Certified Improv Courses by The Maydays

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We know that improv training has far-reaching, profound and long lasting effects on people and businesses but if you don’t know what it is, or have had no experience of it then you can be reassured by the fact that many of our courses have been approved and accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

We are proud to be at the forefront of Improv training in the UK and to be part of the movement to bring Improv into the mainstream, both in business and in entertainment.  We value our work and our facilitators very highly and strive to maintain the highest standards of delivery and performance, keeping up to date with the latest research and sharing our practices with other Improv Companies in the UK and worldwide.

You can make use of your CPD budget and accrue CPD hours while enjoying our Improv Training Courses.  We currently have four generic courses that are available as CPD courses, but we can be flexible and may be able to provide a more bespoke course for you that is still within our CPD accreditation.

Different Course Levels

We have designed some generic Improv Training that will focus on the basic tenets of improv and apply it to business skills.  Alternatively you can just dive right in to the fun and see how your people react to something genuinely fresh, challenging and rewarding.  Here are our four primary CPD accredited Improv Courses.

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A great place to start to experience the diverse and fascinating world of Improv Training.  This CPD accredited course has been designed to take even the most diverse and recent group or team and take them through the basic tents of improvisation and the benefits of Improv in the business world.  Find out more about the Introduction to Business Improv course here.

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The ability to listen, make meaningful connections to other people, be in the moment but actively lead in a crisis are all skills at the heart to business.  This CPD accredited course delivers the tips of the trade from professional stage improvisers about how to remain calm in the face of uncertainty, rely on your inner resources, and connect to those around you to create stronger relationships and a greater sense of self-esteem.  Find out more about Essential Improv Skills for Business here

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Whether you have tried Improv Training before, or you feel you are ready to jump straight in at a higher level, this CPD accredited course will take you quickly to the heart of Improv for Business and explore ideas of commitment, listening, trust and agility in a safe and vibrant environment.  A perfect challenge for a team or high performing leaders in your company.  Find out more about Advanced Improv Skills for Business here

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It is always good to shake up the existing hierarchies and roles of an existing team, or throw a new team a challenge and see how they respond.  Traditional team building exercises have focussed on the challenging element of their activities for many year.  Improv Training delivers this challenge, but in the safe, non-judgemental space created by our expert facilitators.  We are not looking to humiliate or defeat people, we want everyone, even the most introverted to have their moment to shine.  Dressed up as a challenge, our CPD accredited course is really a celebration of being human.  Find out more about our challenge course here

The Maydays Improv Studio at 12a Regency Square, Brighton

We are currently offering a special deal to run our team building CPD accredited course from our own Studio in Brighton.  We will provide you with one facilitator for 2 hours and venue hire is included.  A great excuse to come and visit our friendly city for the day and experience our world class improv training for yourself and your team.

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Courses for Specific Skills

If you have something more specific in mind that you would like us to focus on then you can chose from one of our business skills focussed improv courses below.  All of these courses have been designed to really open up a group and be receptive to new ideas and fresh ways of looking at situations and reacting to them.  If you don’t see what you want, then simply get in touch and we will be able to design something that fits your company perfectly.

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Communication, listening, collaboration, meaningful relationships.  It is these qualities that define who you are in business rather than just what you are.  Soft skills training allows you to experience and hone the way you interact with other people to improve your confidence in any social or business situation.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Soft Skills Training here.

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Improv and public speaking are very closely linked.  All of our conversations are improvised, and any attempt to stick to a script in a meeting is doomed the moment something unexpected happens. Improvisation also unites a group fast and gets them listening and responding in the moment. Great for getting all the pitch team on the same page, working as one and outshining the competition.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Pitches and Presentations here.

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People go to the gym, do yoga and exercise as part of their daily lives.  Well it’s hardly news that we need to keep our brains active and challenged to stay healthy also.  Improv training really can reach places that traditional training formats cannot touch.  It is exciting and new every time, it encourages you to step forward out of your comfort zone and rewards you with affirmation, applause and a feeling of genuine achievement.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Flexibility and Agility here…

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It is often the moments of individual brilliance that are celebrated in sport, politics and the arts. As we all know however, that is just a tiny snapshot of a story that involves a team of people and support.  A cohesive team will work together to support each other, know instinctively when to lead, follow, say yes and say no.  When you need ideas and when you need solutions.  Improv training lets you experience any situation as an individual and as a team.  In the right supportive environment that we create, you will feel more connected and more trusted by your team.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Group Dynamics here…

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Speaking up, fitting in, being heard, picking the moment, formulating your words effortlessly and performing on the spot all become one in this holistic approach to communication skills. There are few ways to practise dealing with the unexpected, these moment just seem to happen to us when we least want them to.  Improv helps us stay calm and still be able to deliver our message or respond effectively in the moment when there is a crisis, or when everything is going just fine!  Find out more about Improv Training for Confidence and Communication here…

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Being an inspiring leader means you must inspire the confidence and trust of those around you.  That can only genuinely be earned if you also have confidence and trust in yourself.  Improv training takes you to new and unfamiliar situations and you get to learn how you deal with them, and how to improve the way you react to uncertainty and retain your control over yourself, and others if necessary.  Find out more about Improv Training for Leaders here…

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It is natural for us to find shortcuts, habits and patterns that lighten the load on our brain for tasks we are faced with every day.  This includes our interactions with other people, and we can find that fall into roles that vary greatly from person to person.  Improv training allows us to effortlessly break these habits and inhabit other aspects of our personalities that would normally reaming stubbornly in the box.  Just be prepared that they may not want to go back in afterwards!  Find out more about Improv Training for Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence here…

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Mindfulness does not have be a solo activity.  If we can practise being in the moment in any situation, then we are more likely to remain calm in a crisis, be able to communicate more effectively and step into different roles when required with ease.  Improv Training allows us to experience the unknown, but to reaming aware of our team mates and our own responses.  All of this while laughing and making new connections?  Sounds too good to be true?  Find out more about Improv Training for Mindfulness and Being Present  here…

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Sometimes we all need a little help to feel good about where we are, who we work with and what we do.   Many more traditional training formats can play into our existing insecurities and allow us to just pick the tasks or behaviours that we are most comfortable with.  That is not the way to stay engaged with what we are doing whether it be at work, or in our social lives.  This is a great re-energiser which is full of positivity and energy.  Find out more about Improv Training for Engagement at Work here…

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There will always be aspects of our work that we find difficult, frustrating or dull.  Generally it is the people around us, and our relationships with those people that keep things upbeat and fresh every day.  Improv Training can work for your own positivity and self-esteem as well as working on your interaction with a group. Find out more about Improv Courses for Positivity and Happiness here…

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You have done abseiling, charity freefalls, formula 1 pit experiences and assault courses.  What could you possibly do to challenge and stretch your team in a new and exciting way?  Singing.  Yup, singing in front of your colleagues.  It may sound terrifying but that is your golden opportunity to do something that scares you and emerge more resilient and proud.  This course takes a group of people very gently through some musical improv exercises and is guaranteed to make you leave the room humming to yourself.   A high challenge course which stretches comfort zones to the maximum but without the need to drag your body through a physical assault course. Find out more about Improv Courses for Risk Taking here…

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We can frequently feel like we’re not achieving our full creative potential.  We all have the ability, but it can simply get lost it in the pressures of the modern world. We strip away the inner critic, create a safe space, and allow your inner innovator to spring forward.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Creativity and Innovation here…

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The Maydays runs courses from our own lovely space, 1 minute from the sea and centrally located.  Here you can enjoy our facilities and then make use of Brighton Seafront’s natural ones.  Bring the team down for a day out, experience the wonder of Improv Training in our fully equipped studio, then break for lunch on the beach.  The Maydays was founded 15 years ago in Brighton and although we now deliver training sessions and improv courses all over the world, it is still our favourite place to be.  Find out more about how you can get world class Business Improv Training in Brighton here…

Business Improv in London

While we originated in Brighton, most of our trainers now deliver from London.  We have access to many great spaces for your group and can tailor your experience to your group and your budget.  We teach many public courses in London but we can provide bespoke business improv courses in London to bring the unique experience to you.  Find out how you can access Business Improv Training in London here…

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Wherever you are in the UK, we can come and visit to deliver a business improv course.  We understand that sometimes you do not have the time to get everyone down to London or Brighton, so just let us know where you are and we will work out how to get to you.  We have delivered improv training for businesses from Cornwall to The Highlands of Scotland, Dublin to Newcastle.  Let us know where you are and we will bring the Improv magic to your doorstep.  Find out what we offer here…

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We have a very strong reputation across Europe, the USA and Worldwide with a very large network of Improvisers and trainers across the world.  If we can, we like to send our core team to deliver your improv training course, but we can always reach out to our associates across the world to find a trainer that is closer to you, or who better understands the culture, language and business wherever you are.  Improv training is now truly a worldwide phenomena and The Maydays play a key role in connecting with Improv Companies across the globe.  Find out what we offer worldwide here…

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