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August 18th: diversiDARE game by Annabelle (Bee) Baumann and George Simons (part 2 of 2)
diversiDARE focuses on critical areas of culture that have been largely been avoided in meetings, collaboration, professional engagement in education, training, research and serious conversation. There appears to be a fear leading to inability or unwillingness to discuss the cultural values, perspectives and practices that are among the most critical factors in the stories we live by personally and organizationally, and which shape our worlds of politics, religion, social structures, economics, ecology, humor, and healthcare. diversiDARE uses gamiﬁcation to create a safe space for stepping into these “touchy and untouchable” areas and, in doing so, helps us look to establishing strategies and means for the continued exploration of the topics, and expanding engagement in these touchy cultural areas.
About the workshop series
diversophy® workshop series / game sessions are attended by participants from around the world. We explore specific cultures and topics, share our diverse experiences and cultural perceptions, and learn from each other - without judgment, with respect for everyone. The aim is to encourage mutual discovery and discussion, to know and understand each other better, and to get enriched by what we discover.
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 generation. It is up to you to explore further.
Feedback from participants
I was immediately captivated by this game, since my 1st session, not only because the cards were so beautifully designed that they inspired you to share, even if you had minimal experience and knowledge. But most importantly, I was fascinated by all these different (diverse ;) ) opinions and views and people, mixed together, sharing together, coming together.
It is indeed a great way to create a safe space for exchange and getting to know each other and learning more about oneself. It was a nice way to have everyone open up and share.
I had my first diversophy® Zoom call last Thursday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I've been looking at the games and am so impressed! I look forward to exploring this brilliant concept and way you have brought it to life in such a fun way!!
This is an innovative way of learning and developing social skills. Besides, I want to highlight that diversophy could help to understand we are all global citizens and, therefore, to build respect and tolerance among all of us to make the world a better and peaceful place. I like that the games go deeper into the cultures, it does not stay on the superficial part about a culture. This is the best way to really get familiar with cultural values and behaviors. The game is a good way to practice English for non-native speakers.
Camila Vergara Salgado
Thank you so very much! These thoughtful games and the warm, international community make my life more interesting and enjoyable!
I loved the game! It's such a fantastic way of engaging and getting to know other perspectives, especially in utterly diverse groups. Loving it!