San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Professional Development Workshop
Practical one-day training for teachers, corporate trainers,
experiential & outdoor educators, camp & youth group leaders
Together, Mark & Nate are 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. Thier books are sold in over 30 countries, including Mark's best-selling No Props: Great Games with No Equipment, his latest publication Serious Fun and Nate's The Hundredth Monkey.
This seriously fun, activity-based training is specifically designed for people who work with groups. It will equip you with dozens of great activity ideas and model a fun approach to leading remarkably powerful experiential programs that are easy to deliver and rewarding for everyone involved.
All content presented during the program will be recorded to allow you to fully immerse yourself in the action. You will have full access to this video content, and much, much more, upon completion of the program.
Jam-packed with inspiration and practical advice, this workshop will:
- Present dozens of highly successful NEW and revised 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 engage people in their learning and create remarkably fun programs;
- Explore critical program design and facilitation skills such as how to engage your unwilling participants and how to exceed your group's expectations;
- BONUS #1 - receive complimentary copy of Serious Fun (RRP $30); and
- BONUS #2 - receive one-month trial to playmeo's activity database (RRP $17)
In the past 12 months, the 'Serious Fun' workshop has been
delivered in Australia, USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong & Turkey.
Here's what some people have said about the impact of Mark and Nate's training:
"... 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
"... your workshop has provided me with so many brilliant activities to help my groups build rapport and trust with each other..."
- Patrick, teacher
How do I book for three or more people?
You can SAVE a lot of money when you register 3 people at the same time. The figure of '1' in the Quantity field of the 'Registration - 3 People' option means three people may attend for a total of $97 - that's less than $33 each. 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. This pricing structure is designed specifically to provide you with an incentive to bring your friends along to the workshop so that you can all save money.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Direct all questions to Mark here.
Is my registration transferrable?
Absolutely. If for any reason you can not attend the workshop, you may transfer your registration to a friend or colleague. Simply let us know of the change as soon as practicable.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Ample free parking is available at the venue.
Do I need to bring anything?
To keep the price as low as possible, we do not provide meals, so please bring your own snacks, lunch and refreshments. A notebook and pen are essential, because you will want to take lots of notes. Otherwise, nothing else to bring except your willingness to play, share, trust and learn.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel your registration 7+ days before the workshop, you shall receive a full 100% refund of monies paid. However, if you cancel within 7 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.
When & Where
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!