Play for Innovation and Creativity – a seminar on November 20, 2013

kid on swing

Scientists have determined that people in a relaxed state and a good mood are far more likely to develop innovative or creative thoughts.


Did you know that serial innovators such as IDEO, Google, Apple and others regularly use Play to generate better ideas?




In a world of major continuous change, playful people who can roll with the punches and innovate through their play-inspired imaginations will better survive.

Games are described as “a scientific metaphor for a much wider range of human interactions in which the outcomes depend on the interactive strategies of two or more persons.”                                                                                                      Viola Spolin

What enables us to innovate, problem-solve, and be happy, smart, resilient human beings? – It’s our ability to PLAY.  And it’s what all the highly successful innovative companies do.

Dr. Stuart Brown’s (physician, psychiatrist, clinical researcher) research tells us that play is deeply involved with human development and intelligence.

A word about Corporate Innovation

Play-based practices create innovative, problem solving work teams. Executives running organizations want to understand the true nature of play.

Science provides data to show that play leads to more creative, adaptable workers and teams. Today, over 75% of the U.S. work force performs information work which requires workers to collaborate, to make judgments, and to solve complex issues.

Organizations that play find that their people have heightened sensitivity, increased self-awareness, and effective group and interpersonal communication.

Conduct sessions of Play for when you need to:

  • Be more creative and collaborative
  • Ideate more effectively
  • Build better-quality strategies
  • Expand your interpersonal connections
  • Build stronger teams
  • Merge cultures for greater understanding and productivity

Learn how in this 3-hour session.  
Join me for this introductory session for skills, exercises and activities that help you tap into your inner knowing.  The work provides a novel experience with new ways to have you be more successful in your business. The work is fast-paced and, hey, it’s not around a conference table!

Details: There is limited capacity – only 16 people are in the session.

Cost: Very Special Rate – $100 per participant; register and pay by credit card at under Upcoming Events

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location: Primary Stages, 307 West 307 West 38th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues, 15th Floor, Studio A

Martha GelnawConsultant, Coach, Facilitator