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Emotional Intelligence PLAYshop

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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 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 (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!


Emotional Intelligence PLAYshop - Outline

(team building workshop)

Objective: Learn to manage emotions (self and others) in a productive and healthy way. Facilitate progressive thinking and deeper connections.


  • How We’ll Learn (mindfulness, facilitation, engagement) , The FUNdamentals of Play (Rules)
  • Ice breakers (Shakedown, Mini-men, Extremes, Status Walk)
  • Key #1:  Self Awareness   (Emotions)
    • Content - Positive Emotions (top emotions, Happiness Ratio, benefits), Negative Emotions (purpose - new info, urging to change).
    • Discussion (Group Share) What emotions have you experience lately? How have they affected you & what can you learn from them?
    • Sample Games – 7 Things, Story Builderz, Yes Let’s, Trifecta, Groupie RPS, Assassin, Nah, Thunderdome


  • Key # 2:  Self Management (Solving Emotions)
    • Content – Positivity (Gratitude, Critical Positivity Ratio’s), How to deal with negative emotions (acknowledge/recognize), 2 Mindset traps (complaining, criticism), 3 C’s (catch, check, change)
    • Discussion (Group Share) – How can you apply gratitude/appreciation and the ratio(s) at home/work?
    • Sample Games – Partnesia, 3 Noses, Askhole (2 Rds), 1 Word Story – Email, Unrelations

Key # 3:  Social Awareness (Empathy)

  • Content – Def’n, CCI (capacities, concerns & interests) of others vs own. Notice commonalities and accepting other beliefs/values (Removing judgement)
  • Discussion/Tools (Group Share) – How can you use more empathy on your teams? Meetings, 1:1’s, projects, problem solving,etc
  • Sample Games – Extremez, Interpretationz (Broken Mirror, Gibberish), Tell My Story, Interesting Email, Changing Places, Further/Closer, Mirror Dance

KEY # 4:  Relationship Management (Communication)

  • Content – Communication (listen with intention, non-verbal, empathy, thoughtful action)
  • Discussion (Partners/Group Share) – How can you use the 4 keys to improve communication on your team? Which can you personally focus on?
  • Sample Games - 21, Clapparama, Threads, Story Symphony, Broken Charades, First/Last


  • Artivity: Empathy Build - a 60+ 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/Application Sheet 

* Artivity only available for PLAYshops longer than 2 Hours

Choose Your Format

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

Lunch N Learn FUN!

From $1000* 1 Hour
  • Ideal for short team meetings or gatherings
  • 4-5 Group Games + 1 (condensed) Theme
  • Contact us for a quote!**

Flagship FUN!

From $2000* 2 Hours+
  • Ideal for larger team meetings, conferences or retreats
  • 7-8 Group Games, Story + 1 Theme + 1 Artivity
  • Contact us for a quote!**

Half Day FUN!

From $2750* 3-4 Hours
  • Ideal for larger & longer team meetings, conferences or retreats
  • 12-16 Group Games + 1 Robust Theme + 1 Artivity
  • 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!

Luis Serrano - team building facilitator
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