10 minutes Opening Drum Circle
Drums and percussion instruments have already been placed on chairs when participants enter. Before anyone speaks, we drum together, creating a metaphor of different instruments and sounds uniting in a common song.
5 minutes Overview of Diversity
The Cultural General Model of diversity is introduced (hand-out provided). This model views diversity in terms of a multi-faceted approach including; race, gender, culture, sexual orientation, personality type, religion, geographic location, and family of origin issues.
45 minutes D-Village Challenge
We set the stage for the simulation experience using the six instrument groups to symbolize various groups within the larger community – with power and majority/minority differences. Then the challenge begins…
30 minutes The Meaning of the Metaphor
We facilitate a discussion of the experience within the context of the metaphor. Insights are then related to the specific group’s daily experience.
30 minutes Resolution of D-Village
The group is empowered to construct an ending that resolves the conflicts through musical interventions they create.
2 hours Total Program Time*
*Can be customized to fit your program needs. We also provide three and four hour programs which may require additional facilitators.