In addition to the Cultural Detective Series, several members of our author team have created products that you may find useful. Here is a list:
Created by our Principal or Published by Cultural Detective
The Essential Practice for Intercultural Competence (EPIC) cultivates true intercultural competence going beyond creating intercultural awareness. Based upon decades of work, EPIC distills intercultural competence theory to its essence and brings it to you in a holistic and easy-to-learn method that offers lasting results.
EPIC Starter License: Gives a user the right to facilitate EPIC: Essential Practice for Intercultural Competence, for one year. It includes three hours of coaching and support within the first six months.
EPIC Annual License Renewal: Gives a facilitator who has already purchased the Starter License a one-year renewal of permission to use EPIC: Essential Practice for Intercultural Competence.
EPIC Participant Handouts: Purchase one license for every person who will use EPIC: Essential Practice for Intercultural Competence. Participant Handouts may ONLY be purchased by those holding a current EPIC license.
In addition to these stories and reflections about cross-cultural misunderstandings, this expanded edition contains exercises that can be used as springboards for developing intercultural competence. At the end of each chapter there are questions and activities designed to develop and heighten cultural self-awareness and sensitivity to people from other cultural backgrounds. These activities are suitable for individuals, students, and groups of all backgrounds and professions.
This edition's new chapter, “Globalization and its Disconnects: Convergence Without Context,” focuses on spiraling cross-cultural mis-perceptions in the areas of religion, migration, and technology. Interactive intercultural activities help readers understand and develop useful strategies to cope with the disrupting cultural disconnects of globalization.
Some of the newly added interactive activities are designed to be used in conjunction with Cultural Detective Online, a reasonably priced subscription-based tool that allows 24/7 access to the nearly 70 packages that are part of the Cultural Detective® Series.
Requiring about 10 minutes to conduct and about 30 minutes to debrief, this extremely powerful simulation helps participants experience speaking a language non-fluently, how it affects one's ability to stay focused and connected with the listener, and how it influences one's feelings of competence and confidence. Participants also experience listening to second language speakers, and notice their own tendencies to help or to become distracted.
Created by our team members:
For anyone involved in interactions with the French, whether in business or government, as a student or armchair devotee of crossing cultures, Au Contraire! is a book that unearths the often invisible cultural forces that govern behavior. Authored by Cultural Detective France authors Gilles Asselin and Ruth Mastron. Click on the title for more information or to order.
A hands-on overview of Romanian business essentials for German-speaking expats working in Romania. City specials cover Bucharest, Timisoara and Sibiu. Authored by Cultural Detective Romania co-author Rita Booker, published in October 2008. Please click on title for a German description and ordering on Amazon.
Learning games on over forty cultures, produced by George Simons, a prolific Cultural Detective author. Diversophy complements Cultural Detective; the latter provides deep insight - the former provides behaviors and dos/don'ts. Click on the title for more information or to order. The Japanese version was co-written by Dianne Hofner Saphiere from Cultural Detective.
This groundbreaking book is a recognized classic that has been embraced by both educators and practitioners. It provides a unique perspective to explain differences between Deaf and hearing cultures. Widely used as a text in Deaf Studies courses and interpreter training programs worldwide. Written with the help of three distinguished Deaf consultants. Authored by Cultural Detective Deaf Culture co-authors Anna Mindess and Thomas K. Holcomb. Click on the title or image to see it on Amazon.
A humorous and enlightening video about the differences between Deaf and Hearing cultures. Issues such as leave-taking, privacy, attitudes toward time, giving and receiving criticism and comments on personal appearance are explored and discussed from each cultures’ point of view. L. Robert Kohls said, "I have found that the SEE WHAT I MEAN video works extremely well with standard courses in Intercultural Communication, because it makes its points so simply and so clearly. It provides the most convincing substantiation that every group is shaped by its culture and, in turn, the group creates and shapes that very culture." Authored by Cultural Detective Deaf Culture co-authors Thomas K. Holcomb and Anna Mindess. Click on the title or image for more information or to order.
This book is about Eastern European business culture especially for the German-speaking world. A collection of case studies covering poverty, culture and corruption, the role of women and religion in communist society, and customer orientation and compensation systems in organisations, will give you impressions about working in this part of the world. Countries covered include: Baltic Region, The Balcans, Poland, Czech Republic, Slowakia, Slowenia, Hungary. Countries in focus of the book: Romania and Bulgaria. Authored by Cultural Detective Romania co-author Rita Booker and featuring Cultural Detective Bulgaria co-author Stanislava Zaprianova and Dr. Brigitte Lüth. Please click on title for a German description and ordering on Amazon.
A very entertaining and engaging teamwork game based on a folkloric game of West Africa that makes powerful and memorable teaching. Package includes a training video, music cassette, booklet, wood blocks and player pads. Created by Emmanuel Ngomsi, author of Cultural Detective Cameroon and Cultural Detective West Africa. Click on the title or image to connect with Emmanuel for more information or to order.