A. The Power of Play as Work: The Creating and Professional Use of Games for Community and Team-Building

March 15, 2019

Children learn best by playing, and so can adults! Games and experientially-based learning activities have been found to work extremely well in developing intercultural communities and teams. This active and dynamic one-day workshop invites all interculturalists at all levels to engage in a wide-range of easy-to-teach, easy-to-play, low-prop activities, icebreakers, and exercises that are both non-competitive and non-sexist. This program will emphasize games that are specifically designed for intercultural settings and diverse populations. We’ll focus on games facilitation, intercultural concerns and considerations, leadership, ethics, and the power of debriefing. Time will be allowed throughout for reflection, questions, and responses. Come prepared for an active day, and come prepared to learn and play!

Daniel Cantor Yalowitz cross cultural communication strategies

Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz is a global consultant, trainer, and educator and the co-founder of New England Educational Consulting, working with higher education and secondary schools across the USA and abroad. Daniel focuses his professional energies around themes of intercultural communication, conflict transformation, community building, social/emotional/multiple intelligences, social justice, gender, play, and archetypal psychology. He has delivered programs in 88 countries, and continues to refine his understanding and work as a global citizen and activist. He is a consultant with the International Peace Boat and designs programs on board and abroad for that organization. His new book, Journeying with Your Archetypes: The Search for Deeper Meaning in Daily Life, is due out in the late spring of 2018. Daniel is the former dean and vice provost at The School for International Training Graduate Institute in Washington, DC and Brattleboro, VT.