organizations. The workshop addresses personal and professional change as part of understanding differences and other aspects that are important parts of DEI centered organizational development and change.

In the Opening Doors workshop participants will:

  • Increase understanding of diversity by identifying and learning more about their own identity groups;
  • Identify personal feelings and experiences related to cultural and other differences among people;
  • Examine how practices of institutions, as well as our own personal practices, maintain inequities among people and prevent us all from reaching our potential;
  • Collectively develop a framework and common language in order to facilitate change;
  • Build alliances and networks.

Opening Doors begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2nd and concludes at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 4th. Participants are expected to attend all parts of the workshop and stay overnight for the full workshop as there are some evening activities. The workshop will be held at the Louhelen - A Bahai Center for Learning, 3208 S. State Rd., Davison, MI 48423


Facilitators for the Opening Doors workshop include:  Kathy Castania - Opening Doors Curriculum developer and National Opening Doors facilitator, Eduardo Gonzalez, Jr. - Assistant Director

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Cornell Cooperative Extension and National Opening Doors facilitator, Dionardo Pizaña – National Opening Doors facilitator

Workshop Fees:
All CANR, MSU Extension or ABR employees - no registration fee (individuals are responsible for their own travel expenses)

All others - $400.00
Workshop fees include all meals, workshop materials and housing (double occupancy)


To register: