Participants of intercultural training gain the skills and knowledge to “get by” in the host culture, and although they are typically unable to pass as members of that culture, they can at least show some knowledge and interest in it, and thus avoid alienating their hosts.
Currently the facilitator of intercultural training work with exercises and games that focus mostly on conflicts and misunderstandings between cultures. SEE IT! DO IT! FEEL IT!® enables a training and workshop setting free of stereotyping to ensure outcomes on an emotional individual level.
Capabilities of Cultural Intelligence
In the broadest sense, cultural intelligence is defined as “the desire and ability to communicate with cultural outsiders, and to form healthy social, personal, and professional relationships across cultural boundaries”. Cultural intelligence refers to the person’s attitude and capabilities for facing the challenges posed by intercultural communication and cooperation.
Psychologists describe cultural intelligence as follows including four central capabilities:
The process of improving capabilities of cultural intelligence is infinite. It includes a recognition of the constant need for self-improvement. SEE IT! DO IT! FEEL IT!® provides an entertaining, gameful and flexible framework through visual methods. Work on cultural identity and cultural difference. Work on the development of the four central capabilities of cultural intelligence – in only a few hours.
Empathy, Skills of Sensitivity
By contrast, SEE IT! DO IT! FEEL IT!® creates unique intercultural scenarios with an inclusive approach in a positive way. It is an educational game that focuses on the skills of sensitivity and aptitudes such as
- active listening,
- ability to self-reflection,
- cultural intelligence and
- communication skills.
SEE IT! DO IT! FEEL IT!® places participants in simulated intercultural situations. The game supports the development of empathy and skills of sensitivity. The concept is flexible and open. It is easy to integrate specific cultural knowledge (such as history, religious foundation and do’s and dont’s) as well as apply diverse cultural concepts and models.