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A 4-day immersion in a unique learning experience that will help you facilitate change and innovation within your organization or ecosystem.

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Why Play?

In this video, Sarah Marniesse, head of the AFD Campus, retraces the foundations of the PLAY workshop which focuses on essential 21st century skills. She explains why we must now learn new skills and learn them differently.

Next session

Due to the current health situation, the dates for the next PLAY sessions have not yet been set.

September 25, 2021

You probably have some questions

Who organises this training?

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PLAY is a training programme of the Campus of the Agence Française de Développement. Convinced that it is necessary, in a complex and changing world, to broaden the scope of skills and adapt pedagogical approaches so that they promote learning, free the imagination and encourage action, AFD Campus co-constructs and develops innovative and engaging training courses for major transitions.

Thanks to expertise inspired by the teachings of the cognitive sciences, which advocate training through dialogue, experience sharing, inspiration and active learning, Campus AFD reinforces the knowledge, know-how and skills of the 21st century (learning to learn, to care, to be creative, to build narratives, to create meaning, to collaborate) to help learners understand the complexity of transitions and to act with awareness. It enables them to reinvent their positions and postures, to imagine new solutions and paths and to accelerate high-impact projects for a fairer and more sustainable world.

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How much does PLAY cost?

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The value of the workshop is estimated at 3500 euros per participant. However, this cost is partly covered by AFD.

The selected candidates will have to pay aflat fee of 400 euros.

They will also have to cover all the costs associated with their trip (transport, hotel, meals, travel to Marseille...).

Where does PLAY and what are the training times?

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The training will take place at AFD's Campus in Marseille, France, and will last 4 full days (from 9.15 am to 6.30 pm). Detailed logistical information will be sent to selected participants two months before the start of the training. 

How is the selection of selection of participants?

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For participants from outside the AFD Group, you will find on this webpage the dates of the next sessions, as well as an application form to be downloaded and sent to the AFD Campus team (email address at the bottom of the application form).

Applications should be sent in approximately three months before the start of each session, and the candidate will receive a reply to his/her application approximately two months before the start of the training.

For colleagues from within the AFD Group, please contact the AFD Campus team for more information.

In my opinion, PLAY is not a training course, but a rich and powerful "experience", an exploration of different human aspects that complement each other. It has profoundly transformed me and given me the desire and courage to act as an agent of change. 


PLAY has taught me a lot about how to manage my team [...]. I strongly recommend this course to any entrepreneur or intrapreneur. In addition, there is an excellent atmosphere on the AFD Campus : thank you for your friendly welcome and excellent organization!

Boubacar CISSE 
Adaptech Solutions Senegal 

It was a wonderful experience, and I learned a lot. The meditation techniques were just great. [...] The informal time we spent together and the availability of the AFD Campus team also created a strong sense of cohesion within the group.


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