Play as a Liberatory Practice

Play as a Liberatory Practice

On November 8-9, 2023 Leadership Learning Community participated in the Living Liberation Conference 2023 by CTWO. LLC discussed several concrete ways you can incorporate play into your work. Embracing play allows us to rediscover the happiness and liveliness we once experienced in childhood. When we reintroduce play into our professional lives, we not only reclaim moments of creativity and rest but also infuse our work with innovation and discover new avenues to freedom. Despite the current challenging and disheartening state of the world, it is important to remember that we are on the right side of history. With this in mind, play can serve as a means to introduce breathing space and relief into our routines, stimulate curiosity, and recapture the joy that oppressive systems, structures, and experiences constantly try to steal from us. By integrating play into our work, we can retrieve some of the joy that these systems have taken from us. 

Learn about how does play relate to work and the rules of play by Ericka Stallings.

Learn about how to put into practice the rules of play by Ericka Stallings.

Learn how the LLC’s team has incorporated play into their work through the Liberatory Playground Series by Ericka Stallings.

Learn how to incorporate playfulness into virtual meetings by Iman Mills Gordon.

Learn how to incorporate playfulness into virtual meetings and gamify tedious tasks by Iman Mills Gordon, Sadia Hassan, and Ericka Stallings.

Learn how to incorporate playfulness into virtual meetings to build community and relationships and how play is essential to this work by Sadia Hassan and Nikki Dinh.


Session 2 | Liberatory Leadership Playground

Liberatory Leadership Playground

Session 2: Recapture Play

Speakers

  • Ericka Stallings and Nikki Dinh

On June 6, 2023, we hosted a virtual session called “Recapture Play” with Ericka Stallings and Nikki Dinh with a call to action in mind: Recapture Play in your workplace. Here’s what we learned from the conversation and audience members about what we mean by recapture play and how to start. 

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Session 1 | Liberatory Leadership Playground

Liberatory Leadership Playground

Session 1: Seriously. Play!

Speakers

  • Vu Le and Belma Gonzalez

Session Recap

On May 23, 2023, we hosted a virtual session called “Seriously, Play” with guests Belma Gonzalez and Vu Le. In this conversation, we unpacked some of the benefits but also privileges, responsibilities, and rules of play.