diversophy® gives you the know-how needed to deal successfully with people of other backgrounds. It has about 60 games on doing business with various countries. It has gone global in its content, language versions, and distribution. diversophy®'s standard training and classroom game format of can be customized by the user and specialized versions and translations are available on request.
diversophy® was first developed by George Simons founder of George Simons International in 1972 as a tool for training student assistants in university residences to handle conflicts and to coach younger students in the challenges and crises they faced in multicultural living and learning situations. In 1992, in collaboration with MULTUS Inc., the game was redesigned and expanded as a tool for domestic diversity training in the USA. It quickly became a popular a learning activity in both private and public sectors.
The success of the game led almost immediately to the development of new card sets addressing specific North American diversity issues such as Gender, Disability and Sexual Orientation in the US and Canada. From this domestic starting point the game collection has continued to grow, addressing national, regional and group cultures and intercultural dynamics in both workplace and social contexts.
As sponsors of the 2008 Global Congress of SIETAR, George Simons International and the Bluepill Group created a SIETAR Intercultural Learning Center on the popular virtual world, Second Life, in which 19 playable samplers of diversophy were offered to visitors in English and in Spanish. Over 30,000 people played these online games.
A sample of each game collection is available on each product pages.
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George Simons International is a Santa Cruz, California, USA registered Sole Proprietorship
Phone USA: +1 831 531 4706
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