• Innovating Networking events

    Turning "scary & boring" into "fun & meaningful"!

  • NEW: SUPER PLAY MEETUP #2

    Super Play Meetup #2 is is back! It's a revolutionary new way of networking that combines the power of LEGO Serious Play methodology and Emotional Intelligence to gamify the networking experience and make it meaningful and fun! See last event: SUPER PLAY MEETUP 2019

     

    Date: Feb 22 2020, 9:00-14:30

    Language: English

    Adults Only, No children allowed

     

    Apply Now. You will be notified by email if you are selected due to limited seats. Thanks for your understanding.

    New 1:1 on Coaching using LEGO!

    Interested in 1:1 on coaching using LEGO Serious Play?

    PLAY MEETUP EXPERTS

    ATTENTION Facilitators in Doha!

     

    Meet with other experts in a common discipline to extract the wisdom, share insights, learn new things while having fun using LEGO

    WE ARE CELEBRATING 1 year of PLAY

    As of Aug 16th, PLAY MEETUP is 1 years old!

  • SUPER PLAY MEETUP

    Gamified Networking using LEGO SERIOUS PLAY

    Scary Networking!

    Meeting strangers can be awkward and even scary to lots of people. Even though many can agree on the importance of building valuable relationships for professional and personal life, the approach to networking today seems limited and outdated. I'm talking about the hustle to meet as many people as possible, collecting stacks of business cards and trying to impress everyone at networking events. Where is the value in that? This is obviously not the case for everyone, but there is no doubt that there is an opportunity to make networking less awkward and scary. What if networking can be more enjoyable and meaningful?

     

    SUPER PLAY MEETUP was our first community event in Doha gathering strangers from previous PLAY MEETUPs. These were essentially weekly meetups that brought strangers to play, learn and share stories using the power of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY.

    Addressing Networking Challenges

    We wanted to design a user experience that can address the challenges people face in networking and provide a more effective way to create genuine relationships. An experience that can redefine what networking should look like and communicate deep values that connects with the audience. From there, these values would trigger action that benefits the community and helps it to grow organically.

     

    Challenge #1: Fear of strangers is in the room

    What if we could eliminate fear and create a safe space the moment people enter the venue? That’s how the idea of the LEGO Profile Wall came to life! As people came to register, they were asked to draw on a template a LEGO figure of themselves showing who they are creatively. They were also encouraged to write down their email or social media account so others can reach them if they wanted. After which, they took their drawing and placed on the LEGO Profile Wall. As the wall was getting filled up, there was lots of great energy and fun of people looking at the wall and guessing who is who.

  • Drawing LEGO Profile

    Adding to LEGO Wall

    Getting to know who is who!

  • Challenge #2: Managing internal fears

    What if we could free people from their internal fears and take control of their emotions using EQ?

    To establish a clear purpose to why we need to network, we played a powerful video that showed how disconnected our society has become. I followed that up with the story of PLAY MEETUP as an initiative to address the issue.

    The attendees then enjoyed a fun chocolate ice-breaker activity followed by an emotional intelligence session led by our friend Joseph Al Haddad. He is a certified EQ practitioner and showed the attendees how emotional intelligence can help set their mindsets for effective networking. We could see that the attendees were getting more comfortable with each other’s and now anxious to start the main activity which was LEGO Networking.

  • Opening Presentation

    Ice Breaker

    EQ Session

  • Challenge #3: Fear of talking to strangers

    What if we could use the power of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY where people can build, play and share stories using LEGO as a medium to network? This was the toughest part and was essentially an experiment to see what happens. The attendees built LEGO models that metaphorically represented them. It was anything they wanted to share like their occupation, hobbies, dreams, values …etc. Once completed, they carried their models and met others to share their story through the models and listen to others as well. Finally, they made physical connections using LEGO between their models representing any common area they have found between them.

  • Building LEGO models

    LEGO Networking

    More LEGO Networking

    Making Connections

  • CORE VALUES

    Co-Creation

    This event was co-created by myself and my amazing team of volunteers. It was everyone’s event where each contributed with lots of passion and energy. When everyone is valued and given the chance to contribute, you can expect to feel the magic in the air.

    Collaboration

    This event had zero budget! It was purely volunteering services from me, my passionate volunteers and the kind collaborators who supported us with venue, catering, marketing services, decorations and gifts.

    Social Responsibility

    This event reinforces the importance of giving versus taking. We all need to be reminded that we have a social responsibility to give back to our society. All of us can give something even if it's small and it doesn't have to be money. Offering some of your time and talent will make you feel great, strengthen your relationships and create a ripple effect of others giving leading to social goodness to the whole community.

  • Volunteers Team

    Generous Sponsors

    Generous Sponsors

    Social Responsibility

  • SPONSORS

    Would you like to be a sponsor? Feel free to contact us and contribute to our mission!

    Would you like to be a sponsor? Feel free to contact us and contribute to our mission!

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