To realise the power and potential of play for your organization/enterprise requires a range of learning experiences and techniques - one of which is certainly the experience of playing itself, in all its different modes (from physical to intellectual, from emotional to cultural).
In advocating the Play Ethic over the last eight years, Pat has been involved in a number of 'shops', both workful and playful, and structured events, which make play tangible for an audience or client.
Below is a selection of the most notable recent events:
2008 Glasgow: Urban Learning Space - "Ourselves, Online: A Musician's Quest For a Business Model in the Age of Networks". Workshop included presentation, demonstration of software, and wide-ranging audience discussion. (Presentation available here, audio of presentation here or on Audio/Video page).
2006 Glasgow: Urban Learning Space - 'Soulitarian City' - Workshop including presentation and wide-ranging audience discussion. (Presentation here)
2004-6 Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness: 'Re-imagining Social Work' playshops. Part of a Scottish-Government-sponsored project to increase the occupational confidence and vision of Scottish social workers, through creative and imaginative 'playshop' sessions. For more on this - presentations, supporting material and manual - see the RISW page on New Integrity.
2004 Zurich: Spirit in Business Conference - 'The Play Ethic: A Manifesto for a Different Way of Living'. Playshop in collaboration with Indra Adnan from New Integrity. (Conference flyer available here.)