News - Providing Workshops and Webinars

Bring people together. Games – the power of interaction

– open recurring event – each Thursday at 6pm UTC   These are free game sessions and everyone is welcome!   About the event   The aim of diversophy® game sessions is to become familiar with other cultures, to share our diverse experiences and cultural perceptions, and to learn from each other. It aims to encourage mutual discovery and discussion.This game does not claim to be exhaustive or to promote a single truth about a given social group or specific culture. Within the same countries there are differences from one region or social group to another, and from generation to...

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3rd SIETAR Europa Direct Members Meetup

  What mood are you in? Summer is a time to make a nice break from work and to play!That’s what we have done today at our 3rd SIETAR Europa Direct Members Meetup!In a small and energetic group, we were tasting diversophy® with its creator and editor George Simons. We enjoyed our gaming experience very much!It’s a pity you were not able to join up! And… thinking of you we recorded for you our talking & playing. Find here the recording of the 3rd SEU DM Meetup! George has also shared with us the PPT used for the meetup, as well...

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diversophy® Slovakia online game session, May 2020

Do you know, where is the highest number of chateux and castles in the world? Which European mountain range would National Geographic recommend as the number one destination to visit in Europe in 2019? Which European Capital is the only capital city in the world bordering two independent countries? Ever-increasing number of foreigners move to Slovakia for these and many more attractions. Mirka Molnár Ľachká created diversophy® Slovakia  game to help newcomers to understand their host country and its inhabitants a bit more. We are in the testing phase, and organize regular meetings of volunteers to give us feedback for...

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Gamification week with SIETAR Italia, Webinar, 11-14 May 2020

A bunch of interculturalists who are passionate about gamification, working with stories and learning by playing provided 4-day long gamification webinar attended by over 150 participants:     Presenters addressed these topics: George Simons  –  Change of the Taste of Learning with Intercultural gaming Grazia Ghellini  –  Games for fostering newcomers’ acculturation Joanna Sell  –  an interactive session on “How to facilitate intercultural programs with storytelling?” Maria Todosiychuk  –  a session “How to create games your students will love?”   Presentations and sessions were lots of fun, full of interactive activities, focused on learning by doing. Participants' answers: The GAMIFICATION...

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Dr. George Simons on ThrivingThursdays

    Uncertain times require a specific set of competences and demand consciousness in all our interactions. In these difficult COVID-19 times, we would like to make a contribution to help you face any personal difficulties by adopting a growth mindset, instead of a fear mindset.   SIETAR Austria hosted a series of ExpertTalks on Thursday evenings to find out how experts from across the world, who work in the intercultural field, are surviving or thriving in our current turbulent times. Dr. George Simons, diversophy® creator / Consultant / Trainer, was interviewed by Eithne Knappitsch, SIETAR Austria President, on May...

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