Feb 6, 2020
My guest for this episode is Andrea Hummel. Andrea is trained in multicultural diversity, mediation and trauma recovery. She holds a Masters in applied anthropology American University (Washington, DC) with additional studies in refugee affairs and linguistics. Andrea holds a Theory certification in TSM psychodrama for post-traumatic growth and presents at conferences both in the US and abroad.
In 1991 she founded a consulting firm specializing in cultural diversity and human relations consulting, providing training, cultural needs assessments, and human relations consulting. She was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Florida and Manatee Community College.
Initially Andrea's focus was on preventing conflict (via cultural understanding); now it is on resolving conflict (via improvisations). She is the developer of the cutting-edge “i4 peacedramas” method for helping individuals, nonprofits, and communities increase empathy, decrease miscommunication, and create alternate endings to organizational conflict.
No stranger to staying focused during crisis, she was in the Middle East during the 1990 Kuwaiti oil crisis, Guatemala during the 1995 refugee persecutions, and Greece during the 2015 refugee crisis.
Andrea and Mary discuss gaining a better understanding of organizational issues using experiential learning, not just talking about issues. We explore how to use "improv" as a tool to improve communication and working relationships.
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