Palms Cross-cultural is the new name for our professional cross-cultural and development education services.
Utilising over 50 years of experience preparing individuals to work in another culture, we offer a variety of professional development packages aimed at improving cross-cultural or multicultural effectiveness, promoting community-centred approaches to development, enhancing corporate social responsibility and effective engagement of diverse communities in complex issues.
From September 11th – 14th, we will be running a preparation course for our friends at EAPPI to enhance their peacemaking work in Palestine and Israel. This will be the second time EAPPI have engaged our preparation courses.
As part of their training, on the evenings of September 11th and 12th, we will be running group simulation activities which we are opening to the wider public. These simulations are fun, effective ways to enhance your own understanding of complex issues.
Each session would usually cost hundreds of dollars, but to celebrate Palms Cross-Cultural’s launch, we’re offering it for a donation of your choosing. Places are limited though, so please book immediately.
Tuesday September 11th 6pm: Bafa Bafa (Crossing Cultures Simulation)
In Bafa Bafa, you will develop an understanding of what it means to be part of a culture and the tensions which arise when placed in a completely different culture. This tool is used by numerous international development agencies, universities and international business schools to provide a framework for overcoming intercultural challenges and becoming truly effective.
Wednesday September 12th 6pm: Pineapple Republic (Economic Development Simulation)
Why is development so complicated? Why, despite our best efforts (and some of our worst), does poverty still exist in the world?
This simulation allows participants to consider the complex relationships between different economic development actors, their agendas and their approaches. As groups compete, co-operate, co-opt and corrupt during the game, the complexity of global economic development becomes apparent.
We also have a number of other sessions being run during business hours from Tuesday to Friday, in which you may participate for a very reasonable fee. For more information and to reserve your place, please contact Brendan Joyce immediately.
Palms Cross-cultural: enhancing global competency