Virtual Multicultural Self-Awareness Workshop August 2022

August 16, 2022 - August 24, 2022

Virtual Multicultural Self-Awareness Workshop – Via Zoom in the afternoons of August 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2022

All MSU Extension 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 multi-day virtual 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 their work and begin to create a plan moving forward.

Due to the nature of the workshop, you are asked to participate fully in all of the virtual sessions without phone calls, meetings and other interruptions which diminish the learning experience for all. Each session is different and build on each other so your attendance at each is expected. The cost to attend the workshop for MSU Extension employees is free. Non-MSU Extension staff and community partners are highly encouraged to attend at a cost of $50.

Participants will receive a Zoom link and pre-work prior to the workshop.

Virtual Multicultural Self-Awareness Workshop

August 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2022

1pm to 4pm  EST



Tags: organizational development