Compassionate Leadership
Through Play Course

A collaborative, hands-on, and novel experience for executive leadership.

Taught in The Global Executive Master of Science Program, in Strategic Design and Management at The New School.

Gain the empathy and vulnerability to wholeheartedly lead, and acquire the tools to develop a culture of authenticity and connection.


Roger Manix is at the forefront of designing transformational experiences rooted in Play-based learning around the world. His teachings develop stronger collaboration, inspire innovation, and create belonging through Play.

Learn to be a leader in this new era

Where Emotional and Social Intelligence are the most important trades.


At the core of any organization are
people – unpredictable, diverse,
and complex. The foundation for
leadership must begin with a deep
understanding of how to support


Examine your leadership skills, and
critically think about the
components that nourish healthy
teams and culture.


The curriculum offers context for
Play-based experiences to
generate optimal creativity,
empathy, and compassion in a
commercial environment.


Blended Learning

Week course

Days of Experiential Play

Weeks of blended learning

Where you will get

Learner-Centric Teaching

Synchronous Sessions

Team-Based Learning

Philosophy of Pragmatism

Lasting Results

Learning outcomes

Identify roadblocks in creative teams, and the resources to galvanize change

Effectively manage creative projects incorporating Play-based learning

Compassionately manage team dynamics (and dysfunctions) through empathy and vulnerability

Access to facilitation tools and materials to bring Play into your organization