In a recent article by Virgin.com/unite, our Positive Parties Founder/CEO, Denise Devlin, was delighted to read this article on……
‘Play – a serious solution to economic and social challenges?’
The message in this article states of how most learning through school, colleges, universities is the ‘old fashioned’ lecture style But this is ‘old hat and research show that we really should be teaching and training, (adults too) through PLAY!
Here is a sample of the article …..’Those skills include creativity, teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership. Learning through play, Bollington said, is perhaps the most developmentally appropriate way for young children to develop those capacities: “It’s the way children learn, and want to learn, and naturally learn, unless, frankly, you stop them.”
A recent study designed by three psychologists at the University of Hildesheim in Germany supports Bollington’s theory. They found a “surprisingly high” correlation between childhood play and social success in adulthood – “child play is a valuable and flexible learning opportunity,” and that play not only boosts self-esteem and psychological health, but also helps an individual’s ability to adapt to problems and obstacles.
In other words play pays, especially in the rapidly changing world we live in. Add their study to the growing pile of research that suggests that play may very well be the key to prosperity. ‘
Denise is of course delighted with this article as it highlights the NEED for POSITIVE PARTIES in all the sectors we already deliver in @Work, @Conference, @School, @Community, @Sport and @Dance.
Those who have attended a Positive Parties @Work or @Conference will know that the fun and laughter at the ‘Training with a Difference’ made such a impact on you staff team and they will still be talking about it, weeks, months and years later. WHY? because they had FUN! They played games, laughed, shared happy stories, received spot prizes and party bags! This training/team building experience brought them right back to childhood and they LOVED it! AND they also learned lots of new tools and techniques from the teachings of NLP (Neuro linguistic Programming) and CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) on how to be and stay positive. Positivity in the workplace means happier staff who are more content and thus more productive. They also have a healthier lifestyle and adhere by the work/life balance rule therefore reducing stress.
We have an advert and editorial in The Belfast Telegraph ‘Business Section’ on Tues 17th June! WE trust that many corporates, companies and business’s will understand the benefits of having a Positive Parties workshop for their staff teams! It really does make a difference to all staff, particularly those who need a boost in positivity and motivation! Everyone could do with some POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE training!
Just some of the comments from customers form various companies:
“We had Denise & Richard along on the last afternoon of our 2 day conference. We were mainly looking at new stock, talking strategies and discussing serious issues such as data bases, finances, security etc. Then in came Team Positive Parties! The fun, laughter and learning were fantastic. It was just want we needed to liven us up and get us energized for our staff dinner dance that evening. The feedback from all 70 staff was excellent”. – Peter Boyle, MD Argento Contemporary Jewellery – Conference
“The quality of the training was excellent. Thank you Denise” – Kevin Caldwell, Operations Manager, Carecall
“Good day, very thought provoking and something for everyone.” – Laura Hourican, Head of HR UK & Ireland, First Source
” A very good few hours of fun, was good laugh and learnt new skills” – First Source HR Staff
“Really good fun, and would recommend it to other departments.” – First Source HR Staff
“I loved the laughing and learned that it is good to get together as a team and laugh and I learned new tools and techniques on how to be and stay positive too.” Public Health Agency Staff
“I leaned new ways to stay positive. It was very enjoyable, much need time out for the team, we all need to laugh together more.”- Public Health Agency Staff
LATEST NEWS! – We are really busy at present with our ‘Go For It’ Positive Parties in Primary Schools for P7’s positive transition to the big school in September. We also have Positive Parties for staff workshops booked as part of Health & Well Being days before the end of June!
Our very BUSY Positive Parties @Work and @Conference tends to be from August to Christmas, so if you want to book us for your team, then please make the call 0044 28 816 59505 or 0044 7790793130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately to secure you booking. We look forward to hearing from you and helping your team be more positive, productive and stress free.