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Virtual Empathy PLAYshop!

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Empathy Fuels Connection!

Summary:

Looking for a FUN yet impactful virtual team building event? Our virtual Empathy PLAYshop helps teams foster a better understanding of each other & smiles are included!

The Empathy Building PLAYshop is the ultimate team bonding workshop! Through it's immersive games and content, teams will come together to foster a better understanding of each other in order to better communicate. Participants will learn to consistently practice empathy, gaining more trust and understanding during interactions with both their teams and stakeholders!!🤝🚀

For Teams That:

  • Solve complex issues and problems
  • Rely on strong communication to execute
  • Are diverse & have many different points of view

Used By Teams To:

  • Understand and appreciate different viewpoints
  • Improve team communication, collaboration & problem solving
  • Create outstanding customer service
  • Broaden perspectives and train for leadership

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

How It Works:

Virtual PLAYshops are completely remote and can take place while your team is working from home. Teams of 8-100 can be accommodated. There are 3 components:

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. Fun FINALES!

Interactive and FUN virtual finales that will be sure to have the team grinning from ear to ear! Think: Virtual Rock Bands, Epic Group Speeches, Dance Parties & More!

Empathy PLAYshop

In the same amount of time your team has a few meetings and a coffee break, you’ll be blown away by how much the team has grown into a more cohesive and engaged unit!

Virtual Empathy PLAYshop - Outline

(virtual team building workshop)

Objective: How to foster better understanding of each other in order to improve communication, collaboration & problem solving.

INTRO

  • Guess That Tune (Pre-Game), FOP Intro, How We’ll Learn, Aha’s Woohoo’s & Huh’s.
  • Opening Activity: Story Swap. Sympathy vs Empathy. What Is Empathy/Why Important?
  • BIG IDEA: Empathy is showing other’s they are not alone

KEY #1:  Perspective Taking

  • Content – Putting self in others shoes & seeing other perspectives. Relating but not overtaking. Identifying other’s CCI’s (capacities, circumstances & interests) vs own.
  • Sample Games – Secret Draw, House Flipperz, Interesting Email, Tell My Story
  • Discussion/Tools (Group Share) – Where can you ‘perspective shift’ at work? What story resonated with you and why? What if you were in their shoes?

KEY # 2:  Staying out of Judgement (Listen to Understand)

  • Content – Notice commonalities & accepting other beliefs/values (Removing judgement). Listen with Intention (Active Listening). Listen-Loop-Dip.
  • Sample Games - First/Last Letter. Listen-Loop-Dip, Judging Police, Pancakes vs Waffles, B.O.T, 5 Numbers, I am But I am Not
  • Discussion (Partners/Group Share) – Where/how can you practice active listening and removing judgement? Meetings, 1:1’s, projects, problem solving, etc

KEY # 3:  Recognize Others Emotions

  • Content – Recognizing Emotions, Core Emotions, Getting in Tune. Ask Meaningful Questions (lead with curiosity)
  • Sample Games – Alphabet Emotions, Hotseat Emotions, Askhole, Stems
  • Discussion (Partners/Group Share) – What emotions have you noticed on your team in general? Where is there opportunity to acknowledge them more?

KEY # 4:  Communicate Understanding (Be Open to Vulnerability)

  • Content – Non Verbal communication, thoughtful action (compassion). Connection vs solving. Invite vulnerability (vulnerageous). Everybody has a story.
  • Sample Games – Step in Circle (Anybody Else?), Consultants, ADQ
  • Discussion (Group Share) – What can you do on your team to invite vulnerability? Which communication tool will you focus on & how?

FINALE

  • Recap , Takeaways & HomePlay
  • Finale: Epic Empathy Speech!

Choose Your Format

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

Virtual 'Cartwheel'

From $2000* 1 Hour
  • Ideal for energy boosters, short team gatherings or Lunch N Learns
  • 4-5 Group games + 1 (condensed) Theme
  • Contact us for pricing!

Virtual 'Somersault'

From $3000* 2 Hours
  • Ideal for team building sessions, morale boosts or to break from the monotony of remote work
  • 7-12 Group games + 1 Standard Theme + Finale
  • Contact us for pricing!

Virtual Half Day 'Party'

From $4000* 3-4 Hours
  • Ideal for pre planned team building sessions, virtual retreats or conferences
  • 12-15 Group Games + 1 Robust Theme + Finale
  • Best Value! Contact us for pricing!

*Contact us for a full quote. Food 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.

READY TO FIND OUT HOW PLAY CAN ELEVATE YOUR EVENT?

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

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