Making the Business Case for Playspace at Work (Co-Sponsored by CC-ASTD)

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Making the Business Case for Playspace at Work (Co-Sponsored by CC-ASTD)

Time: June 10, 2010 from 8am to 9:45am
Location: DePaul Center
Street: 1 East Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, DePaul Club
City/Town: Chicago, IL USA
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Phone: (312) 362-6508
Event Type: workshop, &, book, signing
Organized By: DePaul University's Center to Advance Education for Adults & Center for Creativity and Innovation
Latest Activity: May 22, 2010

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Making the Business Case for Playspace at Work

Making the Business Case for Playspace at Work: to increase employee engagement and productivity

Trainers and facilitators are facing increasing pressures to accomplish more with less time and fewer resources, and yet are asked to be more innovative and to increase learning outcomes. Studies show that engaged participants retain and transfer more learning, and are more creative and likely to respond positively to the unexpected and unplanned. In this highly experiential session, you'll learn strategies to transform a high-pressure workplace into playspace for innovating, learning, and changing. In playspace, there's space for more play in the system, for the play of new ideas and perspectives, for people to play new roles and develop new capacities, and for improvised play. You'll learn how to create playspace in your organization using a variety of strategies including those inspired by improvisation and other collaborative arts. You'll learn how to consistently create space for dynamic engagement to make innovating, learning, and changing ongoing organizational processes, rather than rare events.

Learning Outcomes—Participants will take away:

• Specific exercises and practices to create and sustain playspace for innovating, learning, and changing in your training sessions and organizations.

• Elements of building a business case to influence leaders in your setting to invest in playspace strategies to enhance employee engagement and productivity.

• Renewed spirit of play to help navigate and learn within high pressure environments.

Bonus: The presenter’s new book (March 2010) From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning, and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement will be available for sale at discounted rate for CCASTD participants.

2nd Bonus: Purchase the book and arrange for a free 20- minute individual phone consult with the author.

Presenter: Pamela Meyer, PhD, draws on more than fifteen years of organizational development experience and the latest research to support clients who want to create dynamic workspaces for innovating, learning and changing. She works with organizations worldwide using the improvisation strategies she learned in her years building creative teams in the professional theater. Today she combines innovative strategies from artistic collaboration with cutting edge management research and practice to help her clients work at the top of their creative, intellectual and energetic capacity.

PAMELA MEYER is the author of From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement (Jossey-Bass, 2010)

and Quantum Creativity: Nine Principles to Transform the Way You Work (McGraw/Contemporary, 2000), and has contributed two chapters to edited books on transformative learning, as well as numerous articles and papers.

PAMELA MEYER received her doctorate in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University; she holds Master of Arts degrees from Antioch University and Fielding Graduate University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boston University's School for Theatre Arts. In addition to her work with organizations, she teaches courses in business creativity, improvisation and organization theory at DePaul University, where she is a Faculty Fellow at both the Center to Advance Education for Adults in the School for New Learning and the Center for Creativity and Innovation, part of the College of Commerce and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Cost: Members - $30; Students - $20; Non-Members - $40

**A $10 Late Fee will be added to anyone who registers after June 3 rd, 2010

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