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Power of Leadership – Who It’s For & What It Does (Schools & Charities Version)

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 for [...]


Using BaFa’ BaFa’ (Professional Version) – Hints For Adapting To Another Culture

The Professional Version of BaFa' BaFa' helps participants understand the way culture affects behavior, attitudes and values.  Once they have this understanding, they can develop strategies for modifying their behavior or the behavior of the organization to accomplish the diversity goals of the organization or train people to interact with other cultures. The discussion and analysis section of the program is designed to help participants discuss these issues in an open and productive manner and begin developing an action plan through which the corporation can take advantage of the diversity within the work force. Below you'll find a series of hints [...]


BaFa’ BaFa’ – How It’s Used (Schools & Charities Version)

We've been asking our customers how they use our products. Here are some of the more recent responses about the Schools & Charities Version of BaFa' BaFa'. We'd love to hear how you've used BaFa' BaFa' (or any of our products). Please take a minute and contact us about your experiences! Boarding High School for International and Domestic students uses BaFa' BaFa' two ways.  1. As part of an international community weekend event to explore and create awareness of different cultures and ways of life in order to help students live and study together. 2. For staff to have a common [...]


Customers Used StarPower – Business & Government Agencies

StarPower has been used by businesses, consultants and government all over the world and may be one of the most played simulations of all time. Learn more about using the schools and charities version of StarPower here.   103rd ESC205th MI Brigade21st Signal Brigade3 Com32nd Med Brigade - Ft Sam Houston3D MDSC45th Contracting Squadron633d Air Base Wing EEO7th Transportation Group84th Training Command88th Regional Readiness Command89th Sustainment Brigade8th Transportation BrigadeAbbot LaboratoriesAdvance Consulting NetworkAdvantage Performance GroupAetnaAll American FinancialAllied SignalAllied Signal - LORIAllied Signal - PAAllied Signal -VAAlticor, Inc.Amer-i-can of New York Inc.AMERITECHAmoco Corp.Arco ArenaArmy National GuardAscend Development GroupATECBacon and AssociatesBank of [...]


Customers Who’ve Used StarPower Schools/Charities

It's been estimated that StarPower has been played over 3 million times. Here is a partial list of schools and charitable organizations who have used used StarPower.  Learn more about using StarPower with business, consultants and government agencies here. 112th Street Elementary School A/S/B Bolivia Abilene Christian University Academy for Educational Development Adams State College Adelphi University Administrativt forskningsfond African-American Leadership Partnership AFS - USA Agape + Kure Beach Ministries Agnes Irwin School Agriculture & Agrifood Canada Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical Univ. Albertson College of Idaho Albion Central School District Albion Public Schools Albuquerque Public Schools Aldershot School Alfred [...]


The Creation of StarPower

By R. Garry Shirts, Ph.D. In 1969 I was asked by the National Council of Social Studies to develop a simulation game to help students understand racism. They wanted me to introduce the new game at their national convention. I felt invincible in those days, so I agreed to do it in the short amount of time that was available to me. In my first attempt, I developed a scenario, based on an actual incident, in which a black high school student and a white student got in an argument over a supposed racial slur by the white student. The incident [...]


The Influence of a Cultural Simulation (BaFa’ BaFa’) on Perceptions and Intent to Act.

We're often asked if any research which has been completed about our cross cultural simulation BaFa' BaFa' in the health care / nursing setting. Sharon See MSN, RNC-OB, Clinical Assistant Professor at Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Ashland University in Ohio contacted us asking for permission to use BaFa' BaFa' in their research.  We received the following request: "I teach community health to senior nursing students. We have been using BaFa' BaFa' cultural simulation for a few years now, and are very pleased with the simulation. Much meaningful discussion has taken place during our debriefing sessions. We are [...]


Professional BaFa’ BaFa’: At A Glance

Download or view our convenient one-page summary of the Professional Version of BaFa' BaFa'™ when used in a diversity training setting: [pdf-embedder url="" title="Professional BaFa' BaFa' Info"]   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.


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 [...]