New Workshop and Resources!

The Spokesperson Newsletter from November 4, 2020

Hey there!
I have another new resource to share with you today, as well as a few training opportunities on the horizon.
First up is a new game that is included in my upcoming book, Team Building From the Toy Aisle, that I’m co-authoring with Matthew Broda and Trevor Dunlap. It’s called WordARound™, and the original game challenges you to quickly identify words on circular cards. When a card is revealed, you have to quickly figure out where the word starts and be the first to shout it out before your friends do. It might sound simple, but you’ll find yourself baffled. This quick-action game by Thinkfun gets better with the more players that play. 
So how we took the game from the Toy Aisle to Team Building is in the form of an icebreaker activity. We love quick-thinking games, especially when we can incorporate them into a great opening activity. Developing critical thinking skills will help you become a valued member of any team—at work, at school, or anywhere that solid decision-making skills are needed. Click here for more info on this new Icebreaker Activity!

New Workshop Opportunity! Matthew, Trevor and I have been busy working behind the scenes on converting many of the in-person games from Team Building From the Toy Aisle into digital format. We’re going to host a 3-hour session to introduce you to the new games from the book, but also teach you ways to start developing these kinds of tools on your own. We also strategically put this workshop right before the US Thanksgiving holiday, so you can play-test these games with your loved ones in the virtual space.
When: November 23, 2020Time: 2:00-5:00p ET (12:00-3:00p MT)Cost: $50
Session attendees will:Be able to recognize and apply the central design elements that facilitate the development of successful experiential tool.Receive the Full Digital Asset Package for all games presented so you can get playing with your teams right away.Recognize and apply game-design elements into a re-envisioning of existing resources.Utilize existing experiential theory to develop a new structure and outcome for an existing game or learning tool.Participate in a makerspace experience that synthesizes all objectives above in the production of a new and unique experiential tool.
Register Here for Team BuildingFrom the Toy Aisle Workshop.

Next, we have a few seats left for my upcoming Experiential Facilitation 101 Course Dec 15-17 in Littleton, CO. I’m intentionally keeping the registrations numbers low for this class, but we still have a few open seats left. Register today if you are considering coming! We have both Open Enrollment Seats and Certification Seats available. Register for the Certification Seat if you are interested in teaching this class to your own students or clients in the future.
Listen to what past participants have to say about what they learned in the course:Hope to see you there!
Best wishes for an intentionally full and creative week!

Have Fun Out There,

Michelle CummingsFounder / Facilitator / Big WheelTraining