BBC world service recently ran a fascinating programme* about people who are learning improv to overcome social anxiety. “What’s that got to do with me and my work?” I can hear you say. Everything. Because what they are doing is…
Applied Improvisation takes principles, practices, skills and mind-sets from the world of improvised theatre, and applies them in other settings.
It is effective, experiential, fast-track accelerated learning that inspires, educates, and engages.
- the ability to work well in a team
- better listening
- authentic and compassionate leadership
- emotional intelligence and self-awareness
- innovation, problem solving and creative thinking
- agile and responsive crisis management
- employee engagement and staff retention
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Applied Improvisation is practical and experiential, and enables groups of people to rapidly develop the skills to work in genuine and powerful co-operation.
Learn to utilise simple tools to massively boost effective collaboration.
Utilise the amazing power of Applied Improvisation Training to develop the skills of authentic and compassionate leadership.
Applied Improvisation is immediate and experiential, and enables those in, or aspiring to, leadership roles to rapidly acquire and practice the attitudes and behaviours that will help them lead responsively and with improved emotional intelligence.
Utilise the amazing power of Applied Improvisation Training to unlock creativity, boost problem solving, and learn to thrive in uncertainty.
Applied Improvisation is immediate and experiential, and offers unique, practical and simple methods for unleashing the creativity of the unconscious mind.
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What people say…
Jon came in and ran a course of workshops for our teaching staff. He is a truly excellent course leader – every session was thoughtfully prepared, clearly structured, and scaffolded staff so that they felt comfortable, had a great time but also were able to develop skills. He was able to get staff to reflect on areas such as not fearing taking risks, trusting and working with others, letting others lead and taking the lead and allowing yourself to be creative. He quickly established an environment in which a diverse group of people worked really well together and we plan on booking him in the future for other workshops that target specific skills our teachers and managers need. Highly recommended.
I am writing to thank you for the tremendous work you did with the company over the last two days. I have spoken to many of the staff this morning and most people are really buzzing. They have said they got a tremendous amount out of the last couple of days and, in particular, were really able to apply the learning from the sessions and think about its application in the workplace. Many staff have gone out of their way to say to me how effective and professional you were and how much they warmed to you. High praise indeed, particularly when you think you were starting from cold with 80% of the people there. So, once again, many thanks.
We practice the 70:20:10 principle which values experience to maximise effectiveness of learning which is why we chose to collaborate with Jon. Jon identified our team’s needs, designed and delivered a unique experience which continues to influence our understanding of leadership and followership supporting the team to be more creative and collaborative. A truly unique experience that is engaging, energising, educating and empowering as well as full of laughs and fun, thank you very much Jon.