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The Power of Play – Leveraging Your Innate Creativity to Enhance Problem Solving, Social Connection and Wellbeing

Creativity is a crucial skill for professionals and a high strategic priority for organizations. As children, creative play was a natural way of being, discovering, learning and growing both individually and socially. But fast-forward to adulthood and the external pressures of living in the “real world,” as well as our own self-imposed perceived limitations, disconnect us from this innate superpower that we all still possess.

Drawing upon several brain science-based sources of research, as well as skillfully guided expressive art facilitation and a safe, supportive and fun environment, you will learn about and directly experience the power of reconnecting with creative aspects of your mind and body that may have been dormant for years. Through a series of individual and group activities with play as the vehicle, your comfort and confidence will increase and you will be inspired and able to further develop and strengthen your creative muscle.

Course topics will include why more focus on play and creativity is needed in the workplace and the world, the common individual and organizational obstacles to effecting higher levels of intentionally developed creativity and a series of playful, practical and powerful activities designed to reignite your creative spark.

This workshop is beneficial for individuals or leaders interested in bringing more creativity into their professional and personal lives, as well as for Human Resource professionals responsible for researching and recommending progressive talent development and wellbeing strategies and programs for their organizations.

What You Will Learn


The Power of Play – Leveraging Your Innate Creativity to Enhance Problem Solving, Social Connection and Wellbeing

In this workshop you will:

  • Understand the importance of creativity in business and life and why creativity significantly decreases as we transition from childhood to adulthood.
  • Engage in a variety of highly experiential individual and group activities designed to inspire curiosity, imagination, inquiry, passion, joy and focus.
  • Explore how to leverage the creative process for everyday problem solving, decision making, communication and collaboration both at work and in your personal life while also enhancing your overall wellbeing.
  • Develop a strategy and action plan for taking the next steps toward integrating your reawakened connection to  your innate creativity into your professional and personal life and inspiring others do the same.

Instructor Bios


The Power of Play – Leveraging Your Innate Creativity to Enhance Problem Solving, Social Connection and Wellbeing

  • Deb Schuler

    Debra Schuler

    Debra Schuler, B.S., Management is a leadership development facilitator, coach and consultant who integrates mindfulness, creative self-expression and sustainable self-care strategies to help people at all stages of career and life lead themselves and others with more clarity, authenticity and purpose. Her work incorporates the research-based principles and evidence from neuroscience and positive psychology, as well as more than 20 years of corporate leadership development experience in large, global technology companies. Debra is an ATD (Association for Talent Development) certified Professional Trainer, Drake Inglesi Milardo certified CoreThemes™ Career Consultant and FranklinCovey certified Facilitator of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®.” She was awarded a Certificate in Positive Psychology from Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, is a graduate of Butera School of Art and a member of the International Expressive Art Therapy Association. https://www.ensolifebydesign.com/

09:00am - 03:30pm
Portsmouth - 230 Commerce Way
Debra Schuler
289.00 Workshop Fee
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
UNH Extension Discount
New to NH Discount
UNHOCE Discount