Dr Zane Ma Rhea
Lecturer and Consultant, National Centre for Gender and
Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
The Diversity Game
The workshop will introduce participants to an innovative diversity
tool. The developer of the game will be presenting the session.
The tool is a card game consisting of 100 cards played like a
regular game of pick up and put down.
The aim is to introduce participants to the complex interplay
of subjectivities that go to make up identity and give one power
or not in a given society. It further aims to facilitate insight
into the famous 'structure/agency' debates by offering the participants
the opportunity to see how the individual choices made by a group
can and do reconfigure structural rules while the conceptual
frame and power of structures can and do inhibit expressions
of personal power.
It is an ideal icebreaker game for introducing diversity concepts
to a group, for exploring a particular issue and opening up discussions
in an enjoyable while challenging way.
Zane has developed The Diversity Game over a number of year and
has used it successfully in corporate, education and community
Dr Zane Ma Rhea works at the National Centre for Gender and
Cultural Diversity, Swinburne University of Technology. She crosses
higher education and corporate spheres, facilitating courses
to conducting research about the management and leadership of
diversity in Australia.