Playful Leadership: Transformation

Are you longing to create a place where you belong? Do you wish to live your life purpose and have fun doing it? Perhaps you want to believe one person can make a difference for greater good but don’t quite know how yet?

If your answer is “Yes…” to one or more of these questions, then it’s time to act swiftly before the zombie virus gnaws away the last bit of your playful brain and stymies forever your chances of loving what you do and doing what brings you joy.

Playful Leadership is a unique approach to leadership based on the powerful quadruplet of Play Science, neuroscience, psychology and coaching. According to child development experts, play is the most effective and efficient way of enabling children to learn, lead, collaborate and be at their best. It turns out this also holds true for adults, especially when it comes to organisational change, based on Portia’s 22 years of working and playing with adults in organisations large and small.

This course is an introduction to systemic principles, tools and techniques in the context of organisational systems and will equip you with the knowledge and resources to better navigate the systems in which you belong and wish to change for greater good. In particular, Playful Leadership is founded on a principle we call “Inside Out“. That is, in order to achieve effective change in a system, the first system we need to explore is our own. A notion inspired by the work and play of Bert Hellinger (discoverer of Family Constellations).

In this transformative and highly interactive 3-day course you’ll experience the catalysing power of play and learn how to leverage play to bring about enduring change and transformation. For individuals as well as systems to which they belong. You’ll experience the benefits of play firsthand and, with your experiential knowledge of play, explore ways to enable change in yourself as well ways to create the necessary conditions to enable change in those around you.

There will be plenty of chances to play, on your own and with others, as you learn through practice the secrets to enduring change for greater good. Catch a glimpse of what being on the Playful Leadership programme looks and feels like here.

This course is limited to 9 participants in order to maximise participants’ learning experience.


  • Resource yourself with what you need to flourish
  • Enable change in yourself
  • Create an environment to change for greater good
  • Facilitate change that endures
  • Have fun when enabling transformational change


The course will take place 10.00 – 17.00 on all 3 days.

  • Benefits of play and consequences of play deprivation
  • Universal language and principles of systems
  • The Bobulate Change Theory and Model
  • Applied emotional intelligence as a fundamental leadership skill
  • Walking the walk of a playful leader
  • Cultivating a felt sense and nurturing your inner knowing

Depending on the enthusiasm of participants, there will be the option to attend The Night School of Play each evening, likely to run from 19.30-21.30 BST.


This course is ideal for individuals and teams interested in creating systems, such as workplaces and families, where people will thrive and deliver great outcomes. Suitable for progressive leaders and managers, coaches, organisational catalysts, Agile coaches, Scrum Masters, product managers, project managers, organisational change agents, HR and consultants.


The curiosity to explore and a desire to enable oneself and others to be fully themselves and at their best.


We’re super-excited to announce this course will take place on 12-14 October 2022 in the idyllic play space of Ashridge House in Hertfordshire, England, a property which dates back over 700 years with significant residents such as King Henry VIII, a wartime hospital and most recently, the world-renowned Ashridge Hult business school.

Ashridge House is a tranquil retreat set in 190 acres of parkland, moments from the national rail and road network. Convenient for London, its airports and the Midlands, Ashridge House is accessible from Berkhamsted Railway Station (from Euston-Berkhamsted 40 minutes), complete with extensive on-site parking.

And yes! Ashridge House was a source of inspiration for Hogwarts which is why it looks and feels Hogwartsy inside and out. Why not come try out the magic at The School of Play for yourself?

Bonus Fun: Participants will have the option to stay overnight at Ashridge House or in accommodation in the friendly and beautiful town of Berkhamsted, referred to fondly as “Berko” by its residents. More details available in the FAQs.


We hope you will come join us to experience the magic of true transformation!

Snaffle your place on the course here.


This brand new course is one of three modules in the Playful Leadership programme created by Portia Tung. It is an emergent creation as a result of Portia’s passionate pursuit for a healthy balance between purpose, play and work.

Find out more about the history of this course and the Playful Leadership Programme here.



You’ll find more details here.