*The power of Fun*
I am a Creative Communication Consultant specialising in the power of ‘Fun’. I have worked with NHS Trusts, on Leadership courses, with Museums and Galleries, and in community settings to deliver highly regarded bespoke workshops. Centring my workshops on Fun, participants step just enough outside of their comfort zone to engage in new ways of learning that can have profound effects on self-confidence, leadership skills, community of practise, networking and resilience.
In the current climate I am an excellent zoom host, able to host an event, community or team building session, as well as a number of other session styles.
‘The job of the facilitator is to model behaviour and join in where appropriate. When a facilitator gets involved rather than standing off, this can make the participants more at ease
(Kavanagh, Clark-Murphy and Wood 2011)
Reasons to have creative and fun sessions for workplace colleagues are numerous, below are some:
Innovation - To allow humans to innovate they need: Space, Time, safety (to experiment and make mistakes), support, mindfulness/relation, creativity and fun/play
Dimensions needed for a culture that supports innovation are:
Risk, Resources, Knowledge, Goals, rewards and recognition, tools and method, relationships – creative thinking does all of these things, therefore group activities that support a change in paradigms about creativity are an important tool for the workplace.
Importance of fun:
Discovery, collaboration, sense of group worth, question conventional order, shared narrative, risk, form of emotional energy, failure, adventure, commitment, connections, communal identification, humour, teasing, play, imagining & enacting new repertoires, games.
I am more than happy to have a chat with you about your corporate needs - do get in touch via my Contact Me page
‘The sociology of fun’ by Fine and Corte
‘The ambiguity of play’ by Brian Sutton Smith
‘Playful learning’ by Nicola Whitton and Alex Moseley
Lego Serious Play
All photos copyright of Jana Kennedy or Cat Camp