"Excellent course! A fresh way to present the information. Very good at getting the message across with the role play and actors, instead of more presentations and slides etc." Damien Prior, Vinci plc (Effecting Excellent Performance)
We've all experienced the power of watching actors on television, perhaps in our favourite soap or drama. We associate with them, get absorbed in their lives and problems and wish we could give them our advice!
Acting is therefore a powerful development tool. We are able to use carefully designed and scripted scenarios that are absolutely key to the delegates' everyday roles, responsibilities and challenges. It quickly catches their attention, engages them and gets them talking about real issues in a real way. Scenarios can be low-key or highly provocative - we are careful to match our approach to what will work best with your delegates.
Very few delegates like role-play. It often sends the most confident people into nervous wrecks!
In our forum theatre workshops the delegates become directors and only take the spotlight if they feel confident to do so. This means learning becomes non-threatening and delegates find they can learn just as if they were playing the actor's role but without the pressure. Our scenarios allow delegates to recognise character traits and behaviours - either positive or less helpful - that they may share with the characters.