Innovation PLAYshop

Some Teams We Have Played With!

The Power of Innovation

Summary:

Innovation is the change that unlocks new value for teams. Does your team have the necessary tools and mindset to consistently come up with new and original ideas?

The Innovation PLAYshop is the ultimate outside the box workshop! Through it's immersive games and content, teams will learn the simple and fun process to come up with original ideas that have value. Participants will learn the 4 steps to enhance creativity and lead to next-level breakthroughs!

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For Teams That Are:

  • Reliant on teamwork and creativity to succeed
  • In fast-moving or competitive industries
  • Feeling a bit stagnant or complacent

Used to:

  • Learn how to consistently come up with valuable new products, ideas or processes.
  • Create outside-the-box thinking and ideas
  • Celebrate failure and see it as a catalyst to success

We use the power of PLAY to teach 'modern day business skills' with a focus on workplace wellness.

How It Works:

PLAYshops are fun, experiential & highly impactful! This team building workshop can take place right in your office or at any locally scheduled event, conference, retreat, etc. All materials provided and teams of 8-200+ can be accommodated. There are 3 components to getting your team to think outside the box and innovate:

1. Group Games

Fun and interactive (improv-influenced) games that are designed to get teams to break down barriers and learn about themselves and the group at large.

2. Positive Psychology

The research behind what makes life worth living and aims to discover and promote the factors that allow individuals and groups to thrive.

3. ‘Art-ivities’

Wacky and fun art based activities to bring it all together.  Dont worry….no artistic abilities necessary!

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Innovation PLAYshop - Outline

(team building workshop)

Objective: Learn how curiosity, play and (joyful) failure can enhance creativity and lead to breakthroughs!

INTRO

  • How We’ll Learn (mindfulness, facilitation, engagement) , The FUNdamentals of Play (Rules)
  • Ice breakers (Shakedown, Mini-men, Extremes, Status Walk)

STEP 1:  Positivity for Possibility 

  • Content - Negativity Bias & Critical Positivity Ratio (3:1)/ Benefits of Positivity (Broader Perspective/Facing Challenges, Contagion)
  • Discussion (Group Share) – How can you apply the 3:1 ratio at work/home? What possibilities might you be missing and how can you avoid?
  • Sample Games - 7 Things!, Story Builders, Groupie RPS,

STEP 2:  Get Curious

  • Content – What is curiosity and what are the 4 critical steps to ‘learn it’? (Humble, Eyes Open, Big Why?, Play)
  • Discussion (Group Share) – What am I curious about at work? In my own 'world'? In other 'worlds'? What are potential topics to solve/uncover?

Sample Games – Curious Catz,  Mind Meld, Rumors, Snapshotz

STEP 3:  Experiment/Play

  • Content – Find Your Sandbox, Reconnect with play through S.C.A.M.P.E.R (Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another Use, Eliminate, Rearrange)
  • Discussion (Partners/Group Share) – What’s your ‘sandbox’ at work/chosen topics (or how can you create one)? Apply one element of SCAMPER to your topic.
  • Sample Games - Trifecta , Theory Believer , Whoosh, World’s Greatest Ad Agency, Dubbed Movie.

STEP 4:  Fail (joyfully)

  • Content – 4 Myths of Failure and how we can rethink about it
  • Discussion (Partners/Group Share) – What are examples where myths of failure have affected your future actions? How can you rethink it?
  • Sample Games - Big Fish, Small Fish, Nah!, Clapperama, Bippity Bop.

  FINALE

  • Artivity*: SLAM! Innovation** - a 30+ min guided Art-ivity to round out the PLAYshop! Teams will be guided through a FUN innovation practice where they build on each others ideas & ’slam’ down new ideas. They will be aided with ThinkPak cards in order to practice S.C.A.M.P.E.R. Lastly they will group ideas into one new innovation & present it through an ‘art’ piece.
  • Recap/Application Sheet 
* Artivity only available for PLAYshops longer than 2 Hours
** This portion can be applied to a pre-selected problem or to individual topics that have come up throughout the workshop*

Choose Your Format

Choose your preferred format below for your innovation workshop. We accomodate teams of 10-250+

Lunch n Learn

From $750* 1 Hour
  • Ideal for short team gatherings
  • 4-5 Group games + 1 (condensed) Theme
  • Contact us for a quote!**

Starter Play

From $2000* 2 Hours
  • Ideal for team meetings, socials, conferences or retreats
  • 6-8 Group games + 1 Theme + 1 Art-ivity
  • Contact us for a quote!**

Flagship Play

From $3500* 4 Hours+
  • Ideal for large team meetings, socials, conferences or retreats
  • 12-15 Group games + 1 (Robust) Theme + 1 extended Art-ivity
  • BEST VALUE! Contact for a quote!**

*Contact us for a full quote. Travel and convenience fees extra. Discounts for startups, schools, social enterprises and non-profit; Lets chat to figure out your needs!
**Something else in mind? We have tons of other themes and custom programming also available.

READY TO FIND OUT HOW PLAY CAN ELEVATE YOUR EVENT?

Call us directly at (647) 233-2577 or fill out the form below!

Luis Serrano - team building facilitator
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