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Conference: Outdoors Victoria 2016

The next annual conference of Outdoors Victoria is set for 6-7 May 2016. This year, the conference will be held at the campus of Federation…

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Summer Camp in China

Over the past year, I have worked alongside an impressive organisation that is heavily involved in expanding the presence and profile of camp education in…

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Playful Learning, Emergent Value

Talented facilitator, Nate Folan, will be presenting a full-day Playful Learning, Emergent Value workshop near Austin TX USA on Mon 1 February 2016. Spaces still…

Mark Collard presenting a facilitator training workshop in China

Serious Fun PD Workshop in Texas

Tue 26 January 2016 Carrollton, TX, USA One-day Professional Development workshop, ideal for all program leaders who are looking to sharpen their program leadership skills…

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Wishing you Happy Holidays

Just a quick note to say THANK YOU to all of our loyal subscribers for the wonderful support you have shown us this year, especially with the…

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And the #feetzaring Winner is…

There were many wonderful entries to the Leaning Tower of Feetza contest, but very few which only used 5 pairs of shoes. The winner, standing…

Serious Fun book out now

New Book: Serious Fun, out now…

For a limited time, Amazon is offering my latest book – SERIOUS FUN: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Leading Remarkably Fun Programs That Make A Difference…

New We Connect Cards

New We Connect Cards

Looking for a cool, simple prop that is fun to use and promotes interaction and stretching? Take a look at the new We Connect Cards, developed…

Ryan & Kristin Eller at Stonehenge, travelling to Australia to lead Intentional Leadership Training workshop

Intentional Leadership Training by Ryan Eller

My good friend Ryan Eller is coming to Melbourne, Australia to deliver a one-day professional development ‘Intentional Leadership Training’ workshop for leaders. This is a…

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All Work & No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy

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…

Mark Collard presenting a facilitator training workshop in China

Training Workshop Tour of USA 2014

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…

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Become A Better Teacher – Play!

I’m a regular browser of Edutopia. Today, I came across a wonderful article which captured the essence of Dr Stuart Brown’s book ‘Play.’ I have…

Live Your List podcast show

Live Your List Podcast

Like the fuel you add to your car, I am very clear that what we add to our minds will significantly influence our performance. Psychologist Archibald…

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New Programming Resource Survey

Attention: all teachers, corporate trainers, youth leaders and professional group facilitators. In the past couple of months, I have spent a lot of time engaged…

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Kids Adventure Festival Ambassador

I’m really excited to announce that I have been named as one of two Ambassadors for the forthcoming Kids Adventure Festival – 5th & 6th April…

Live Your List podcast show

Intentional Leadership

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED —> Subscribe to The Live Your List Show podcast. It’s a new weekly podcast dedicated to intentional leadership, personal development and living with a…

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An Exercise in Musical Cooperation

Just when you think you’ve seen it all… along comes this magical and hypnotic giant public instrument made up of 21 swings which inspires a…