The Journey to Harmony in a Small French Town – The Story of Mozaiq with Natalie Lutz 

A Film of the Webinar

This unique recording tells the story of turning a small French town experiencing local attitudes of division, hatred and fear into a more harmonious community displaying cooperation and healthy levels of co-existence.

Listen to Natalie’s tale as she experiences push back, frustration and resentment before finally breaking through to something worthy and, possibly repeatable, in YOUR town too.

Natalie Lutz

Interculturalist Natalie Lutz

About the Speaker – Natalie Lutz has been helping executives and international corporations understand cultural differences and work effectively together for over 25 years. Born and raised French-American, she is bilingual, bicultural and has lived in 4 countries. She trains consults and facilitates sessions on:  Working in a Multicultural environment, Leadership, and Expatriations to France and the USA as well as Team-building.

In 2010 she created and co-founded Mozaiq, an association dedicated to celebrating diversity in a small town outside of Paris. Each year she and her team put on 4 events including a Diversity Day which repeatedly draws crowds of more than 700 participant

To access the YouTube film click here; https://youtu.be/F6lUGzWikEg  

Louise and the 5 Chairs -Owning our Behaviour – Louise Evans

SIETARian, Interculturalist and Corporate Coach, Louise Evans gives a profound and inspiring talk expanding on the work of Marshall Rosenberg  – Father of Non Violent Communication, at TEDx in Genova. Own your Behaviours, Master your Communication and… Determine your Success. Thanks Louise.

The 5 Chairs

Inspiring Diversity Talk – Racial Bias – by Verna Myers – What can we do to Include Young Black Men?

Diversity worker speaker Verna Myers talks about the action we all need to take to reverse our bias and its consequent devaluation of Young Black Men.

  • Throwing out the repeated negative stereotype
  • Moving toward YMB, and,
  • Interrupting our older generation in front of the young to stop the inheritance of racial bias.
YBM

Inclusion 

Trainer Resources – 24 Team Building Exercises and Games – video

1. 3 physical exercises to get the team moving and deciding – With thanks to the Vancouver Canucks for their Team Building Day video on YouTube. These games takes up some space, require preparation and a dynamic facilitator to ensure good group energy levels to experience a rewarding team building benefit;

Help build your team spirit

Help build your team spirit

Great version of the “Minefield” exercise with aluminium pie cases and opaque goggles and instructors directing from the side.

The Water bucket challenge – keeping up a bucket of water using the feet of a team in trainers and socks. Then, one person at a time removes their trainers and socks whilst everybody keeps the bucket in place.

Team skiing – This takes woodshop resources to drill out holes in 4 “skis” and attach ropes. The ideas is that 4 or 5 team players “ski” in formation along an obstacle course – watch out for the turn around and see the difference in pace between the beginning and the end of the exercise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtaqb_6BaRE

  1. Check your liability insurance!

Thanks to Joe Donahue for filming and posting these. My favourites are the Caterpillar traverse, Channels, Problem gas challenge, and the Hoop pass (simple and effective – this is a good version.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4GUZspslY0

  1. – And, finally, a wonderful fun team building / icebreaker exerciseKnee tag

This needs to be played by consenting and mobile executives!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asbgD6vsjfM

Thanks to Mark Collard at Playmeo for filming and posting this lively game on YouTube.

Intercultural Trainer Film Resources – Perception

When introducing intercultural aspects of worldview, differing points of view and unique cultural perspectives, it can be useful (and engaging) to talk about our perceptions and the limits of our minds. Here are 3 YouTube film clips that do a great job in provoking discussion, shifting attitudes and opening minds.

"Aggggh, Now I understand."

“Aggggh, Now I understand.”

A – Perception Card Trick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3iPrBrGSJM

Thanks to Richard Wiseman for making the film and publishing it on YouTube. It comes in two parts – Stop the film half way through and ask the class what have they noticed? – This is a well made professional film.

B – Perception and Focus Film

Classic Intercultural training film from Daniel J. Simons

Thanks for posting on YouTube Daniel.

You may buy Daniel’s DVD at www.viscog.com

C – Thinking Fast and Slow in fun form

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiTz2i4VHFw

Film showing examples of System 1 and System 2 thinking with some great interactive moments.

The film was put together and posted on YouTube by AsapScience – Thanks

Daniel Kahneman’s wonderful Book, Thinking Fast and Slow is available on Amazon