Opening Doors


What is Opening Doors?

Opening Doors is an overnight three-day retreat that lays the foundation for personal and organizational growth. Through this workshop participants explore a framework that deepens their diversity awareness and enhances their ability to create inclusive organizations. This workshop addresses personal and professional change as part of an understanding differences initiative of multicultural organizational development.


In the Opening Doors workshop participants will:
 

  • Increase understanding of diversity by identifying and learning more about our 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 inequalities among people and prevent us all from reaching our potential;
  • Develop a framework and common language in order to facilitate change collectively;
  • Identify practical strategies for implementing and supporting change;
  • Build alliances and networks


Who Can Participate?

Everyone in the Michigan State University organization! Opening Doors is beneficial to all employees including faculty, para-professionals, team leaders, support personnel, and administrators. Workshop participants represent a mixture of our organization. This combination of professionals adds a dimension of diversity that brings much richness to the process.
 

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