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Stimulate lively discussions with activities for a variety of situations
In 52 Activities for Exploring Values Differences, Donna Stringer and Patricia Cassiday have written and adapted sound, ready-to-use activities for settings where the exploration of values differences is beneficial: the workplace, the classroom, corporate diversity training, international team development workshops, conflict management and others.
The activities cover a broad spectrum for the varied needs of trainers and teachers: those who like hands-on, practical but low-risk activities; those who prefer experimental activities; and those who learn best if they can reflect on ideas. The authors' "Classification of Activities" at the front of the book helps users choose activities that are appropriate for their needs according to risk level, time required, context (work, personal or general) and group (individual, team, organization, domestic diversity or multinational). The directions for the activities are easy to follow, and the worksheets and handouts can be photocopied for use.
About the Author
Patricia Cassiday is a cross-cultural consultant, trainer, and coach specializing in international transitions. She is the lead facilitator at Collaborative Connection, a consulting firm in the Seattle area.
Donna Stringer, the founder and former president of Executive Diversity Services, is a social psychologist with more than thirty years of experience as a cross-cultural educator and trainer. She has worked with U.S. corporations in 23 countries.
52 Acitivities makes a significant contribution to the field of training and development, globally and domestically. Stringer and Cassiday give practitioners a book that is practical, hands-on and full of variety. A must-have for managers and trainers.—Lee Gardenswartz, coauthor Managing Diversity: A Complete Desk Reference and Planning Guide (revised edition), -
This remarkable collection of sophisticated values activities will become required reading for every intercultural trainer and educator. There is something here for each of us, from K-12 teachers to executive coaches, whether working in domestic diversity or international contexts.
An extraordinary resource for our times. Donna Stringer and Patricia Cassiday have done a superb job of transforming one of the most important cultural concepts - values and their differences - into practical, concrete learning excercises.
52 Activities provides a wide variety of on-target, involving, and applicable learning activities. These creative tools give trainers and managers the structure to engage groups in meaningful learning and to facilitate the discussion of sensitive issues.—Anita Rowe, coauthor The Diversity Tool Kit, -