Workshops With Drama
Professional Actors and Drama-led Scenarios
Through clever script writing, goosebump-inducing delivery and professional facilitation, we bring learning to life (literally)…
Using a forum-theatre methodology attendees explore solutions to challenging workplace interactions, witness the consequences of intent versus impact, and experiment with new skills (without having to role play themselves!) This is a proven way of maximising impact by embedding the learning into the long-term memory through powerful moments that engage both hearts and minds.
We either select scenarios from our library or write them specially for you. For larger projects where budgets don’t allow for live acting, we can professionally film bespoke scenarios. Video content can be used in the training, as well as induction, toolkits, and beyond.
Scenarios Based on Real Events
When delegates know the scenario they are witnessing happened within their own organisation, the affect is long-lasting. To create these scenarios, we invite individuals who have experienced specific issues we are looking to address, to be interviewed. The aim is to share the story so that people can learn; not to blame or cast judgement. The actor(s) relay the story keeping as close to the truth as we are able, whilst protecting individual’s anonymity.
Fictional Scenarios Scripted Just for You
Where it’s not possible to engage with individuals, we carry out extensive research to develop relevant scenarios that reflect the sector / environment in which you work, challenges we are looking to address and skills we want to develop.
Existing ‘Off-The-Shelf’ Scenarios
Over the decades we have been designing and delivering tailormade solutions, it’s safe to say we’ve built up quite an archive of content including scenario scripts. Where appropriate (and particularly when restricted by budget) we can hand-select scenarios that focus on priority development areas in the context of your organisation.
Why Training with Drama Works...
- Engages hearts and minds, and creates goosebump moments that can stay with you forever
- Seeing scenarios related to your workplace play out in front of your eyes embeds the learning deeper
- Allows the delegates to explore and test out different approaches to situations which are familiar to them
- Provides a safe-space for delegates to ask questions through hot-seating the actors
- Addresses sensitive subjects in a fun and impactful way
“Having the actors there, re-enacting some of the issues that we have had at DFS has really bought the situations to life. The feedback has been really positive, with people saying it’s the best training course they have been on and how thought-provoking the sessions have been.”
Trish Gill – Leadership Development Consultant, DFS
“The actors that they use in the sessions to act out scenarios and the way they create an open and honest environment for the attendees to be able to participate freely with feedback is completely refreshing and innovative.”
Jennifer Crampton – Head of HR, People and Culture at Catalyst Housing
We’re advocates of crafting tailormade solutions that ensure you meet objectives and maximise budgets. Contact us to book a meeting to scope the right solution for your organisation, together.
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