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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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Customers Who Have Used Professional BaFa’ BaFa’

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. Here is a partial list of the organizations. Visit our Professional Version of BaFa' BaFa' information page to learn more. 21st Signal Brigade 32nd Med Brigade - Ft Sam Houston 4th Judicial District Court 84th Training Command 89th Sustainment Brigade 9th Mission Support Command A. C. E. Limited Accenture AG [...]


Links To Articles & Research About BaFa’ BaFa’ – Schools/Charities Version

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. [...]


Case Study: Professional BaFa’ BaFa’ – Building Cultural Competence: Tools to Foster More Productive Community Relations.

The workshop was very well received by the participants. They found BaFa’ BaFa’ to be relevant both to their work in the field and for staff training within the Agency. The overall feedback from conference organizers was very enthusiastic, 100% of the responses which were turned in came back as either very good (7%) or excellent (93%).


Barbara Steinwachs describes BaFa’ BaFa’

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.