Talent Development

The Value of Play in Your Personal and Professional Life (TD1934)

Fri, 6 Dec 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Wine-Price Building


We know that PLAY is important, even as commitments pull us away or guilt gnaws at us for indulging in fun.  PLAY is important to individual success and living a happy life.  This is true for children and for adults and college students, faculty and staff are no different.  In the hustle of busy schedules, we have to teach people how to effectively PLAY in everyday life.  This comes from engaging people at their core PLAY personality highlighted in Stuart Brown and Christopher Vaughn’s book, Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul.  This book focuses on the science behind play including the neuroscience, biology, psychology and social science of play.  We will help you take a PLAY inventory of yourself and explore ways you could use these ideas in your personal and professional life here at JMU.

In this workshop participants will learn:

  • Identify the benefits and impact of play on individual success
  • Articulate and explain Stuart Brown’s 8 Play Personalities
  • Identify their own top 3 PLAY Personalities
  • Explore play’s effect on parenthood, work, collaboration and the world in general

Presented by: Steve Bobbitt, Associate Director for Programming, University Recreation

Note: A minimum pre-registration of 8 participants is required for this workshop to be facilitated as scheduled.

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