Leadership In Dealing with Difficult Multicultural Discussions

Leadership In Dealing with Difficult Multicultural Discussions

April 21, 2021
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (one hour lunch break)


Many people are concerned about reports of bias-based language and behaviors targeting young people and adults based on differences such as race, national origin, immigration status, religion, gender, gender identity, disabilities/abilities, sexual orientation and other differences. Have you found yourself wanting to speak up to address hurtful language and behaviors, but you didn't know how to respond at work, at home or in the community? Perhaps you’ve been in a situation where you wished that you could’ve responded in a different way to an inappropriate behavior, remark or joke? Many attendees of different diversity, equity and inclusion workshops have indicated that they would benefit from opportunities to practice ways to use their voice to take leadership in dealing with difficult multicultural discussions. The purpose of this workshop is to provide frameworks and practical experiences for participants to explore how difficult discussions can become opportunities for transformative dialogue. Participants will learn approaches to positive confrontation and the connections between personal healing, organizational and community change and social justice. The content of this workshop will deal specifically with issues related to race, gender, identity, sexual orientation and class.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (one hour lunch break)

There is no cost to attend the workshop for MSU Extension employees. Community members and all others are encouraged to attend at a cost of $25. 


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 pizanad@msu.edu.