Creating intentional spaces using nontraditional (and fun!) methods

DAD - Diverse & inclusive team-building

  Professionals        Multiple levels
€    550
Creating intentional spaces using nontraditional (and fun!) methods

DAD - Diverse & inclusive team-building


   Multiple levels







This one-day techniques-focused workshop is designed to help you improve how you build cooperative, collaborative teams in creative ways that leverage team-member diversity. You will learn how to use targeted, unconventional approaches and establish purposefully-designed settings that embrace the differences (national cultures, ages, faiths, backgrounds, professional roles, etc) found among team members as advantages rather than challenges. Doing so can help build teams with a greater shared sense of inclusion and, as a result, effective performance. 

Guest faculty
Sherifa M.B.E. Fayez, Prof. Annette Gisevius 

Why participate
Whether in the workplace, classroom, community or elsewhere, establishing conditions for effective group dynamics is a key responsibility for many of us, yet we may default to doing so implicitly or even neglect to consider this crucial aspect of our roles. 

And, identity differences among would-be team members may seem to add challenges rather than benefits when we think about building a sense of shared collegiality and collaboration. 

Participants in this course will learn how to more explicitly establish success-enabling space(s) in which groups or teams can operate by acknowledging and intentionally designing for the diversity among them, whether apparent or “hidden”,  and how to do so using disarming, creative and science-based “serious play” approaches.

Emphasis will be placed on how to conduct such group-forming when working within short timeframes.

Participant profile/requirements
This course is for you if are a trainer/multiplier/educator/consultant who 

  • Supports clients that have increasing levels of (hidden) diversity yet that may not yet realize the benefits of these 
  • Wishes to incorporate nontraditional (playful, creative, innovative) methods into your work with learners/clients
  • Works with teams that may need to form or shift rapidly yet perform at high levels

You should already have at least a preliminary understanding of and experience with —either through your own work or participation in 'training for trainers' type programs— team-building, training and (adult) learning best practices. 

Contact us if you have questions about the suitability of this course for your circumstances.

Learning outcomes
In this course, you will learn how to help yourself—and those you work with—so that you/they can better:

  • Understand key underlying principles that allow for more effective team-building for heterogeneous groups (national cultures, ages, faiths, professional roles, backgrounds…)
  • Create a highly engaged, constructive team atmosphere and spirit as a base for trustful collaboration when working with groups with diverse members 
  • Adapt team-building activities to embrace team-member differences/diversity as a means of fostering inclusion and belonging
  • Experience very interactive, creative, and fun (as appropriate) learning techniques and approaches 

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a Certificate of Participation listing 6 contact learning hours. 

For course additional details see the Institute for Developing Across Differences website

Full price € 550

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