Professional Development

True Colors Workshop

The True Colors Workshop helps answer why people do the things they do and how to communicate, understand and appreciate the diversity of our fellow human beings.

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Workshop description with learning objectives

True Colors is a lighthearted, but well-researched communication tool to help participants understand themselves and others in a safe environment. This tool can assist in more effective leadership and teamwork in the workplace. Intrinsic in human nature is the need for self-confidence and esteem, two characteristics widely recognized as the basis for successful behavior.

Recognizing this need for self-confidence, individual respect, worthiness and self-esteems, True Colors has been created as the vocabulary through which people can communicate the expression of their character.

True Colors is an easy, entertaining way to begin to understand yourself and others. Discovering your colors will be fun and exciting and once you recognize the True Colors in your self and in others, awareness will become the key to success in personal, professional and social activities.

Presenter information

True Colors Advanced Certified Trainer Deidre Crawley has provided True Colors workshops since 1997. Her delivery and insight provide a memorable experience and tools that participants can use in a variety of situations.

Coconino County, Northern Arizona University, Arizona Governor’s Office of Children Youth and Families, are just a small sample of the organizations which have benefitted from Deidre’s leadership in the True Colors process.

BaFa ‘BaFa’

BaFa ‘BaFa’ is a powerful cross-cultural simulation game to help you understand the effects culture has in everyone’s lives.  It can help participants rethink their behavior and attitude toward others, examine their biases and stereotypes, and help participants rethink how they interact with others. 

BaFa ‘BaFa’ can take from 30 minutes to two hours depending on the size of your group.  At least two rooms are needed for this activity.

Presenter information

Carole D Mandino, EdD has worked at Northern Arizona University for twenty-four years as the Director of the Senior Companion Program, Northern Arizona Regional Gerontology Institute and the Civic Service Institute.  Carole’s degree is in educational leadership.  This workshop has been delivered to those in local communities, statewide, and in national organizations.

Aging simulation

Simulation is a way to help people experience some of the sensory changes that occur as we age.  Whether you’re a business organization, a student, or classroom, it is important to understand aging.  Perhaps you have a customer who speaks to you in a certain manner, perhaps you’re wanting to be a social worker at a hospital; this simulation will allow you to experience how aging can affect your customers, consumers, or clients.

Presenter information

Carole D Mandino, EdD has worked at Northern Arizona University for twenty-four years as the Director of the Senior Companion Program, Northern Arizona Regional Gerontology Institute and the Civic Service Institute.  Carole’s degree is in educational leadership.