This August three diversophy®ambassadors presented workshops at the SIETAR World Congress in Tokyo Japan. The congress was held in Tokyo from 8thto 11thof August 2018. Emphasizing the value of intercultural connections,SIETAR Japanaims at strengthening the diversity and cultural competence of its members. Conference visitors had the opportunity to become a part of mutual learning environment within multiple workshops, keynote presentations, cultural activities and symposia.
Walt Hopkins provides the Human Interaction Laboratory, that develops the personal and leadership effectiveness: self-awareness, interpersonal skills and knowledge of group dynamics. It is based on the principles of emotional intelligence - the ability to identify emotions, and to apply that information to guide behavior.
Early in June a team of teachers from JAMK University of Applied Sciences attended the NAFSA convention in Philadelphia. Steve Crawford, Diane Rupert and Ronan Browne participated and organized a New Horizons workshop for the convention visitors. The event and its facilitation were extremely successful. The event and its facilitation were extremely successful. It was aimed at presenting theNew Horizons diversophy®game to participating educators and administrators. The JAMK ambassadors have received highly positive feedback from the participants.
TheSwiss SIETAR Congresswas a great success and most enjoyable experience, with great sessions and beautiful locations. During the workshop Catherine Roignan presented and facilitated the diversophy®Nouveaux Repèresgame. Participants represented various European nationalities North to South. Playing in groups of 4-5 they provided us with valuable feedback: What is your experience? –This gamefosters dialogue andallows to learn new and interesting things. It workedextremely well with our group. Do some questions raise conflict between players?– There were none that could be identified as raising conflict. That led us to realize that discussion should be encouraged rather than avoided.
diversophy® is honored to support the Remagen Campus 12-week acculturation program, that aims to bring together refugees, local Germans and International students from Hochschüle Koblenz university. The main activity was playing the diversophy® Germany game. Overall the environment was very professional, yet friendly.