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Emotional Intelligence PLAYshop

Some Teams We Have Played With!

NEW! Virtual Version Now Available

Looking for a virtual workshop for your remote team? We have converted this PLAYshop into a virtual format. Click below for more details!

Strong Teams Use Their Minds...and Hearts


Too often teams place too much reliance on technical skills and traditional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is often overlooked, yet vital for success in today's interactive business environment. The words & actions of team members, especially leaders can have a huge impact, even if unaware.

The Emotional Intelligence PLAYshop is the ultimate team leadership training & workshop! Through it's immersive games and content, teams will practice self awareness & learn to recognize how what they say and do affects the people around them. This PLAYshop will increase personal, emotional and social skills in order to succeed in any environment.

For Teams That:

  • Rely heavily on collaboration & leadership for success
  • Value mental health and workplace wellness
  • Seek to build stronger customer & stakeholder relationships

Used By Teams To:

  • Develop team members 'emotional intelligence' by helping them learn to manage emotions in a productive & healthy way
  • Enhance leadership skills through self-awareness
  • Build more trust & engagement for both internal & external relationships.

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 increase their Emotional Intelligence (EI)

1. Group Games

Fun and interactive 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’

Fun experiential activities to bring it all together.  Dont worry….no artistic abilities necessary!


Emotional Intelligence PLAYshop - Outline

(team building workshop)

Objective: Bringing awareness & control to our own emotions, while building stronger relationships with others through empathy & communication.


  • FOP Intro, How We’ll Learn, Aha’s Woohoo’s & Huh’s.
  • Opening Activity: Mystery Draw. Defining E.I and why important?
  • BIG IDEA: E.I. is simply being more human with another

Key #1:  Self Awareness  (Know Your Emotions)

  • Content - Power of Mindfulness, Recognizing Emotions, Top Emotions in Business, Getting in Tune.
  • Sample Games – Hotseat Emotions, Guess Emotion, Emotional Name Swap, Nah!
  • Discussion (Group Share) – What emotions have you felt lately at work? Which could you use more of?

Key # 2:  Self Management (Control Emotions)

  • Content - Truth/Dangers of negative emotions, Dealing with negative emotions (acknowledge/CTA), 2 Mindset Traps (complaining, criticism) & how to avoid
  • Sample Games – 21, It Could be Worse, Status Walk, Defenders, StopGoClapName
  • Discussion (Group Share) – What (nagging) negative emotions have you experience at work lately? What is your CTA?

Key # 3:  Social Awareness (Shift Perspective)

  • Content – Def’n, CCI (capacities, concerns & interests) of others vs own. Accepting other beliefs/values. Understanding = Trust
  • Sample Games – Anybody Else? Further/Closer, Interesting Email, Extremes, Interpretations/Mirror Dance
  • Discussion/Tools (Group Share) – How can you better recognize the needs of others on your team? Meetings, 1:1’s, projects, problem solving, etc?

KEY # 4:  Relationship Management (Communication)

  • Content – Psych Safety, Communication (listen with intention, non-verbal, empathy, thoughtful action) . Listen-Loop-Dip. Dialogues vs Debates.
  • Sample Games - First/Last, Silent Opera, Clapparama, Consultants, Pancakes vs Waffles
  • Discussion (Partners/Group Share) – How can you improve team relationships through communication? Which of the 4 keys can you personally focus on?


  • Artivity: Empathy Build - a 30+ min guided art-ivity to round out the PLAYshop! A blindfolded puzzle game that can only be solved when players learn to understand each other. In small teams & immersive gameplay, participants will draw connections between game outcomes & the collaborative strategies needed for success in their own work.*
  • Recap, Takeaways & HomePlay

* Artivity only available for PLAYshops longer than 3 Hours

Choose Your Format

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

'Cartwheel' FUN!

From $2500* 2 Hours
  • Ideal for shorter & small-medium sized team meetings or gatherings
  • 4-6 Group Games + 1 (condensed) Theme
  • Contact us for a quote!**

Flagship 'Somersault'

From $4000* 3 Hours
  • Ideal for larger team meetings, conferences or retreats
  • 6-8 Group Games + 1 Standard Theme + 1 Artivity FINALE
  • Contact us for a quote!**

Flagship Half Day 'Party'!

From $5000* 4 Hours
  • Ideal for larger & longer team meetings, conferences or retreats
  • 7-10 Group Games + 1 Robust Theme + 1 Robust Artivity FINALE
  • BEST VALUE! Contact for a quote!**

*Contact us for a full quote. Food is not included. 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.


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

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