With Cultural Designer, Hima Batavia

Want to make a change in your workplace and grow together? Well, we want to help! This course is great for teams looking to embrace and promote a creative work environment.

What is Reset Your Work Culture with Play?

The global pandemic revealed that our workplaces need to push the RESET button, and reimagine how we relate to each other – if we want to continue to retain and attract visionary and engaged leaders and team members. 

Play is a powerful tool, and doorway to shaping workplace cultures rooted in care, creativity, experimentation, well-being, and equity. Yet, play has been minimized in adulthood as meaningless and not serious for success and in the workplace as foosball tables and monthly team building events, rather than at the centre of how we live. The research consistently shows that playing in adulthood is not only a matter of health, but is the very thing that energizes us and opens us to new possibilities.  

Join Hima Batavia in an experience that will not only convince you of the power of play, but show you how to design an intentional ‘sandbox’ to play in – one where we can examine what we all need to feel safe and creatively expressed, while being transparent about the power dynamics that ultimately impact how we play. 

Through a process of co-creation and embodiment, a culture of play not only catalyzes a sense of collective joy, but a sense of trust, connection and meaning that translates into investing more deeply in an organization and its mission. 

In this class you will:

  • Expand your perception of the power of play as a cultural and creative tool
  • Identify organizational barriers that need to change to integrate play as a cultural value
  • Learn how to design an intentional ‘sandbox’ to play in and a framework to embed play within your organization’s culture
  • Apply play as a tool for examining safety and access needs, creative desires, while being transparent about privilege and power dynamics
  • Brainstorm and share with peers ways in which your organization can play more

Hima Batavia is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer who crafts experiences and spaces that shape the culture of how we co-exist. She is the co-founder of Reset, a non-profit organization that designs IRL experiences for adults to just play, as an act of resistance, wellness and collective joy. Currently, she sits on the board of the organization.

Over the years, she has collaborated with organizations including Artscape, Luminato, Myseum, Toronto Prisoners Rights Project, Staples Studio, Centre for Social Innovation, Hyman Digital, Woodgreen Community Services to design, produce and facilitate strategies, experiences, festivals and public artworks centered in principles of play, community, connection, personal transformation, systems change, futures-thinking and well-being.



Before you go

  • Please keep in mind all of our classes are scheduled in US Eastern Standard Time
  • This class will be hosted on Zoom and include breakout rooms where you will be interacting with other participants.
  • Your individual link will be emailed to you after you register.
  • Missed a bit? Don’t worry – an unedited recording of the class will be made available for 48 hours so you can rewatch in your own time.
  • Due to limited seating in each class, all ticket purchases are final.
  • To improve our accessibility, we’re using Zoom’s New Live Transcription/Close Captioning service to offer live audio accessibility to our classes.

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