All our workshops are based on social science research (social intelligence, possible selves, psychology of money, team dynamics, decisionmaking, appreciative inquiry, to name a few). There's a reason behind all the play.
Money & Career Workshops. 3 hours, open to all. These are what we call the "Socratic workshops"--know yourself. Because before you can pursue financial literacy, before you can sketch out a career path, you should know what's important to you in life, what you want to achieve, what money means to you, what your skills are, what your risk tolerance is. These workshops help you uncover those so you have a foundation for your financial life and your career. We do a Family Version that gets the whole family talking about values and goals, and honesty about money.
Resilience & Self-Regulation Workshops. 1-3 hours, depending on group. Aimed at people in the caregiving professions. We do a Kids' Version that is a come-and-go event, kids taking about 20-30 minutes to build a hero and tell a story with parental involvement, so the family can keep talking about taking care of yourself and others.
Working Together. 2-4 hours, depending on purpose. These workshops are customized for teams, organizations, and communities to express their identity, engage in planning and goal-setting, figuring out implementation, and making decisions.
Here's what some participants in our workshops have said about them. No names (we protect the privacy of people who give us feedback, because the internet can be a wild place), but ask us for references if you want.
Thank you so much for doing the workshop for us. It was a lot of fun! This was a great activity to help staff recognize how the seemingly small things they do every day make a huge impact on people's lives and that they are all superhero's at heart. It definitely helped us positively express our appreciation to staff who don't often get that recognition.
I think it would be neat in future to have staff work together to build their superhero as a group using the Lego bricks as well, but I know we were limited on time! Awesome job to [Powered by Play]; you were great!
Program Manager, MHMR Tarrant
As I was searching to find a team bonding activity to further unite a three-time national championship team of 37 women, I felt compelled by a previous Lego Serious Play experience I had been familiar with through graduate school. After getting into contact with [Powered by Play], she was immediately able to get right to the heart of the team’s culture through the use of Lego Serious Play. The session allowed the team to question one another’s values in a healthy laid-back environment, further reuniting this group in a way that has yet been done before.
[Powered by Play] was very attentive to the program’s needs, and was able to build a 3-hour long session with a detailed action plan previously prepared within the coaching staff’s wants/needs. This in itself enabled the coaching staff to weave their purpose into the session simultaneously.
If you are looking for a team/corporate bonding activity that focuses on building one another up through mental preparation in a low-key environment, I would highly recommend going through [Powered by Play] if you are located within the Texas area. With the strategies, activities, music, and guided sense of direction Susan provided, she allowed the group to find their purpose within the team and to continue focusing on the bigger picture.
Baylor Director of Operations (Acrobatics & Tumbling)
I was surprised by how much you can learn about yourself and others from mind play--different approaches with Legos, creative but also fun. Inner child. I liked using Legos.
We had decades of experience in conducting focus groups and interviews, listening to people express themselves and make decisions. But something was missing--we just kept hearing canned, safe, acceptable answers that were no answers at all. And when we looked at the advice being handed out by experts, on finances, on careers, on working with other people, it also seemed canned, safe, and useless.
Then we found out about using play to help people access their own genius to create their own solutions. We design our workshops around play and solid social science research for results you can trust. And that's what we do now.
Because we use LEGO® Serious Play®--we're trained facilitators in it--we AND the LEGO® Group want you to know that we do not work for LEGO® and LEGO® does not endorse or sponsor us. But we do have a boatload of LEGO® bricks we use in our workshops.
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