Whistler Strategic Play Conference 2023



Get ready to play, learn, and lead with SPG Global Thought Leaders

October 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2023 Whistler, BC, Canada


Are you ready to take on the next challenges and build on your existing creative and innovative skill sets? We have  a full week  of training activities ready for you.  

AGENDA at a glance

  • October 17,  9:00 a.m.  - 5:00 p.m.:  Playsonality© Certification Training 
  • October 18-20th 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.: Elements: The Nature of Innovative Leadership 



October 17 Playsonality© Facilitator Certification

Why is Adult Play so important? How we play is directly linked to how we learn, think, work, feel, perform, and interact with others. Play is the gateway into the Flow Zone and the key to engagement.

What you learn in play you remember for life! Do you run with scissors or play well with others? Time to find out.

If you are a facilitator, coach, learning and development professional, HR professional, social worker, teacher, or anyone working to help others recognize their gifts and contributions , this program is for you. It is not only fun but effective.

Applications for use include:

  1. Team development / Team building
  2. Corporate workshops / Corporate wellness / Corporate retreats
  3. Individual performance planning / Career planning / Educational planning
  4. Coaching for personal development or professional development or performance
  5. You can also use this with sports teams, musicians, or anyone else working to improve their performance

    Here is what Sara Ramadoro's Team had to say at the GTM Google Digital Academy: 


    “I absolutely LOVED the playsonality assessment, it was fun and very insightful. The results are spot on and helped me better understand how I play and how it relates to the strengths I bring to the team. - and how I can better “play” with my team mates!

    “An enjoyable bonding exercise that gave great insight into the way that my teammates think and enjoy approaching tasks. Led to us having a good understanding of the varied ways our diverse team thinks about play, work and life. Particularly salient for a team that works on learning design.”

    ''I really liked the idea of assessing one’s playstyle. Knowing your playstyle is like understanding your learning style and how you best work with others. I thought the length of the questions was just right and the questions were easy to follow.” 

    "It's always amazing how a short set of questions can produce such a fitting personality profile. Playsonality did not disappoint! The outcome felt quite fitting, I could see myself in the result and am looking forward to further exploring how we can make use of the different types in our team."

    Follow this link for the full program and to REGISTER 


October 18, 19, & 20  Elements: The Nature of Innovative Leadership

The Nature of Innovative Leadership Certification with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods

People can go three minutes without air, three hours without heat, three days without water, and three weeks without food. Some can even go three months without human contact. But no one wants to go another second without leaders who do not know how to inspire or engage, re-frame challenges, and create collaborative solutions.

“Finding your element is essential to your well-being and ultimate success, and, by implication, to the health of our organizations and effectiveness of our educational system.”

-Sir Ken Robinson

Innovation leaders are not expected to have all the answers. They may be able to identify trends for the future, but it is impossible to make accurate predictions. The way forward requires an applied process with an open mindset, not an expert option. Lego Serious Play takes a front seat in this applied innovation process where everyone knows the others are listening.

Are you ready to lead innovation and transform teams into highly effective change agents? Are you developing leaders inside organizations with their succession planning? If you answered yes, we have excellent news.

This is your moment to shine.

Here is what Catherine Fitzgerald,Director, Information Technology & Transformation, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, had to say:

"Here’s a brief testimonial, I hope it captures how transformational this is going to be for our organization!

We had a wicked complex problem that needed a solution, we could not do as we had done before. We needed to think about and approach this exercise in a brand new way – that’s when we found Strategic Play. Jacquie and her team facilitated workshops that were engaging, inclusive, strategic, and fun.  We have learned tools and techniques to  get to  innovation  and  to apply LSP for team building, creative problem solving and more. Leaders walked out of the two-day workshop with an action plan, a commitment to execute on the plan and a renewed sense of excitement."  - Catherine Fitzgerald


This master class program utilizes elements of strategy, visioning, storytelling, coaching, design thinking, creative problem-solving, and action planning together. This is an adaptive leadership certification course with the following modules, divided into natural elements and seasons of change.

Module One / Spring: Situational analysis -Playing with Strategy

Module Two / Summer: Visioning -Strategic Storytelling

Module Three / Fall: Improvements- Playing with Problems

Module Four / Winter: Empathy and engagement - Design Thinking in 3D

You will learn the changing elements of leading through innovation during all 4 seasons in order to emerge as an adaptive and resilient leader.

Follow this link for the full program and to REGISTER