Brockville and District Chapter in partnership with Kingston Chapter: November 25, 2020 *Virtual* The Playful Culture: How fun at work leads to innovation and progress.
Play is the world of children. As we grow up, we slowly relegate play to something we do after the important things have been finished. As adults, play is for evenings and weekends (after bills and chores, of course). Play is generally not seen as a major aspect of workplaces, unless it’s a planned team building activity or celebratory event. The consensus is, if we are playing, we are not working. But play is serious work for children. They benefit immensely from it – constantly learning and growing. When they play, they are being creatives, innovators, builders and problem-solvers. They can be unconventional and think outside the box. They learn to communicate and work together. When they play with others, they build stronger relationships and learn how to negotiate though conflicts in a way that is beneficial for everyone. Play belongs in organizations – not just in a while, but every day. Workplaces that harness the benefits of play create more innovative, collaborative and productive environments. Play reduces stress, absenteeism and presenteeism, and creates a more energized environment. In this keynote, you’ll learn how to invite more play into your day-to-day culture to inspire and motivate employees and create a workplace that is anything but status quo. We dare teams and organizations to create strong cultures by working from the inside out – helping all their people contribute to the culture through their choices. We teach participants how to build networks, establish effective working relationships, work productively with others, and how to deliver persuasive communications that build agreement.
Learning objectives include:
* How to use play to strengthen relationships, relieve employee stress and increase innovation
* Specific methods and ways to integrate play into the workplace to increase engagement and productivity ·
* How to create boundaries for play by aligning it with the organization’s purpose and values
7:55 AM Welcome and Introductions
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Guest Speaker, Presentation
9:30 AM Adjournment.
During registration, please consider the donation option. Donated funds collected through this event registration will be equally divided between Indspire and Black Youth Helpline, preferred charities identified by HRPA members in a recent survey.