Go Strategic Play®

Welcome to the GO STRATEGIC PLAY® Workshop

Welcome to our transformative workshop designed to empower you with invaluable skills and insights that will elevate your approach to business situations, revolutionize team dynamics, and ignite a new level of engagement among your employees. Our workshop is tailored to equip you with practical skills and knowledge through the strategic game of Go, all harnessed by the remarkable power of GO STRATEGIC PLAY®.

Unlock the Power of Strategy

At the heart of our workshop lies the age-old game of Go, renowned for its profound strategic depth and captivating intricacies. By immersing yourself in the world of Go, you'll gain a fresh perspective on how to tackle complex business challenges with confidence and precision.

Why Go?

Go, a timeless tool for strategic thinking, was designed for self-improvement and cultivating high-level leadership and strategic skills. Learning the principles of Go provides you with invaluable skills for making better decisions, solving complex problems, and honing your strategic thinking abilities. The Go grid serves as a safe space for mutual learning, offering deep insights into both your opponent's strengths and weaknesses and, more importantly, into your own.

Elevate Team Dynamics

Discover how Go can be a powerful metaphor for team dynamics. Through interactive sessions and hands-on gameplay, you'll learn how to foster collaboration, effective communication, and strategic alignment within your team.

Apply Strategic Thinking in the Office and the Boardroom

The lessons learned on the Go board are directly transferable to the office and the boardroom. Develop the ability to make well-informed decisions, anticipate your competitors' moves, and devise winning strategies that drive your business to success. Our workshop equips you with practical skills that can be applied immediately in your professional life.

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Through the GO STRATEGIC PLAY® experience, you'll gain transferable skills that are highly applicable in the modern world.

Some of the practical advantages of Go include:

  • Efficient utilization of limited resources and time for maximum gain
  • Discerning which initiatives to pursue and which to abandon
  • Knowing when to lead and when to follow your opponent
  • Balancing competing interests among different units
  • Entering established markets strategically
  • Preparing for competition in your market
  • Crafting a dynamic strategic plan in a rapidly changing market
  • Thinking globally while acting locally


Our workshop is a unique opportunity to harness the profound principles of the Go game. It's designed for small group sessions, where you'll experiment with ideas and solutions in a secure environment, using a board with 361 intersections and black and white stones.

Strategic Insights with AI-Infused Technology

Institute 361 is dedicated to the fusion of timeless strategic wisdom with cutting-edge AI technology to empower modern executive teams, corporate boards, and classrooms. We draw upon the enduring lessons of the ancient game of Go while harnessing the power of the latest AI-driven Go technology.

You'll be guided through the essential elements and principles underlying this ancient strategic game, discovering how they can be applied to:

  • Boost Creativity
  • Enhance Communication
  • Refine Negotiation Skills
  • Adapt to Change
  • Strengthen Strategic Thinking

By the end of the workshop, you'll  have a visual representation of various problem-solving approaches and a high-quality GO set for your organization.

What to expect

The course is facilitated by an experienced facilitator in teaching, research and education. You will use high quality board and traditionally-made Go stones, moving away from the saturation of digital engagement, while also have access to the latest embedded technology. Individual needs and learning styles of each participant are carefully considered.

The Facilitator

Dr Silvia Lozeva is founder and Director of Institute 361, aiming to gamify strategic thinking. As an academic with background in strategy and diplomacy, and sustainable development, for the past 10 years, Silvia has been a researcher and a lecturer in the field of sustainable development, and an adviser on equity and diversity issues. She is the organiser of the first Australian Academic Go Symposium (Sydney, 2018). Silvia is a TEDx Perth speaker in 2019 about ways of harnessing the lessons of the game of Go.


Duration: Half a day 

To book or enquire about GO STRATEGIC PLAY ® contact us at  Silvia@Institute361.com