Supports: Stress reduction, Mental health, Self care, Community engagement, Organizational leadership, Staff morale,
Team building, Inclusion, Diversity/Inclusion & Access, Communication, Creativity and Innovation, Responsible Marketing, Policy & Programming, Anti Oppressive practice.
Dance with Joy & Sorrow:
Self Care Gets Ridiculous
Life is a universal dance of Joy and Sorrow, presenting opportunities to grieve and weep as well as moments to laugh and celebrate. Self care isn’t a treat you offer yourself sometimes, but a way of weaving lightness throughout the heaviness of daily responsibilities.
This playful and poignant workshop fosters space to release stress and tension, validate lived experience, and help build skills for ongoing self care.
Lead By Ridiculous Example:
Encouraging Risk-Taking, Innovative Leadership & Transformational Teamwork
How many of your favorite ideas and inventions were once dismissed as ridiculous? Stimulate and build leadership capacity while drawing out the layers of potential lying beneath the surface of your workgroup, organization, school, or corporation. Learn how to foster a safe space for creative risk taking and strategic silliness.
Lead by Ridiculous Example and inspire courage to fail productively, utilize feedback, and try something truly different. Infuse your team with energy and enthusiasm while helping them connect with the passion that drives innovation and quality service.
Making Space for Each Other:
Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity is an expressed goal throughout schools, communities, organizations, and corporations. Actually creating and fostering spaces for shared experience, mutual understanding, and open engagement is often a more challenging venture. Learning to identify, appreciate, and actively celebrate difference is a primary key to any diversity programming.
Provide your organization with the opportunity to engage in critical conversations about inclusive leadership, strategize implementation of diverse programming, and purposefully celebrate the contributions of all of your community members.
Communicating Across Agendas:
Hear Through the Noise
Communication is challenging even with people with whom we share common goals and ideals. In artificially created communities (correctional facilities, nursing homes, group homes, refugee camps...) there are additional challenges of cultural difference, complex power dynamics, and a perception of conflicting goals. When we perceive ourselves as being on opposing sides of a situation, communication becomes more tense and loaded, and misunderstandings are quick to escalate.
Focus your team’s time and energy on communication, establishing common goals and definitions,, and anchoring interactions in dignity and respect.
Family and Friends Tapestry
Create a Tapestry representing the colorful dimensions in your personally defined family fabric. Try something new. Engage with art, and learn to needle felt with the people you hold most dear. Each person will have one piece of original art to keep and one piece that will be sewn together to create the tapestry.
Simultaneous workshops can be held online with packages of materials sent ahead of time so distance doesn’t have to rule a loved one out.
Joy Filled Community Outreach:
Pop Up Parade/ Festival
Professional Ridiculators swoop in and create a Pop Up Parade or Festival with dance music and Ridiculation Stations. Stations provide adults and any accompanying children with the opportunity to play, create, dress up, dance, and be Purposefully Ridiculous.
This is a leave no trace event. All ridiculous remnants will magically disappear.
Promoting Climate Change
Looking for a shift in your organizational/group culture? Beginning a new project or developing a program? Ready to redesign how your staff engage with each other/clients/community partners? Lead by Purposefully Ridiculous example and encourage innovation.
Together we will identify three (3) core aspects within your organization where attentive, purposeful growth is desired. We will create a plan of ridiculous action and our group of Professional Ridiculators can even kick off your campaign with a Pop Up Festival.