Unsettled Global Passport: September 2020

Unsettled’s Global Passport is a curated community platform for personal and professional growth, designed to support remote and independent lifestyles.

Each month is a new journey dedicated to inspiring and supporting you as you work remotely, launch your next project, or simply seek to expand your global network with a values-driven community of professionals. Explore the Global Passport to learn more!

Theme #01The Power of Play
September, 2020

Each month of the Global Passport has an exploratory theme to support our collective journey of growth, discovery, and connection. For our inaugural month of September, we are choosing: THE POWER OF PLAY. 

Our desire for play is deep within us. Jane Goodall traces the importance of play back to our mammalian ancestors, and researchers have found it increases collaboration by more than 20 percent.

Play is an invitation to be more creative, open, and innovative. It invites us to show up in our fullest expression of who we are with colleagues, family, friends, and ourselves. Yet, as our careers take up more of our time and attention, we seem consumed by busier schedules, efficiency, and productivity in and of itself. COVID’s effect on our attention, ability to travel, and to straight up play with others (social distance), hasn’t helped.

The magic of play is needed now more than ever, to spark joy, make us feel a little more human, and lift our spirits at home and at work. We must realize that play is part of who we are, no matter what the circumstances compel us to believe.

Let’s experience the power of play.

We have an exciting roundup of speakers and session around our theme this month, and can’t wait to start connecting…

SEPTEMBER, 2020 | INITIAL PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

UPCOMING PUBLIC SESSIONS

These free sessions are open to non-members, as an opportunity for you to experience the Global Passport.

Lighten Up!: Building Self-Awareness Through the Enneagram

#Growth Session | Sept 10

Does personality theory have to be so heavy? Hell no! In this Community Contribution by Global Passport member Sandhya Sudhakar, we will use Enneagram to explore nine personality types and their interconnected, interwoven relationships to one another.

Unsettled Global Passport Open House: Free #Connect Session

#Connect Session | Sept 15

Looking for more serendipity in your daily routine? Join Unsettlers from around the world for a free 30 min sample of the Global Passport experience. We’ll go through a fun and interactive live round of global speedfriending, wish & gift, and more. If you want to know how Unsettled’s diverse community can add value to your life, then start here!

A Place to Play: The Role of Play in International Development (Panel)

#Discover Session | Sept 25

In this panel, we’re going to hear from two of the world’s leading organizations that bring play — and by nature self-expression, connection, friendship, health, learning, passion, creativity, and active lifestyles — to children in less fortunate communities worldwide from the favelas of Rio, urban slums in Colombia, and refugee camps for Palestinian and Syrian youth.

MEMBERS-ONLY SESSIONS

Join Unsettled’s Global Passport to see more!

Subarctic Survival Challenge | Team Leadership Dynamics

#Growth Session | Sept 9

Developed for Harvard Business School, this simulation experience will drop you into a survival scenario in Canada’s subarctic region and you and a team from around the world will have to make key decisions to survive this frigid, remote area of the Canadian tundra. You will be assessed on your interpersonal style of influence and effectiveness as a team member.

The Power of Play: Introduction

#Discover Session | Sept 4

In this original Unsettled session, come kick off this month’s theme, The Power of Play, and learn how embracing a playful mindset opens a space for our imagination, innovation, and inspiration in our lives and work.

An Interactive Improv Comedy Workshop

#Growth Session | Sept 15

Join special guest, Sarah Cohan, in a very Unsettled take on improv, as we take a break from the confines of the work day and get hands on with playing with concepts of flow, uncertainty, and creative thinking in our daily lives.

Mama Fou, Play & Shadow Self

#Discover Session | Sept 16

Hot mama! In this keynote-style Unsettled speaker series, Mama Fou, the creator of one of the top performance ensembles in San Francisco, is going to draw on the how the Power of Play and Carl Jung’s infamous “shadow self’ to reveal messages of self-love, connection, and truth.

#IAMREMARKABLE w/ Asia Lindsay

#Connect Session | Sept 17

Join Global Passport member Asia Lindsay, who runs events and community at Google for Startups UK, for #IamRemarkable, a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond.

Global Hot Seat Challenge

#Grow Session | Sept 22

This highly interactive session truly puts a handful of “presenters” on the hot seat to present a challenge, barrier, or idea to a “braintrust” in order to get feedback, suggestions, and connections for it. Put your challenge to the test!

Ideation Speed Sessions

#Connect Session | Sept 23

In this Connect session, you are going to connect over YOUR ideas, new projects, and initiatives that you are excited to share with others! Come prepared to hop into breakout rooms with your ideas, projects, elevator style pitches, and generally ready to share what you are excited about, working on, or currently building in your work and life!

Cardboardia: How Build Your Own Nation-Cardboard-State

#Discover Session | Sept 26

Cardboardia is a country without a territory. A nation without borders. It’s an empire without walls, unless you count up-cycling cardboard to build the ministry of materialization as you create your own town! You won’t want to miss this creation-nation of Cardboardia where you will build your own borderless society with your own rules, regulations, and relationships.

+ Many more. Join the Global Passport this month to meet the global community, and see all experiences, sessions, community contributions, and curated connection opportunities!

Unsettled’s Global Passport is a curated community platform for personal and professional growth, designed to support remote and independent lifestyles.

Each month is a new journey dedicated to inspiring and supporting you as you work remotely, launch your next project, or simply seek to expand your global network with a values-driven community of professionals.

YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE.

Join Unsettled and get connecting immediately. Join The Global Passport Community

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