Testimonials

SIETAR EU Congress 2019 in Leuven through our eyes

A diversophy® team member`s thoughts about the SIETAR EU congress in Leuven May/June 2019. We started to prepare our pre-congress workshop months before the event, and it was my pleasure to be part of this process. All the excitement grew up more and more as the congress got closer.   The trip to Belgium started couple days before our pre-congress workshop to ensure that we had everything needed ready and set up. We had wonderful but also busy times with all the preparation as well as throughout the whole workshop.   For me this opportunity to take part of this...

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Where to start? "Know thyself".

- Katrin Volt Enculturation is a steep learning curve. As an expat woman like me, you may have or be seeking a successful career abroad, or you may have followed your partner to a strange land, hoping to establish your own goals and professional or personal agenda. Please join me as I share some learning experiences that have helped me to understand new surroundings and have given me a basis for enjoying my life as an expat. Mentality has a huge impact in our life and on experience abroad, so what I tend to make of my expatriate life really...

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Our future together: Learning Across Cultures—JAMK United for Refugees

"Our Migrant diversophy® game celebrates the present and future human diversity within Finland. We embrace interpersonal interaction and dialogue through game play as a means to develop empathy between different peoples residing in Finland. By different, we mean all people and all ethnicities in Finland, including ethnic Finns and Swedish-Finns, Roma, Sami, and also past, present and future immigrants and their families, as well as those who are visiting from outside of Finland as students or professionals."  – Steven Crawford, Senior Lecturer in Cross-cultural Management in JAMK University of Applied Sciences (JAMK UAS), Jyväskylä, Finland.  Steve was one of two lecturers...

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Diversophy: A Game with a Purpose

Diversophy® is a diversity game (from an international standpoint) which compels participants to put themselves in a certain situation and guess the appropriate answer. Also, participants share some of their previous experiences dealing with cultural components and/or within a specific country. After the game, questions and discussion take place. It can be played informally by having each player pick a card, answer it and move to the next person, or it can take a more formal approach by forming small teams and keeping score.

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