Maximizing Our Strengths as an Inclusive Community
We talk about diversity, inclusion and valuing differences at Maricopa. But what does it mean? How does it relate to our daily work environments
and what is the impact on the organization?
MOSAIC Overview: What is this Series About
This session provides participants with an overview of the 24-hour MOSAIC series. Participants will have an opportunity to be actively involved,
at a basic level, in the complex yet rewarding journey that the MOSAIC series will take them in creating a service oriented, respectful,
inclusive and equitable environment that will engage students, staff, and the Maricopa County community.
By the end of this session, participants will:
- Have participated in activities to help enhance their understanding of diversity, inclusion and engagement as life-long learning.
- Understand and appreciate the importance of MOSAIC as a basic and necessary 24-hour series.
MOSAIC is a series of six sequential workshops designed for all employees to help answer these questions. Through awareness, knowledge, skills
and application strategies, participants will:
- Appreciate the importance of being part of an inclusive culture
- Strengthen skills necessary for effective intergroup communication
- Recognize and respond to harmful (discriminatory, biased or exclusionary) comments, attitudes, behaviors, and
- Increase our understanding of how inclusion impacts the entire organization.
MOSAIC Level I - Knowing Ourselves and Others - provides the framework for diversity and inclusion at Maricopa.
MOSAIC Level II - Recognizing Bias and its Consequences -- provides a deeper understanding of the impact of bias
on the faculty, staff, students and the organization.
MOSAIC Level III - Strengthening Maricopa Through Action -- provides participants with an understanding of their own spheres of
influence and power in identifying and correcting barriers to ensure an inclusive environment for everyone.
MOSAIC Development Plan (pdf), MOSAIC Course offerings
MOSAIC Participant Testimonials