Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz
Founder and Executive DirectorCompany: DCY Consulting
Role: Session Presenter
Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, EdD, founder and president of DCY Consulting, is a cross-cultural developmental psychologist and a highly sought-after international trainer and consultant. Having traveled and worked within 80+ countries to date, Dr. Yalowitz is deeply engaged in researching, studying, writing about, and teaching adult professionals around the world focusing on the power of play, community and team-building, conflict transformation, and social, emotional, and multiple intelligences. “Dr. Y.” incorporates a gentle and playful sense of humor along with his global stories to enrich major teaching points and his dynamic methods of engaging participants in a deep and meaningful learning experience.
As former dean, vice provost, and CAO of the School for International Training Graduate Institute (Brattleboro, Vt., and Washington, D.C.), Daniel’s style of “servant leadership” generated and catalyzed many productive changes across the institution during a very challenging time in its storied history. As a faculty member in the social sciences at several public and private graduate and undergraduate academic institutions, he designed and instructed dozens of courses focusing on student-centered and student-initiated experientially based learning.
Daniel’s deeply rooted beliefs in social justice, equity, interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity, and community have led him to work globally on issues of conflict transformation, training active bystanders, intercultural communication, and archetypal psychology. Dr. Yalowitz is considered to be passionate, joyful, energetic, and enthusiastic in his teaching and service work; in fact, many of his participants have delighted in how contagious these characteristics are!
He has helped to develop curricula and trainings for teaching active bystanders, and has integrated other related training elements in this work including multiple social and emotional intelligences, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and intercultural considerations. Daniel recently served on the faculty of the Intercultural Communications Institute (ICI), where he instructed many different advanced-level training courses for the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC) and its corollary Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication (WIIC).
Dr. Yalowitz serves and contributes actively on several boards of directors, including the International Peace Boat, where he has served several times as a lead volunteer mizuan (teacher) aboard the ship and presented topics including sustainability, leadership, cross-cultural awareness, and conflict mediation.
Daniel is able to bring both gravitas and levity into his work and does so with grace and openness to the needs and nuances of others. A proponent and advocate of conscious and nonviolent communication and active listening, one of his major goals as a teacher/trainer/consultant is to engage in a meaningful dialogic and experiential process in his work. He has published widely on the power of play and has been called and seen as a “Global Ambassador of Play” through this work.
Off the beaten trail, Daniel is an avid gardener, photographer, kayaker, bicyclist, singer, and vegetarian cook. His second book, “Journeying with Your Archetypes: The Search for Deeper Meaning in Daily Life,” was published in December 2018. He is now at work on another book focusing on the importance and emergence of a new way of understanding men, male friendships, and meaning-making and communication among and between men.