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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Learning institutions all over the world have used our simulation BaFa' BaFa' to teach cultural awareness, diversity, cultural competency, and much more, and we'd like you to consider using it too. BaFa' BaFa' is used to help students, parents and neighborhood groups in all kinds of programs and situations work together more effectively. BaFa' BaFa' teaches cultural awareness and diversity in a safe and interesting way. Here's an Excerpt from BaFa' BaFa' Director's Guide: After the simulation portion of the program has ended the participants from the two cultures (Alpha and Beta) are brought together for discussion and analysis of the [...]
View the main page for the schools/charities version of BaFa' BaFa' here. There are countless ways organizations have used the Schools/Charities version of BaFa' BaFa' in business and educational settings. Here are a few links to relevant websites relating to using our simulations. We are just starting this resources so be sure to check back often. Please feel free to contact us if you'd like to have a link included. Index of Topics: BaFa' BaFa' - Schools & Charities Version BaFa' BaFa' used with Medical Educators BaFa' BaFa' - Schools & Charities Version Lesson Plan for NYU Intro to Sociology. [...]
It's been estimated that the Schools/Charities version of BaFa' BaFa' has been played by over a million people since it's inception. The most common use is to help students, parents, non-profit organizations and neighborhood groups in all kinds of programs and situations to work together more effectively. For uses by business and government agencies look at the Professional Version of BaFa' BaFa'. Scroll down to see a few of the organizations who've used BaFa' BaFa' (keep going there are a lot of names). 112th Street Elementary School 4-H Youth Programs 7th Transportation Group A.R. MacNeill Secondary School A.T. Still [...]
There are countless ways organizations have used our products in business and educational settings. Here are a few links to relevant websites relating to using our simulations. We are just starting this resources so be sure to check back often. Please feel free to contact us if you'd like to have a link included.
My focus in this talk is on organizations, businesses, volunteer groups, or any other group made up of people from different cultures for the purpose of creating common cause whether that is a product, a service, or a benefit for the community. To develop this skill a person needs to know and understand different cultures as well as know how to apply the basic principles of organizational development and leadership.
If you have the time & enough players, this is the cross-cultural game of choice, bar none. I have run it dozens of times, often with Sandy Fowler, for such groups as teacher training days, the Foreign Service Institute for persons about to go abroad, university international centers, teenage retreats, persons form other countries coming into the US, race relations retreats, MBA orientations, etc.
Today, my goal is to give you some suggestions for creating a new school culture in which staff members, teachers and students feel safe, feel valued and have the opportunity to be as productive and creative as each person wants to be.