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Empathy + Creative Dialogue (E+CD)
If the 21st century will see the rise of soft skills as the keys to innovation and problem-solving, no skill will be more central than a capacity for empathy and creative dialogue. Since most problems are rarely found inside the boundaries of a single person, the best problem-solvers will be the ones who understand how to acquire the perspectives of others, assess a situation with all needs in mind, and then build consensus by creating common languages across differences. The most successful will be those who can think, speak, describe, and concentrate differently when confronted with a range of circumstances. (an excerpt from Twenty One Toys)
> This experience employs the E+CD curriculum and tools developed by Twenty One Toys. It includes: introduction, game play, and debrief; typically takes 2 hours; accommodates up to 30 people*, and costs $300 (which includes all materials needed).
Alternate Futures (Alt.F)
New ideas emerge in the interaction of different ways of thinking about the future. Within organizations and communities, societal and political changes can be enabled via innovation processes in which diverse interests collaborate to co-create the future. One of the most powerful ways to exercise your mind for this way of thinking is by practicing "disruptive thinking." Disruptive thinking is looking at an object or idea and coming up with an entirely different way to achieve the same end. Thinking in this way stretches your mind outside of the norm to create innovative solutions that have never been considered before. Mastering this skill will position you and your team, organization, and/or community as the leader capable of designing the best possible future.
> This experience employs two card-based games. It includes: introduction, game play, and debrief; typically takes 2-4 hours depending on desired depth; accommodates up to 30 people*, and costs between $300-$600 (which includes all materials needed).
It is possible to engage a group in both E+CD and Alt.F back-to-back. This experience includes: introduction, game play, and debrief; typically takes 6-8 hours, accommodates up to 30 people*, and costs $800-$1,000 (which includes all materials needed).
*If you would like for more than 30 people to play, please contact us via the "Request more info" form above for a quote.
Photo credit: Twenty One Toys