Strong Teams Use Their Minds
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 its 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.
Objective: Bringing awareness & control to our own emotions, while building stronger relationships with others through empathy & communication.
For Teams That Are
- Rely heavily on collaboration & leadership for success
- Value mental health and workplace wellness
- Seek to build stronger customer & stakeholder relationships
Skills Used For
- Developing team members 'emotional intelligence' by helping them learn to manage emotions in a productive & healthy way
- Enhancing leadership skills through self-awareness
- Building more trust & engagement for both internal & external relationships.
Emotional Intelligence PLAYshop Outline
Intro: 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
(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: What emotions have you felt lately at work? Which could you use more of?
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: What (nagging) negative emotions have you experienced at work lately? What is your CTA?
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: How can you better recognize the needs of others on your team? Meetings, 1:1’s, projects, problem solving, etc?
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: How can you improve team relationships through communication? Which of the 4 keys can you personally focus on?
Playful Finale*: Emotional Intelligence Toy - a 30+ min guided Experiential Activity 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.
Wrap Up: All Playshops include a Recap, Takeaways, and HomePlay!
* PLAYful Finales only available for PLAYshops longer than 3 hours
BonaVista Pools is a Pool Construction, Service and Maintenance company. We have a pretty big crew with a wide variety of personalities. You wouldn't be able to tell that though at the PLAYshop as everyone participated fully and with great enthusiasm. We have 2 more PLAYshops and I cant wait to see how they turn out.
Luis & team brought their A-game into our Teamwork PLAYshop! Their captivating facilitation effortlessly led our inter-departmental group of 25 to be open, engaged, and comfortably vulnerable with one another. Through PLAY and thoughtful discussion, we had the opportunity to connect and relate to one another on a level deeper than that which the workplace environment can normally offer. The interactive 4-hour engagement session enlightened the AEO Canada team with both theoretical and experiential understanding of the crucial role that POSITIVITY and TEAMWORK play in our achievement of organizational goals, as well as on an individual level within our personal lives.
The Fundamentals of Play team bring a great energy to each session. The way they communicate their message through activities and games makes the learning fun and engaging. I have liked the way the team connects prior to the planned session and will customize activities to relate to your work/role/environment. We have enjoyed both in person and virtual sessions. Looking for opportunities to work with Fundamentals of Play again! Thanks!!
Our team and our company as a whole has gone through a lot of changes and rapid growth. The Teamwork PLAYshop was a unique & AMAZING way to bring everyone together to learn and have fun as one team. We learned how to adapt to change, have a positive attitude & work better as a team. What a great program! Everyone had so much fun, it was so interactive and upbeat. I would recommend this to any business or team who wants to be more productive and cohesive at work, and many of the skills apply to personal lives as well. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would definitely book them again!
Luis worked with me on a short timeline to deliver an excellent Storytelling PLAYshop that was extremely well received. It is evident that Luis is a well organized, client focused and engaging facilitator. The session was fun and interactive and encouraged everyone to participate. We challenged each other & did so in a way that promoted positive reinforcement and growth. The amazing insights that result benefit the group and enhance team outcomes. I would highly recommend working with Luis with a small and large groups alike!
Luis’s PLAYshop had our whole team interacting and bonding in the most fun ways possible! The valuable information on innovation through the lens of play and mindfulness is already paying dividends for our marketing team! PLAYshops push you to grow as a team & have a great effect on team morale and the workplace environment. Highly recommended!
Groups up to 20 People +$40/additional Person
- 5- 7 Group Games
- 1 Standard Theme
Groups up to 20 People +$45/additional Person
- 8 - 10 Group Games
- 1 Expanded Theme
- 1 PLAYful Finale
Groups up to 20 People +$50/additional Person
- 10 - 12 Group Games
- 1 Robust Theme
- 1 Robust PLAYful Finale
*Discounts for large groups (100+), startups, schools, social enterprises, and non-profits. Let's chat and figure out your needs.
**Customization, travel costs, or location rentals are extra. Reinforcement programs are available at $1000/hr.