Attn: Aussie Teachers – Back-To-School Program Ideas

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students coming back to schoolYou can never have enough activity ideas to keep students busy, especially when they have just come back from holidays and are still getting used to the idea of being back at school.

Click this link to download a free program template that features an hour of fun, interactive and simple to lead group activities. The exercises are universally appealing (which means students love them) and require no equipment whatsoever.

Then, take a look at the growing online resources which I have developed to accompany my latest book Serious Fun – dozens of fun and engaging group activity ideas which range from 1 to 60 minutes for 12, 30 and 100+ students.

SUPPORT DESK – if I can help you create a program to usher in the new school year as smoothly (and with as much fun) as possible, please contact me today.

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NEW – ‘We Connect’ Cards

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We Connect CardsLooking for a cool, simple prop that is fun to use and promotes interaction and stretching?

Take a look at this new prop We Connect Cards, developed by my good friend, Chad Littlefield.

The link takes you to his KickStarter campaign, and if you like the look of them and their potential, then I urge you to kick in a few bucks. I did, and I’m really looking forward to using them next year.

There is simply never enough opportunities for our groups to interact and share. The more you invest in this exercise, the more powerful and rewarding your group can become. And if nothing else, they look fun.

Check ‘em out.

Oh, and if you’ve never come across KickStarter before, you are about to enter a whole new world of ‘what is possible’ out there. Enjoy.


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Intentional Leadership Training – by Ryan Eller

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Ryan EllerMy good friend Ryan Eller is coming to Melbourne, Australia to deliver a one-day professional development workshop for leaders.

This is a one-off, must-attend event.

Ryan is the co-host of the hugely popular Live Your List podcast, and director of Paradigm Shift. He is a sought-after international speaker and trainer, and helps leaders empower their groups through intentional leadership, developing strengths and creating powerful relationships.

Friday 5 December

This workshop is ideal for leaders of any group, including teachers, corporate trainers, camp and youth leaders. Expect a TON of value and great fun.

Click here to learn more about this interactive, powerful and immensely fun workshop.

I’ll be there, so come and join me.

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All Work & No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy

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by Mark Collard

Here’s a link to a Radio National interview conducted recently which explored the value and enormous benefits of integrating ‘play’ into the lives of adults in work and rest.

Dr Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play, is one of the interviewees. His fabulous book called ‘Play’ is a must-read. As Stuart says in his book – play is as critical to human development as sleep and nutrition.

This is why I love my training workshops so much, because I get to invite people – kids and adults alike – to play.

In my 25+ years experience, I have discovered that play is my most potent weapon which encourages people to have fun, share, trust and learn.

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NEW – Training Workshop Tour of USA

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Mark Collard is coming to USA...Mark Collard will be touring the USA in late September and early October on a six-state juggernaut, delivering a series of custom and open-enrolment training workshops.

Join Mark as he presents a bunch of new group-based activities, as well as learn his simple four-step sequence to help you create remarkably fun programs which make a difference in the lives and performances of your group.

Ideal for teachers, corporate trainers, camp leaders, outdoor educators and youth leaders, you are guaranteed to come away with tons of new ideas and inspiration.

His ‘Serious Fun’ open-enrolment workshops will in:

Durham, NC – Mon 22 Sep
Tulsa, OK – Thu 25 Sep
Oklahoma City, OK – Fri 26 Sep
Fayetteville, AR – Mon 29 Sep
Asheville, NC – Thu 2 Oct
Petersburg, PA – Sun 5 Oct


Hurry, enrolments are limited.
Early Bird rates apply, and generous Group Discounts available.

Click here to download the ‘Serious Fun’ workshop Flyer

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