Collaboration through Improvisation

Unleashing the power of collaboration through improvisation.

Overview

One of the greatest challenges facing the organization today is how to create and maintain an environment that supports its individuals who work together but have varied job functions. And very importantly how to effectively lead others when you have no direct authority. Team members come and go, the competitive environment changes, people possess different work styles and heavy or fluctuating workloads can create stress and resistance.

Creating and maintaining forward momentum and production can be a significant challenge. This interactive program combines improvisation exercises with the art of influencing.

Participants will have the opportunity to discover the guiding principles of improvisation. Those being to trust, connect, to be flexible, to listen and be aware and to respect. Through specific exercises participants experience the power and the benefits of applying the “improv attitude” and principles, regardless of what role they play within a team or organization. The program focus is on building awareness, attitude and adaptability so that individuals and teams can drive results in today’s rapidly changing business environments to reach, and even surpass, expectations.

Key competences skills addressed and learned in this program

  • Self awareness
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leadership presence (confidence, credibility and compassion)
  • Flexibility
  • Negotiation
  • Collaboration
  • Listening and awareness
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Influencing without direct authority

Key learning outcomes

  • Participants can more easily access creativity and imagination by reducing self-censoring and judgment and apply it to current challenges.
  • Participants identify and practice skills for building cohesive teams and a sense of community, translating into increased trust and loyalty among peers and subordinates.
  • Participants discover keys to successfully lead and influence others without having direct authority.
  • Participants increase capacity to work effectively together collaboratively vs. competitively.
  • Participants are more easily able to embrace change and chaos.
  • Participants improve communication skills and reduce personality clashes while demonstrating greater value of diversity and others' contributions.
  • Participants learn to design an atmosphere, which encourages innovation and risk-taking in order to keep the organization ahead of the competition.
  • Participants link awareness and new skills to current business challenges and business results.

Duration

2 days Face-to-Face workshop, plus a 1 hour Follow-Up group coaching call to reinforce development, growth and support on-going skill building and application to business challenges and improving bottom line.

Addition information specific to this program

  • Ideal number of attendees: 12-16 people with 1 trainer
  • Facility requirements: 6-10 m2 per person room
  • Equipment: flipcharts, pens, paper, projector/beamer
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