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MAFN's May 31st In-Person Workshop: Play Like A Pro! Introduction to PLAYMOBIL Pro.Play

  • 05/31/2024
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • COPT Training Room, Suite 850 at 1753 Pinnacle Drive, McLean, VA



Duration: 3-Hour In-Person Workshop

About the workshop

Play dynamics radically transform how we behave individually and in groups. When playing, people dedicate more and better resources (time, energy, attention) to solving their challenges. In addition to having a series of emotional benefits, PLAYMOBIL Pro.Play allows you to work on complex situations in a simple way. By “observing” the situation in the third person, participants discover ideas, alternatives, and solutions in a much easier way than when immersed in them.

Engaging adults in professional play is not only enjoyable but also highly effective for learning, skill development, and personal growth. Play creates a positive and conducive environment for exploring new ideas, fostering creativity, and building stronger professional relationships. Playmobil Pro.Play allows both individuals and groups to tackle complex problems by "observing" the situation from a third-person perspective. Inspired by the principles of play and experiential learning, it promotes creativity, communication, collaboration, and engagement while reducing stress. Its versatility and inclusivity make it a powerful addition to your facilitation toolkit, ensuring that it can cater to diverse audiences and learning styles.

About Playmobil Pro.Play:

Playmobil Pro.Play is a specialized product line within the Playmobil brand designed for educational and professional purposes. Playmobil Pro.Play is a versatile and effective tool for educators, trainers, and therapists looking to create engaging and interactive learning experiences that promote skills such as teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and social-emotional development. It is a valuable resource for hands-on, experiential learning in a wide range of educational and professional settings.

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Learning Objectives 

  • Participants will learn about the Playmobil Pro.Play Method while engaging in role-playing to model various challenges, emotions, and solutions.

  • Participants will learn how to use visual and kinesthetic methods to convey ideas and enhance communication and collaboration skills.

  • Participants will explore how engaging in playful activities can reduce stress and anxiety while increasing engagement and motivation in professional settings.

This is a 3-hour in-person workshop. It will take place starting at 9:00am EDT.


Althea Simpson is the founder of ATS Facilitation & Consulting, a facilitation and consulting business that uses creativity to foster connectivity among individuals and groups in the workplace.  She is a highly skilled professional who expertly guides individuals, groups, and organizations toward achieving their goals. With a robust educational background that includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, a Master of Business Administration in Marketing, and a Master of Social Work with dual expertise in both organizational leadership and development, as well as clinical social work, Althea draws on her extensive experience as a licensed clinical social worker and business psychology consultant to confidently apply creative and innovative strategies to conquer workplace obstacles related to teams, leadership, workplace mental health, and organizational change.


COPT Training Room, Suite 850 at 1753 Pinnacle Drive, McLean, VA (Tysons Corner)

 – 10 minute walk to Greensboro Metro Station

– Parking is free in the building

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