San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Practical Training Workshop
Ideal for teachers, corporate trainers, outdoor educators,
camp and youth group leaders
Mark Collard, best-selling author, adventure programming expert with more than 25 years experience and founder of playmeo, is touring the United States this Fall.
A sought-after trainer and speaker around the world, Mark is super passionate about helping leaders deliver programs that are not only fun, but make a positive difference in the lives and performance of their groups. His books are sold in over 30 countries, including his best-selling No Props: Great Games with No Equipment.
Nothing beats first-hand experience, and that's what Mark offers you and your team in this seriously fun, activity-based training.
Specifically designed for people who work with groups, this workshop will show you how to design and deliver remarkably powerful programs that are easy to deliver and rewarding for everyone involved.
Jam-packed with inspiration and practical advice, Mark's workshop will:
- Present dozens of highly successful group activities that have universal appeal, require few if any props and relate directly to your program's key learning goals;
- Model a simple yet powerful four-step sequence called the Difference Model that is proven to create incredibly fun outcomes for any group;
- Explore critical program design and facilitation skills such as how to engage your unwilling participants, how to manage difficult behaviours, and how to exceed your group's expectations; and
- BONUS #1: receive a complimentary one-month subscription to playmeo.com, the world's largest online database of group activities.
- BONUS #2: preview Mark's forthcoming book, Serious Fun, due out November.
Here's what some people have said about the impact of Mark's workshops:
"... your workshop has provided me with so many brilliant activities to help my groups build rapport and trust with each other..." - Patrick, teacher
"... I love your work. I have had endless positive feedback from my colleagues and students since I learned your ice-breakers and warm-up activities..." - Barb, corporate trainer
"... what I learned from you followed through into the formation of strong bonds and deep respect for our differences amonsgst all members of the class - teachers and students alike..." - Rebecca, teacher
"... you changed me as a teacher..." - Sean, PE teacher
"... I have just used some of your games and strategies with a school group, and the kids loved them..." - Kylie, outdoor educator
How do I book with the Group Discount option?
You can save LOTS of money when you register 2 or 3 people at the same time. The figure of '1' in the Quantity field of the Group Registration means 2 or 3 people may attend for only $187. So, if you have 3 people to register, you simply select '1' as the quantity. If you have, let's say, five or six people to register, then you would select '2' as your quantity.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Direct all questions to Mark at hello [at] playmeo [dot] com.
Is my registration transferrable?
Absolutely. If for any reason you can not attend the workshop, you may transfer your registration to a freind or colleague. Simply let us know of the change as soon as practicable.
What is the address of the venue?
The precise address of the workshop will be shared with you as soon as your registration and payment have been confirmed. Sorry for the inconvenience, but this 'secrecy' prevents people from just turning up on the day.
Do I need to bring anything?
Please bring your lunch and other refreshments to keep your energy up during the day. A notebook and pen are essential, too, because you will want to take lots of notes.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel your registration 14+ days before the workshop, you shall receive a full 100% refund of monies paid. However, if you cancel within 14 days of the workshop date, you shall forfeit your full fee. In this latter case, you are advised to transfer your registration to a colleague or friend.
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Mark Collard, founder of playmeo
Mark Collard is an experiential trainer, best-selling author and keynote speaker. He runs a small professional development company called playmeo, which is best known for hosting the largest online database of group-based games and activities in the world.
A sought-after trainer and speaker around the world, Mark is super passionate about helping leaders deliver programs that are not only fun, but make a positive difference in the lives and performance of their groups. His books are sold in over 30 countries, including his best-selling No Props: Great Games with No Equipment. In late 2014, he launched his latest publication Serious Fun, which quickly become a best-seller too.
On a personal note, Mark has been struck by lightning twice, can’t back-up a car while towing a trailer to save himself and has camped on the lawns of Australia’s Parliament House for three days (as part of a logging protest).
Mark lives with his beautiful wife and son in Melbourne, Australia, and counts his time travelling and working with groups all over the world as some of the most rewarding and funnest times of his life!