Dr Bill Michaelis

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BILL MICHAELIS, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus at San Francisco State University and owner/director of Children-Together [www.children-together.com] and presenter of over 2,000 workshops, keynotes, and events. He is the author (with John M. O’Connell) of The Leader’s Handbook: Learning Leadership Skills by Facilitating Fun, Games, Play and Positive Interaction (VenturePublish.com 2013). He was an early pioneer, lead trainer, and board member of the original New Games Foundation, and among his many writings he was a contributor to the New Games book and More New Games (which he also co-edited). 

“We firmly believe that the development of the Play Community and the facilitation of FLOW are the main goals of play leadership.” John M. O’Connell and Bill Michaelis ~ (The Leader’s Handbook) Finding ways to create...
New Games Movement
With the recent phenomenon of helicopter parenting, the extensive use of electronic media, and the emphasis on high-stakes testing, is it time to panic that free play has lost its relevance in today’s society? Fifty years ago the New Games...
The Leader's Handbook: Learning Leadership Skills by Facilitating Fun, Games, Play, and Positive Interaction The Leader's Handbook: Learning Leadership Skills by Facilitating Fun, Games, Play, and Positive Interaction is a guide for leaders to aid in making it easier for people to play - to facilitate playful activities. The Leader's Handbook (...