Dr. George Simons visited in Finland at JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland, 16-26th March, and in Carinthia, Austria 25-26th April 2019
Dr. Simons is a well-known and liked guest lecturer in JAMK. He does a few visits there every year, frequently during in Autumn and Spring. JAMK has been collaborating with diversophy® from 2015, as a respond to the refugee crisis in Finland they created a New Horizons game. Lately JAMK and diversophy® have had ongoing developing and creating process with a game about challenges, concerns and matters that young people face in their daily life. Here you can read more about the project of New Horizons and print free or order your own diversophy® New Horizons game for price of 40 euros + vat 24 % + delivery cost.
In both, Austria and Finland, George kept lectures about such an topics like communication skills, leadership, culture talk and conflict management and how & why gamification can and should be utilized in intercultural work. He tries to have the lectures as interactive as possible with the audience. Beside those topics Dr. Simons also kept facilitation skill trainings at JAMK for students who have decided to specialize and study in a Cross-Cultural Management track and with the New Horizons Youth project.
In Austria George had an interview done with Sietar Austria about his personal story, cultural differences, how working and dealing with people coming from other cultures has affected him, and how and why diversophy® games are truly worth of playing and much more. You can can watch the interview here.