2013 Being Cultural Beings: An Experiential Workshop Presented by the University of Michigan

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.


When & Where

University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex (NCRC)
2800 Plymouth Rd
Building #18
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)



8:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m. Networking Reception and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. — 9:15 a.m. MIDC Welcome and Introductions
9:15 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. MIDC Welcome and Introductions
9:15 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. Simulation (with floating break)
12:15 p.m. — 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Debrief
1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. Optional: Extended Debrief and Q&A


Individual Registration, UM Staff — Free

Individual Registration, Member — $38.24

Individual Registration, Non-member — $57.83