The Three-day Workshop Retreat
Opening Doors is a highly-valued, time-tested workshop model for creating a climate for constructive change on diversity for individuals and organizations.
For more than 18-years over 1600 participants have experienced the Opening Doors three-day retreat. It utilizes a holistic approach, focusing on both participants’ cognitive and affective growth.
Through Opening Doors participants will:
- increase their understanding of diversity by identifying and learning more about their own identity groups;
- develop a common language for talking about power, privilege and difference;
- examine how institutional and personal practices maintain inequalities among people and prevent us all from reaching our full potential;
- identify practical strategies for implementing and facilitating change collectively; and
- build alliances and networks.
Click here to download some information on a few retreat sites we use.
“The Opening Doors Program was selected as a model for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) due in great part to how well it addresses the construct of oppression theory and the subsequent cycle of oppression. The training… serves to best address the long-term systemic change process. Personally, I have found no better tool to accomplish this level of understanding on these issues than Opening Doors.”
Harvey Lineberry, II
Assistant Dean for Personnel, CALS, North Carolina State University