2018 Project Play Immersion

Location and dates TBD


We believe play is the future. As technology evolves at a rapid rate, how can we humanise our work by injecting more meaning, play and creativity into what do we? As jobs become more automated, we need to prepare ourselves for the future workplace and that all starts now, with purposeful play. 

This intensive is designed for people:

  • Who are looking to clear their mind and reset to strategise for the new year
  • Who feel burnt out from working IN their business, instead of ON their business
  • Who have the drive to create and innovate, not only for themselves, but for their team and need tools to do so
  • Who seek connectedness and understand the importance of meeting like-minded people
  • Who need space to reconnect with their 'WHY'
  • Who want to let go of perfectionism, embrace change and manage failure

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As a result of attending, you will walk away with:

  • How to strategise and reflect with greater insight and clarity
  • The know-how to accelerate your decision making skills
  • The ability to accelerate your product, people or process problem solving
  • The power to improve your communication skills and storytelling abilities
  • Harness a deeper understanding of your purpose and values



What's Included

  • Full Catering
  • Experiential activities
  • Workshops with industry experts
  • Playful goodybag


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What We'lll Explore

  • The intersection of work and play
  • How play and human centred design collide
  • The importance of empathy when connecting with your customers
  • Designing a work-life you love



Read what people said about last year's Immersion:

What a fantastic weekend retreat! There were so many great experiences and learnings, which were supported by the beautiful location, great friends made and amazing food! Thank you Dara Simkin for such an enjoyable, insightful, beautifully executed and memorable experience. - Zinzi Sullivan, User Experience Designer

I just spent the weekend at Dara's inaugural Play Immersion Retreat... WOW! This woman puts together a full experience with just the right balance of purposeful play and debriefing - leading to deep learning. The added bonus was that every single person who attended challenged themselves (myself included) to make space for vulnerability... which has set the scene for ongoing friendship and collaboration opportunities. Thanks Dara! - Barbara Swiatkiwsky, Massage Therapist