Being Cultural Beings: An Experiential Workshop Presented by the University of Michigan
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (1-2 p.m. Optional Debrief)
Location: University of Michigan, North Campus Research Complex (NCRC), Bldg #18, 2800 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: http://midc2013uofm.eventbrite.com
Through a rich, cultural simulation activity, this workshop will closely examine issues of social interaction, diversity and communication. It will also demonstrate how using experiential learning engages participants on a personal level and helps take the discussion to deeper levels. This structured simulation is an active, fun and thought-provoking strategy for building multicultural understanding. There will be a follow-up discussion (after the activity) that will crystallize the experience and connect it to our workplaces.
The Workshop Will:
- Explore aspects of human nature, social dynamics, communication and community through an interactive cultural simulation activity.
- Demonstrate the power of experiential learning as a vehicle for expanding awareness and deepening discussions.
- Create a memorable shared experience that will serve the participants as a reference point for future discussions.
- Build awareness of how cultural differences can profoundly impact people in an organization.
Partners: National Center of Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan Diversity Council, University of Michigan Human Resources, and the University of Michigan Women of Color Task Force
Cost: $40 member, $60 non-member
8:30 am – 9:00 am Networking Reception and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am MIDC Welcome and Introductions
9:15 am – 12:15 pm Simulation (with floating break)
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch and Debrief
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Optional: Extended Debrief and Q&A