Friday, October 5, 2012

Taking the adversity out of diversity

In collaboration with the Higher Education Diversity Initiative Team (HEDIT), Moraine Park recently hosted an important workshop led by national speaker, Dr. Maura Cullen. Fond du Lac County’s four institutions of higher education (Moraine Park, Marian University, Ripon College, and UW-Fond du Lac) invited students, staff and faculty members to attend the annual event.

The theme of this year’s project was “Bridging the Gap: Skills to Increase Your Diversity Competence.” It was an honor having Dr. Cullen on campus to get participants laughing and thinking about diversity and inclusion. Dr. Cullen took the ‘adversity out of diversity’ by covering skills that are necessary for the 21st century workplace. I think those who attended left with a new outlook on how to build bridges between people by understanding cultural differences.

HEDIT organizes an event each year that leads, inspires, educates and challenges Fond du Lac County students and our community to celebrate diversity. This workshop was HEDIT’s fourth annual event. Did you attend the diversity event with Dr. Cullen? What were some of the skills you left the workshop with that you didn’t know before? Please share – I’m already looking forward to finding out what the HEDIT team has in store for us next year.

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