MPI-Wisconsin October Chapter Education

Sharon Fisher

Community Outreach

Books for Kids Program

Playbook for Learning: Engage, Rulebreak, Shake-It-Up!

Presented by Sharon Fisher
- Idea Sparker, Play with a Purpose


Thursday, October 9, 2014

CIC Information
CMP-IS Domain: TBA
Clock Hours: 2.5

Join us at the newly re-opened Potawatomi Casino Hotel for an exciting education session (Playbook for Learning:  Engage, Rulebreak, Shake-It-Up!) with Sharon Fisher focusing on how to make your meetings more interactive and activity based. This event is sure to leave all in a playful, gaming mood! 

What opportunities are you looking to create with MPI this year? Attend our MPI 101 before the presentation and learn about the various opportunities to make the most out of your membership. Learn about what benefits are available to you, how you can volunteer and get involved, and have the chance to meet other members. 


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Speakers and Education
Location, Map, Lodging
Member Registration
Nonmember Registration
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— AM —    
8:30 - 10:30 Board of Directors Meeting Prosperity
10:30 Registration Pre-function
11:00 - 11:30 MPI 101 - New Member Welcome Reception Progress
— PM —    
12:00-12:45 Lunch Harmony
1:00-4:00 Playbook for Learning:  Engage, Rulebreak, Shake-It-Up! 
Presented by Sharon Fisher
4:00 Reception with Cash Bar and Raffle Drawing

Event Pricing

Member: $50 ($60 after 10/03/2014)
Non-Member: $60 ($65 after  10/03/2014)
Student Member:   $30 ($40 after  10/03/2014)

Playbook for Learning: Engage, Rulebreak, Shake-It-Up!

Sharon Fisher

Tired of sitting in sessions listening to speakers drone on and watching attendees stare at their handhelds?  Then shake it up!  Come experience new insights and games that you can share with your speakers and use in your sessions to actively engage learners in the material.  We’ll play (yes – this is hands-on) with four different interactive activities to explore how they work, how you can use them, and what types of content material they work best for. Best of all: the games are all free or at a very low cost!
  • Understand the power of interactive learning and why it works (and be able to justify it to the skeptics)
  • Experience four different game models and techniques to immediately put to use in your sessions
  • Walk away with tools to use with SME’s, speakers and meeting designers to make learning more interactive


Speaker Bio:

Sharon Fisher is a professional “experience-maker”.  When all her friends were getting real degrees, she chose to major in “whistle blowing” as her father called her degree in Recreation.  Now celebrating 20 years in her business, Play with a Purpose runs hundreds of events a year.   Chosen as one of Entrepreneur Magazines Young Millionaires, she has proven that the passion for play works. 
Her quote “In a world full of copies, here’s to the ORIGINALS!” summarizes her business style.  Sharon’s reputation for leading the industry in creating teambuilding, community service, and icebreaker events has led to 20 years in business.   Now the next evolution is putting play on the broader meeting platform – gamifying meetings, making them more engaging and relevant, and adding experiential learning programs to bring learning alive.  She also helps organizations “think different” about their business with Quirkshops and Idea Explorations into customer service, creating engaging experiences, process improvement, and improving employee morale.   
In addition to being the preferred vendor for Walt Disney World Co., her clients include Chevrolet, Camp Jeep, BBDO, Disney Publishing, Cadbury Schweppes, CUNA Mutual, American Express, Frito Lay, CarMax, US Air Force, IBM, McDonalds and the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission.  Her highly energetic style consistently delights audiences and makes learning fun.  


MPI-WI 101

Learn how to make the most of your MPI-WI experience!  New members are encouraged to attend, but this session is open to all active members. We will touch on the basics of MPI and answer any questions about the MPI-WI website, as well as discuss current volunteer opportunities!


Location, Map, and Lodging

Event Location: Potawatomi Bingo Casino
1721 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53233
(800) 729-7244

Guestroom Rate:$99.00
Cut-off Date: September 16, 2014

Community Outreach

Next Door Books for Kids Program
This is an early education center that works with thousands of children and families throughout Milwaukee.  Next Door gives Milwaukee central city children and families the skills they need, not just to get by, but to achieve sustainable success. 
Their mission: “To support the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional development of children so they become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.”
Please bring your donation of gently-used or new children’s books, in particular, infant-toddler picture books to the event and drop off near registration!
For more information, please see the Next Door website: