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The Emotional Culture Deck 'Have a Play' Workshop presented by Lorissa Garcia

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The Emotional Culture Deck - 'Have a Play' Workshop 

For Leaders who care about humanising the workplace. This half-day event is a must-have addition to your leadership development that you can use straight away and literally 'out of the box'. Come and have a play!

In this interactive and hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to use the Emotional Culture Deck in four key areas we believe are essential to human leadership: 

  • Effective Team Check-ins
  • Human-centred Leadership 
  • Leading change
  • Impactful stakeholder relationships

You’ll be posed a bunch of 'beautiful questions' to explore these areas and use the ECD as a tool to navigate these questions.

It’s a ‘sandpit environment’ where you come along, get your hands on the deck and experiment and learn together.

This half-day event is a must-have addition to your leadership development that you can use straight away and literally 'out of the box'. 

Get in quick. Only 20 spots available!

Better workplace culture starts with the F word. Feelings.

Most organisations underestimate the influence emotion has on their culture and leadership. But as a people leader, you know that when engagement and morale improve, so do productivity and employee retention. The Emotional Culture Deck adds a powerful tool to your belt for enabling human conversations and bottom-up culture change.

Increase engagement and morale

The emotional culture of an organisation influences employee satisfaction, wellbeing, burnout, teamwork, and even hard measures such as financial performance and absenteeism. But organisations (and leaders) often don’t talk about emotion. Many lack confidence in their ‘soft skills’.

Have the right tools on hand to help your organisation thrive

The Emotional Culture deck helps you flip that conversation. It’s a simple card game toolkit that helps leaders uncover what truly motivates their people, and map desired team culture. As empathy, connections, and trust develop, results go up - and your people advice proves its value yet again.

Drive human conversations about what really matters in the workplace

In this workshop come play with the ECD and learn how to use the Emotional Culture Deck to drive human conversations about what really matters in the workplace.

Emotional Culture Deck Have a Play Workshop – Presented by Lotty Roberts image

What the ‘ECD Have a Play’ workshop is:

  • An introduction for leaders to The Emotional Culture Deck 
  • Practical, hands-on and interactive learning that will allow you to understand how you can level up your leadership by embracing the insight of emotions
  • A lesson in the three three simple ways (with your people, your stakeholders and during change) to use the game as a leader to get you started straight away 
  • The quickest path to gain the confidence to go and play the game with your team, stakeholders and customers
  • A great compliment to the ECD Masterclass and learning pathway

What the ‘ECD Have a Play’ Workshop is not:

  • Not a pathway to certification in The Emotional Culture Deck
  • Not teaching how to use the game as part of culture change
  • Not a lecture on the theory of the concept of emotional culture
  • Not a presentation of case studies (although ECD Certified Consultants are encouraged to share anecdotes and stories throughout the workshop about how they've used the ECD and the activities taught in the Workshop).

Lorissa Garcia is a Coach and Facilitator working at the intersections of leadership, culture and strategy. 

Lorissa is energised by bringing conversations about emotions to workplaces (wherever they may be), from individuals to small teams, sub culture teams within larger organisations, influencers and leaders all the way to the boardroom table.

Since becoming an ECD Certified Consultant, Lorissa had used the deck to coach leaders and emerging leaders, HR leaders and teams, startup founders, service designers, and companies in media, advertising, NGO, government and education.

As a Specialist Elephant Rider, Lorissa has completed more than 25 workshops and group sessions using the Emotional Culture Deck, and countless sessions with coaching clients. She is one of only a handful of Specialist Certified Emotional Culture Deck consultants in the world. 

Lorissa can't wait to meet you at the next ECD Have a Play Workshop!

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between this 'ECD Have a Play Workshop' and The ECD Online Masterclass Course?

  • The ECD Online Masterclass is the most comprehensive learning experience to help you understand The ECD game and how to use it effectively for a culture change and leadership, you must take part in the ECD Online Masterclass. It teaches you how to run full-team ECD workshops for culture change using the concept of emotional culture. The ECD Have a Play Workshop is in person and the ECD Online Masterclass Course is a self-paced online learning experience. The ECD Have and Play workshops and ECD Online masterclass are designed to beautifully complement each other.  
  • The ECD Have a Play Workshop teaches you three additional ways to use the ECD game as a leader: for leadership development, stakeholder & customer relationships and during change. You don’t learn about these areas on The ECD Masterclass. So by completing the ECD Have a Play Workshop, you’ll be equipped to go away and immediately use The ECD in these areas. 

    If you have done the ECD Online Masterclass this is a great addition to your ECD learning journey. Likewise, if you’ve done the ECD Have a Play workshop, then the ECD Online Masterclass is the natural next step if you want to go deeper.

  • There is one final difference - Jeremy Dean, founder of riders&elephants and creator of The ECD. Jeremy teaches the ECD Online Masterclass. The facilitator of the ECD Have a Play Workshop is an ECD Certified Consultant and a licensed partner of The ECD who has been trained by riders&elephants.

Who hosts ECD Have a Play Workshops?

  • The ECD Have a Play Workshop was designed by riders&elephants (they created the Emotional Culture Deck) and Lotty Roberts 'Master Elephant Rider'. ECD Have a Play Workshops are hosted by ECD Certified Consultant Partners. ECD Certified Partners are the only ones in the world licensed to conduct these workshops. R&E have trained all ECD Certified Consultant Partners in the art of ECD conversations. This means that you’ll learn from an experienced ECD Consultant and change maker.

How long is the ECD Have a Play Workshop?

  • The workshop is three and a half hours. Come ready to play and be an active participant. This is not the type of event where you sit back and listen as someone lectures you about a topic.

Can I attend the Have a Play Workshop if I have already completed The ECD Online Masterclass?

  • Yes, absolutely it is possible to attend this workshop if you have already completed the ECD Online Masterclass. It will give you the opportunity to continue to practice with others who are also learning the craft of emotional culture conversations (if you’ve not had the opportunity already) and also some extra ideas on how to use the deck in an easy and relevant way.

I’m not a leader in an organisation, although I work with many, can I still attend?

  • Yes, 100%. This workshop is for anyone who leads others or works with leaders in some capacity in their work. You might lead a team of people inside an organisation. Or you might be a coach or consultant who works in leadership and organisational development and helps develop leaders in your work. If you lead people. This workshop is for you!

Should I do both the Have a Play Workshop and The Masterclass?

  • The choice is yours. We recommend doing both. But it depends on how much you want to continue and broaden your learning journey and practice the craft of emotional culture conversations. We believe that attending the ECD Have a Play Workshop will make you an even more effective and courageous ECD Practitioner and leader.

Do you run virtual ECD Have a Play Workshops?

  • No. These are live, in-person events only.

Do I gain a certificate or become accredited by completing this ECD Have a Play Workshop?

  • No. Obtaining the ECD Practitioner Certification is done through the ECD Online Masterclass only. 

Do you show us how the ECD can be used with families in this workshop?

  • Not specifically during this workshop. But there will be a segment dedicated to questions so you could pose this as a question to the facilitator to offer some examples of how the game can be used with your families so that you can take the game home and have more human and empathetic conversations with your family too.

Do I get a physical Emotional Culture Deck as part of this Workshop?

  • Oh yes! As part of your ticket, you'll get two Emotional Culture Decks value $149 USD. 

What’s the cost difference between the ECD Have a Play Workshop and The ECD Online Masterclass Course?

  • The ECD Have a Play Workshop is $249 USD. And the ECD Online Masterclass is $389 USD. This is subject to change in the future.

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