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Professional BaFa’ BaFa’ Cultural Awareness & Diversity Simulation: How It Works & What It Does

Overview of how the simulation portion of the Professional Version of BaFa' BaFa' works. If you are an external consultant or interested in re-selling this program please email or call us at 858 450-3400 for more details. The Professional Version of BaFa' BaFa' has been used thousands of times by organizations of all shapes and sizes to create awareness and move to action. Visit our Professional Version of BaFa' BaFa' information page to learn more. At the beginning of the experience, two simulated cultures are created: an Alpha culture and a Beta culture. Alphans are relaxed, put great emphasis on group [...]

2019-04-19T10:22:53-07:00

BaFa’ BaFa’: Student Feedback – Psychology & Culture Programme

While discussing the schools and charities version of BaFa' BaFa' with Dr. Nadia Svirydzenka of De Montfort University we asked if it would be possible to hear about the setting in which she was thinking of using BaFa' BaFa', her goals for the class, and if she would be willing to send us any feedback from the participants. She kindly agreed. With permission of the participants this post is the information she furnished. This has only been slightly edited for formatting and punctuation. The Setting (As per Dr. Nadia Svirydzenka): The simulation was run with 3rd year students (final year) for [...]

2019-03-07T10:07:59-07:00

Seven Practices of High Performing Teams

If you are an external consultant or interested in re-selling this program please email or call us at 858 450-3400 for more details. Pumping The Colors™ is an active, hands-on, team building/development simulation for a group (or groups) of five to ten participants. It challenges them to execute a complicated task under conditions that require them to perform as a team. In Pumping the Colors, the participants practice holding self-coaching team meetings using the Seven Practices of High Performing Teams* several times. During the first team meeting we ask them to complete a general self-coaching exercise which has them simultaneously display [...]

2019-02-12T13:23:06-07:00

Pumping The Colors: The Importance of Self-Coaching Team Meetings

If you are an external consultant or interested in re-selling this program please email or call us at 858 450-3400 for more details. Pumping The Colors™ is an active, hands-on, team building/development simulation for a group (or groups) of five to ten participants. It challenges them to execute a complicated task under conditions that require them to perform as a team. Why Team Training Is Important Teams appear deceptively simple. All you do is get a group of people together, give them a task, and tell them to go at it. A fraction of the teams organized in this manner develop [...]

2019-02-13T11:37:35-07:00

BaFa’ BaFa’ vs Board Games & Knowledge Maps

If you are an external consultant or interested in re-selling this program please email or call us at 858 450-3400 for more details. The Professional version of BaFa' BaFa' is often used in cultural awareness, cultural competence and diversity training. Here is a deck which highlights the differences between using the BaFa' BaFa' simulation and board games or learning maps. We think you'll find it very helpful. We've converted it into a video for this page, contact us if you'd like us to send you the powerpoint file.

2019-01-29T12:14:48-07:00

BaFa’ BaFa’ – Conclusions & Insights From Participants

Visit the main page for the School and Charities version of BaFa' BaFa'for more detailed information. Summary of Conclusions and Insights from participants in the Schools and Charities version of BaFa' BaFa'. The Schools and Charities version of BaFa' BaFa' has been used by learning institutions all over the world to help people from different cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, races, disciplines, ethnic backgrounds, genders, and religions to create understanding, reduce conflict and to learn how to reap the rich rewards of realistic and thoughtful cooperation. While BaFa' BaFa' focuses on understanding different cultures, one can see by the way it has been [...]

2019-01-25T12:59:55-07:00

Pumping The Colors – Structure & Benefits

If you are an external consultant or interested in re-selling this program please email or call us at 858 450-3400 for more details. You can see the main Pumping The Colors page here. We think you’ll find it very helpful. Our Pumping The Colors simulation is a sophisticated full or half day team building program. Here is a deck which was originally put together as a promotional piece to better understand the overarching structure and benefits of the simulation. We think you'll find it very helpful. We've converted it into a video for this page, contact us if you'd like us [...]

2019-04-18T12:17:52-07:00

Power of Leadership Simulation – Changing An Organization

If you are an external consultant or interested in re-selling this program please email or call us at 858 450-3400 for more details. The Power of Leadership is a powerful and engaging simulation used in all types of leadership training. Here is a promotional article which offers an overview of the goals and premise of the simulation. You can see the main Power of Leadership information page here. We think you'll find it very helpful.   A New Perspective On Leadership. The Power of Leadership simulation is ideal for encouraging people to think about leadership and power with a fresh perspective. [...]

2019-01-25T13:12:17-07:00

Customers Who Have Used Power of Leadership for Business & Government Agencies

If you are an external consultant or interested in re-selling this program please email or call us at 858 450-3400 for more details. Power of Leadership has been used by businesses, consultants and government agencies all over the world. Power of Leadership brings reality and context into the teaching of leadership. Here is a partial list of organizations who've used the business version of Power of Leadership. Learn more about using the schools and charities version of Power of Leadership here. Create Awareness Achievement Dynamics Administrative Office of the Courts ADP Advantage Performance Group Advantage Plus American Express B & G Consulting [...]

2019-04-18T10:31:28-07:00

Power of Leadership – Who It’s For & What It Does

The Power of Leadership is a powerful and engaging simulation often used in all types of leadership training. Here is a promotional article which offers an overview. You can see the main Power of Leadership information page here. We think you'll find it very helpful if you're interested. We've also have a copy in pdf form, contact us if you'd like us to send you a copy.   Description: The Power of Leadership is a business simulation that helps participants understand the challenges they face when they are given power to accomplish a task. Even though power is a taboo topic [...]

2019-01-10T12:05:42-07:00