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Greenlands Masterclass - Playful Principles for Productive Meetings NEW

Event information
Date 20 October 2022
Time 9:30-16:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 2 Places*
Venue Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus
Event types:
Greenlands masterclass

How do I book?

This event is exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership.

To book please contact your HR or Learning and Development team at your organisation.

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Do you know how to make the most of everyone in the meetings you organise? According to a Doodle report (2019), 37% of professionals consider unnecessary meetings to be the biggest cost to their organisations and that was before COVID. As new patterns of collaboration emerge, it has never been more important to know how to design and run meetings which build psychological safety and make the most of each participant.

This interactive workshop will explore the powerful, neuroscience-backed collaboration principles that underpin the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) method to give you the skills to run engaging, effective and playful meetings – in a remote or face-to-face setting. Richard has deconstructed what made the LSP method so powerful into a set of Playful Principles® that anyone can use to build safety, drive participation and make the most of all meeting participants.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the event you will:

  • have a practical introduction to the neuroscience-backed principles for making the most of everyone in all your meetings – and learn to see meetings as a practice in developing the core skills of making the most of everyone involved
  • (re-)learn the foundations of how to prepare and structure effective meetings
  • take away simple tools and techniques that can be used immediately to make any remote, in-person and hybrid meeting more engaging, inventive and productive
  • have had fun learning how to make your meetings the ones people want to be part of.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is for anyone who designs and runs meetings. In particular, leaders and managers who need to make the most of the people they have on their teams – both as individuals and to unlock the potential for collaboration; high-potential individuals who want to be known for running meetings that are engaging, effective and worth attending; those with responsibility for driving the inclusion agenda and are looking for practical ways to make meetings more inclusive.

Key words

This events primary theme is ORGANISATION and the secondary theme is PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS.

It is relevant to the development of Collaboration, Psychological Safety, Neuroscience Engagement, Effectiveness, Playful, Participation.

Richard Gold

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Richard Gold, founder of Bulbb, has consulted with blue chip organisations for over 25 years, across a range of disciplines, including strategy, innovation, customer experience, corporate branding and digital transformation. He has an MBA from INSEAD, is a certified facilitator in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and has run playful strategic interventions for organisations in the private and public sectors.

He now trains leaders and teams in making the most of everyone in meetings – remote and in-person – using the Playful Principles®.

“There was an abundance of both thought-provoking and practical stuff to take away and use, which will enhance our participants’ facilitation generally, and their meeting leadership specifically. I would thoroughly recommend Richard if you need your meetings to be clearer, more engaging and more productive.”
Senior leadership programme director

*Up to 2 places per member organisation. 'Up to' indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.

* If due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to deliver face-to-face, events will be hosted online or rescheduled.

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