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Innovation PLAYshop

NEW! Virtual Version Now Available

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

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?

Play, Discover, Innovate! 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!

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 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.  Don't worry….no artistic abilities necessary!

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Innovation PLAYshop - Outline

(team building workshop)

Objective: Practicing curiosity, play & (joyful) failure in order to enhance creativity and lead to breakthroughs

INTRO

  • FOP Intro, How We’ll Learn, Aha’s Woohoo’s & Huh’s.
  • Opening Activity: Flying Pig Game/Word Assoc. What Is Innovation/Creativity?
  • BIG IDEA: All ideas come from other ideas!

STEP 1:  Positivity for Possibility

  • Content - Top 10 Positive Emotions, Gratitude/Appreciation., Benefits (broader perspective, challenges, contagion)
  • Sample Games – 5 Things, Story Builders, Solvers, Groupie RPS
  • Discussion (Group Share) – How can you apply gratitude/appreciation more consistently and authentically on your teams?

STEP 2:  Get Curious (Find Your Sandbox)

  • Content – Defining Curiosity, Learning Curiosity: Be Humble, Eyes Open, Big Why? Find Your Sandbox!
  • Sample Games – Anybody Else? Near/Far, ‘Why’ Game, Askhole, WYD? Mind Meld
  • Discussion (Group Share) – What am I curious about at work? What are potential topics to solve/uncover? What is your ‘sandbox’?

STEP 3:  Experiment/Play

  • Content – Reconnect w/ play! Finding vs Thinking Of Ideas. No judging. S.C.A.M.P.E.R (Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to other use, Eliminate, Rearrange)
  • Sample Games – Judging Police, Trifecta, Reinvention, Whoosh, SCAMPER Activity
  • Discussion (Partners/Group Share) - How can you create a ‘sandbox’ environment? Apply one element of SCAMPER to your topic and get feedback.

STEP 4:  Fail (joyfully)

  • Content – Failing joyfully, 3 Myths of Failure (distortion, perception, FOF) . Rethinking failure (no right answer, just new info, revel/play).
  • Sample Games - Nah, Failure Ovation, 21, Clapparama, Bippity Bop
  • Discussion (Partners/Group Share) – What ways can you create a culture of ‘joyful failure’ on your teams? E.g of a likely failed SCAMPER idea & what you might learn?

  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.
  • Innovation Rapid Fire Presentations & HomePlay
* Artivity only available for PLAYshops longer than 3 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+

'Cartwheel' FUN!

From $1200-$2400* 1-2 Hours
  • Ideal for shorter & small-medium sized team meetings or gatherings
  • 3-7 Group Games + 1 (condensed) Theme
  • Contact us for a quote!**

Flagship 'Somersault'

From $3500* 3 Hours
  • Ideal for larger team meetings, conferences or retreats
  • 8-10 Group Games + 1 Standard Theme + 1 Artivity
  • Contact us for a quote!**

Flagship Half Day 'Party'!

From $4000* 4 Hours
  • Ideal for larger & longer team meetings, conferences or retreats
  • 10-12 Group Games + 1 Robust Theme + 1 Robust Artivity
  • 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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