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MAFN's January 14th Online Workshop: Exploring Team Pressure Through Play: How to Use Games for Team and Culture Building

  • 01/14/2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online using Zoom


Duration: 90-minute workshop

About the workshop

Games are an excellent way for people to learn and practice new skills individually, but they can be even more powerful as a vehicle for people to learn and grow together. Great collective play experiences result in a team that holds even more value than just the sum of its parts.

In this webinar, we are going to explore how not only playing games, but also creating games with others is such a valuable experience for building stronger team culture and cohesion. Alex Suchman and Peter Williamson, two co-founders of Barometer XP, will talk about how to create a game that facilitates collective growth. The webinar includes playing a few of Barometer’s games, a breakdown of the game-creation process, and a behind-the-scenes case study of how Barometer applied the process to build their signature game, Balloon.

Learning Objectives 

The learning objectives for this webinar include:

  • Encouraging self-awareness and reflection at both the individual and group level through game play.

    Identifying different game mechanics and how (and when) to use them to achieve social and emotional learning outcomes.

    Establishing a framework for successful game development.

NOTE: This workshop will be recorded for distribution to all who register (breakout rooms will not be recorded).

This is a 90-minute online workshop. It will take place from 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST.


Alexandra Suchman is passionate about creating the human-centered workplaces that make a difference in the world. Her consulting, coaching, and training helps businesses and nonprofits foster the strong teams and operational infrastructures needed to advance their mission and goals. Alex holds a B.A. in Psychology from Colby College and a Master in Public Policy from The George Washington University. She’s also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and DISC Coach.

Peter Williamson is a professional golfer turned entrepreneur who uses his love of knowledge of games, design, and philanthropy to catalyze change in communities. In addition to co-founding Barometer Interactive, he also leads a DC-based creative agency called Game Genius, co-chairs a local giving circle, sits on two nonprofit boards, and is an active Global Shapers member. Peter has a B.A. in Studio Art and Geography from Dartmouth College.


  • No refunds or credits for registration cancellations.
  • Registration closes at midnight the day before the workshop.
  • Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live session and any additional details 1 day in advance and the morning of the event. Please be sure to look for the link in your email.
  • Workshops begin promptly at 12:00PM EST.  Please log on at least 15 minutes in advance to ensure your internet connections, audio and other settings are functioning properly.
  • MAFN Members have access to all online workshop recordings via the MAFN website.
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