Team Building From the Toy Aisle

2022 International Conference Pre-Conference Events

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
Category: International Conferences

Team Building From the Toy Aisle

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 9th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly - Region Room in the Blue Ridge Center

Cost: $100 

Presenters: Michelle Cummings

Michelle Cummings is the Big Wheel & founder of Training Wheels, a known leader in the Teambuilding field. She's an accomplished author and sought-after speaker. Michelle has created a wide variety of facilitation, debriefing and teambuilding activities that have collectively changed the way trainers work.


It's time to open grandma's game closet and re-see some of the many toy and game classics (and new to you crowd favorites) in a new light. Using elements of game design and experiential theories, we will deconstruct a wide range of existing mass-market games and re-envision them for use as
purposeful, engaging tools for teambuilding applications.

This workshop will include a variety of activities that will include Icebreakers, Energizers, Problem-solving activities, Diversity and Inclusion Games, and Debriefing Tools. Come prepared to laugh and learn, and go home with multiple new activities that are sure to reinvigorate your programs.

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Pre-Conference sessions (Extended Education) take place prior to the start of the 2022 International Conference, and are in-depth workshops and activities that provide an expanded opportunity for professional development.


Do I need to register for the International Conference (taking place Nov 10-13) in order to attend a pre-conference event? No! You are able to register and attend any of the below events without having to purchase a ticket or attend the entire International Conference.

Are meals and lodging included? No. If you plan to stay overnight or have meals on-site, you must purchase lodging and a meal plan separately.

Can I get CEUs from pre-conference events? This depends on the individual event. Each event is different and you'll need to check out the specific event details.

Where are the events being held? Location varies by individual event. Each event will be held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly unless otherwise specified.

Are the pre-conferences available to virtual attendees too? Will they be recorded? No. Pre-conference events occur in-person only unless otherwise specified.