Finding Creative Solutions to Workplace Challenges (P262)

Understanding the Importance of Play to Success and Creativity

This course will be scheduled once in-person classroom training resumes. We will add dates to the website as soon as they become available. For more information please contact Leila at

Even Albert Einstein knew that, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

Did you know that Einstein also said, “Creativity is just intelligence having fun?

This interactive workshop experience uses LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods and is guaranteed to have you thinking differently about challenges and solutions in your work.

For over a decade, multinational companies have used methods like LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® to energize teams and problem solve for the future. By using evidence-based processes that access important areas in both the right and left brain, play eliminates our self-imposed and learned barriers and taps into that inner creative child in all of us.

We will use what we like to call “hard fun” to think about how we interact as leaders with staff and students. We will investigate methods to incorporate play at work. Using purposeful play, you will identify areas to harness the power of purposeful play at work.

Participants will leave with their own (small / limited / miniature) LEGO kits to help inspire their own creativity once they leave the workshop.

This is a one-day workshop in Ottawa.

Space is still available for all course dates listed, unless otherwise noted.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Articulate why play is important for creativity and innovation
  • Identify opportunities to innovate through “hard fun” in your own work
  • Implement play-based innovation strategies
  • Access more information on play-based strategies

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Workshop Topics

Why play?

Play-based research – we are built for play

Exploration of the power of play at work – and experience

Incorporating purposeful play in your own work settings

Developing a plan for play

Resources to help you play

Who Should Attend This Course?

Anyone who enjoys playing or has ever enjoyed playing in their lifetime and would like to have more fun through purposeful play at work.

Does This Course Address Your Competency Development Needs?

This training workshop addresses:

• Adaptability / Flexibility
• Communication
• Conflict Resolution
• Creative Thinking
• Dealing with Difficult Situations
• Decision Making / Decisiveness
• Emotional Intelligence
• Innovation and Initiative
• Interpersonal Relations
• Management Excellence
• Problem Solving
• Self Confidence / Self Esteem
• Teamwork and Cooperation
• Working with Others