ECD Schools Pilot Programme

In conjunction with Cricket Wellington Inc, we’ve been working on the design of a free schools ECD Pilot Programme. Our goal is to make the world-leading culture work we’ve done with the Wellington Firebirds & Blaze cricket teams available to every school in the world for free!

Yesterday we wrapped up the first ECD Schools Pilot Programme with Wellington College Cricket 1st X1.

The reactions and engagement with this game never cease to amaze me.

Over the last month, we’ve seen young men be open and vulnerable with each other. One student told us “it’s helped them speak their truth” with each other.

Check out what some of the students said they liked about their experiences over the past month…who said young adults aren’t able to express themselves!

But the thing we’re most proud of is how we’re using sport as a vehicle to increase the social-emotional learning of our young people.

Thank you Wellington College,...

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How Cricket Wellington is applying the Emotional Culture Deck to its whole of cricket approach

Cricket Wellington has been playing with The Emotional Culture Deck for the past four years.

According to CEO, Cam Mitchell and General Manager Liz Green, The Emotional Culture Deck has changed so much at Cricket Wellington.

"I've never been part of a culture that's never been closer or tighter, everyone feels like they're part of something."

“The best change I've seen in the group is the vulnerability."

“Without the Deck, we wouldn’t have been as connected, and we wouldn’t know each other like we do, at every level”

“Everyone who comes in here, including our sponsors, notices that our people are engaged with focus and autonomy and that there is a positive word of mouth between players and administrators.”

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RESETTING BOUNDARIES: Cricket Wellington's Whole of Cricket Transformation

RESETTING BOUNDARIES

How Cricket Wellington is applying the Emotional Culture Deck to its whole of cricket approach

The Deck is disarming, says Jeremy, and that’s why it is so effective. It’s a fun, easy, non-threatening way to share personal stuff, especially at times of change. And that certainly proved to be the case as the Emotional Culture Deck was introduced to individuals in core teams at Cricket Wellington, then whole teams, ground staff and more.

Walk through the Basin Reserve buildings and it’s clear that this is a game that deeply values its traditions. They’ve been playing cricket here for more than 150 years …

So the arrival of Cam as CEO was something of an oddball: a professional administrator, with a background in football, brought in by the Board to right a ship that was struggling.

It didn’t take Cam long to work out that the trouble ran deeper than just the balance sheet. People were busy but the work didn’t align back...

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R&E Update: You might notice something a little different about our Instagram profile

You might notice something a little different about our Instagram profile

We took the chance now to change the name of our account to @ridersandelephants to capture all of our games. You’ll see our existing and new games popping up across our platforms over the coming months.

Despite The Emotional Culture Deck having been in the world (and in your workplace toolkit) for 3 years, it’s only the beginning for us at R&E. We’re really proud of where we’ve come from, the progress we’re making, and where we’re headed—and it’s all thanks to (and for) you!

R&E's mission to humanise the workplace is gaining traction and we're feeling so excited to be on the journey together. We hope you're feeling proud to be a part of what we’re creating here at R&E

On Instagram, you can now tag us @ridersandelephants

And use these hashtags for our games:
#emotionalculturedeck #cxdeck #wellbeingdeck

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Emotional Culture Deck, how do I love thee...

This article is reposted from Tubi Oyson LinkedIn post herePublished on August 14, 2021

Tubi Oyston – Wellbeing specialist | Coach | Consultant | Facilitator |

It’s been about 17 months since I first connected with the Emotional Culture Deck (aka ECD, the Deck or my Beloveds), Jeremy Dean the creator, and the ever-growing Elephant and Rider community. I remember every moment - my first glimpse of the web profile, the painstaking printing, laminating and cutting out of my first deck, and my planned campaign to convince Jeremy to let me do the training even though I wasn’t an Agile coach (lucky for Jeremy it wasn’t necessary!). At 17 months and counting, I am still officially in the honeymoon period of a pure and innocent love affair – one I hope lasts a long time.

I have used the ECD concept and cards in so many ways outside of their original purpose – which tells me the quality of their design is second to none. Their...

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Dealing with BIG feelings at home with The ECD

Yesterday we received this email...

We didn’t design The ECD for families or kids. But we feel grateful and proud that so many people share stories like this with us about their experiences using the game with their kids.

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How to Set & Manage ECD Workshop Expectations

By Lotty Roberts & Steve Hargreaves

Before considering how to manage expectations, it's essential to clarify why you should emphasise expectation management upfront:

As a facilitator or consultant who may use the ECD as part of your practice, there are key benefits for paying attention to and being transparent with the client on expectations – these are:

  • The opportunity for ongoing business with a leader or team is optimised if you manage client expectations well (and maybe even exceed them).
  • The leader is more likely to recommend you and provide testimonials on you and your offering, which is the best marketing you can have. Think 'Delighted', 'Connected', 'Inspired' and 'Supported clients.
  • Not setting expectations can trigger 'disappointed', 'confused', disheartened, undesired feelings is not good for your potential for ongoing engagement with that leader or client or recommending you to others (see points above).
  • The ECD is a highly versatile tool you can use in...
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How we humanise the workplace – ThriveTV Interview with Jeremy

Here’s what Jeremy discussed in his conversation with Lauren Parsons on her ThriveTV Show: 

  • The back story to The Emotional Culture Deck 
  • The benefits of embracing emotions at work
  • Why people want to talk about emotions but don’t know how
  • The upside of articulating unpleasant emotions 
  • Using The ECD to connect your people and teams
  • Emotional leadership
  • The realness of emotional contagion and how it impacts our teams
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Elephant Rider Insights Episode 3: Mel Howell – Employee Experience = Customer Experience

This is one of the biggest and most transformational stories we've heard from an organisation using our games to change the way they engage their employees to change the way they create experiences for their customers!

We sat down with Melanie Howell, from BurgerFuel to learn more about how she's using both The Emotional Culture Deck and The Customer Experience Deck to redesign both the employee experience and customer experience of over 50 Burgerfule stores around New Zealand.

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Tune into ECDTV!

Tune into ECDTV!

Introducing ECDTV. New ways. New ideas. New answers. New perspectives. 

The ECD has grown into a tiny universe. With hundreds of thousands of users around the world.

ECDTV is our way of sharing this universe and the inspiring people at the heart of it. ECDTV will help us offer viewpoints from members of our ECD communities.

We'll create content on why and how to use the ECD which we hope will give people the confidence and courage to also take up and use the ECD to humanise the workplaces they serve. 

Elephant Rider Insights – ECDTV Series.

The first series on ECDTV is called Elephant Rider Insights. Our second episode with Sally Duxfiled is now live on ECDTV here.

We visited Sally Duxfield - Experiential Architect at her off-the-grid, Arete Leadership Village to learn more about how she crafts profound and meaningful experiences to help develop leaders and teams.

Sally designed Arete with a vision to combine a Carbon...

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