So what happens in an Applied Improvisation workshop?

You will laugh a lot!  Seriously.  The stuff we do in Applied Improvisation is important, attitude-changing, paradigm-shifting, high-voltage experiential learning.  But  it’s also enormous fun and inevitably funny. It is always undertaken in a supportive environment that allows us to play safely.

Yes, I did say play.  I’m not going to hide the fact, you will play games.  Games are absolutely central to what we do.  They are not childish or meaningless.  They are not “icebreakers” before the “real” work starts.  They are the real work.  They are learning cauldrons.  Improv games are designed to bypass the limitations of your conscious intellect and ego, and plug into the extraordinary raw power of your unconscious.  The games and exercises we play are the crucible in which we can experiment with different behaviours and states of being.

Alongside playing the games will be time for reflection, to apply the learning to our day jobs and our lives.  We will discover what happens when we stop being paralysed by worrying about mistakes, and trust others to support us when make them; we will investigate how it feels to have no idea what is coming next, but to await it with “delighted anticipation”; we will experiment with different internal attitudes, and find out which ones help the team play well, and which hinder; we will experience what if feels like to be truly in the moment, and fully aware of what is happening in the here-and-now.

All of this, I promise you, will be fun, thought-provoking, and ultimately a potential doorway to huge change for you and your colleagues.

How is it delivered?

Applied Improvisation can be delivered in a number of ways to different sized groups. Here are some typical examples:

One-Off Workshop

The most common way of experiencing Applied Improvisation, especially if it is a new venture for you or your organisation.

A single workshop lasting anywhere between 3 and 8 hours will offer a fast-track insight into the power of Applied Improvisation, and an introduction into some of the tools, techniques and mind-sets that can be learned.

Workshops can be tailored to focus on particular outcomes, depending on your needs.

Bite-Sized Training

Especially good as a top-up for those who have already experienced the benefits of Applied Improvisation

Short, lunchtime sessions (or any other time of day) can revitalise and reinvigorate participants, and reinforce previous learning.

Bespoke Residencies

Boot Camp for Brilliance.

An immersive Applied Improvisation residential can bootstrap great change for your organisation or your team.

It’s an opportunity to lean into the power of Applied Improvisation, with time and space to explore, experience and practice the skills and attitudes that lead to success.

Regular Sessions

The best way to embed the power of Applied Improvisation

Repeated practice of the tools, techniques and mindsets of Applied Improvisation helps develop the habits of excellent teamwork, collaboration and leadership.

Regular Applied Improvisation sessions will build confidence, presence, connection, and help develop a creative approach to problem solving.

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