Two-Day Multicultural Self-Awareness Workshop

May 6-7, 2020
Tollgate Education Center
Novi, MI

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 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.

Due to the nature of the workshop, you are asked to participate fully in the two days without phone calls, meetings and other interruptions which diminish the learning experience for all. The cost to attend the workshop for MSU Extension employees is $75. Non-MSU Extension employees and community members are also able to attend at a cost of $150.
This workshop will be held at:
MSUE Tollgate Education Conference Center
28115 Meadowbrook Rd.
Novi, MI 48377

Day 1 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Day 2 - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration for Two Day Multicultural Self-Awareness Workshop is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 17, 2020.

Registration for Two Day Multicultural Self-Awareness Workshop is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 17, 2020.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For any additional questions or information, feel free to contact Dionardo Pizaña at or 517-432-2666 or Anne Brooks at or 517-432-7623.