We can bring our expertise to your workplace, office or training facility wherever you are.  One of the benefits of Improv Training is that it does not rely on technology, gimmicks or lengthy hand-outs.  It simply involves being present and focussed.  We are highly trained in providing the right setting for you and your team to experience the benefits of Improv training wherever you are, and where better than in your own workplace.  All we ask is that you put your phones and notepads away and get involved with an open mind and a collaborative attitude.  The take-outs can vary wildly between individuals and everyone will experience their own light bulb moments for themselves.

Business Improv Courses by The Maydays

Any of the courses below can be provided where you are to suit your specific needs.  We have a team of highly experienced trainers, facilitators and performers to ensure that you get the right people for your people.  You do not need to have any experience with Improv Training, acting, performing or comedy, in fact we prefer it that you don’t! Improv is a great leveller and caters for any human, bringing out the best in you and exploring aspects of yourself that you did not even know you had.

Find the course that is right for you

Whether you want Business Improv Training where you are, for a particular group of people, for a particular skill, or a more general improv experience, we can tailor our training to your needs.  Come and discover improv for yourself at our studio in Brighton, or put on an away day for one of your teams, or really push your sales team to challenge themselves, we can provide the course that is right for you, wherever you are.

Business Improv Courses in Brighton, London, the UK and Worldwide

Business Improv Courses for individuals, teams or large groups

Business Improv Courses for Specific Skills

Levels of Business Improv Courses

Courses in Brighton, London and Worldwide

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Brighton is one of the most popular away day locations in the country and for good reason.  Not only is it the original home of The Maydays (we still perform every month at The Komedia), but you have access to world class event hosting, restaurants, entertainment and you can go for a dip in the sea when it’s all done.  We have our own training studio right next to the iconic i360 viewing tower so you can enjoy your improv training as part of a memorable day out.  Find out more about how you can get world class Business Improv Training in Brighton her

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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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Improv Performance and Training is thriving in the UK.  Renowned for its cultural and artistic excellence, Improv is following in the tradition of theatre, comedy, dance and the arts in creating a unique and dynamic scene.  Come and experience it for yourself.  Improv is n most cities in the UK now, and if you can’t come to Brighton or London, we can come to you wherever you are in the UK and deliver our world class Improv Training.  Find out more about Improv in the UK here…

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We are proud to be at the forefront of the Improv Revolution that is happening in Europe and across the world.  If you have not heard of it, you will soon.  Improv performance is now available in every major city across the Globe, and if it isn’t then we will come to you to deliver it.  We have delivered at large conferences, or for small teams, at Improv Festivals and cultural events.  Find out what we offer worldwide here…

Improv Courses for people in Business

Improv training for business covers a vast array of skills, sectors and roles within a company.  We can tailor a course specifically for your needs, or you can simply select one of our courses off the shelf.  You can choose from courses in different locations, for specific skill sets, or take advantage of our CPD accreditation to supercharge your training.  Here are some of our tailored Improv Courses…

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Discover a range of courses that are ideally suited for people in teams.  Whether you need to bond a new group quickly or shake up the establishment with a new challenge, Improv Workshops provide the ideal environment for change and deep learning.  Team building and Improv go hand-in-hand, find out why for yourself with one of these courses

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Those at the top have to learn to deal with huge responsibility and accountability.  It is vital they can communicate effectively, delegate and justify their decisions when things don’t go as planned.  Improv Training allows you to experience an infinite array of scenarios, emotions and personalities but without the pressure of getting anything wrong.  Just come, be yourself and be in the moment and you will discover resources you never thought you had.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Executives and CEOs here.

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It can be all too easy for people to sit near the back of a conference room, put on their ‘I’m listening’ face and switch off.  No matter how engaging the guest speaker, how much coffee, or how dynamic the entrance music is, it is still hard to keep focussed and active.  We can fix that.  We will have everyone in the room up and interacting with each other, laughing, playing and forming new relationships in the conference room itself.  Your only problem will arise if you try to people back in the box afterwards.  Find out more about Improv for Conferences and Summits here.

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The responsibilities of managers and team leaders are onerous and can wear people down over time.  Improv Training can help to revitalise people, and refresh the way they interact with their colleagues, regardless of their status in the company.  A leader in business must be flexible, trustworthy and a great communicator.  All of the soft skills that can be so hard to work on in a way that is fresh and engaging.  Improv Training provides that environment where leaders can really thrive and develop.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Leaders and Managers here

Different Course Levels

Choose the level that is right for you and your team.  We can offer short introductions to Business Improv, right through to an integrated training that is ongoing in your business.

Sometimes you need reassurance that what you are investing in is authentic, and will add value to your company.  That is why The Maydays have been accredited by the CPD Certification Service to provide the highest possible standard of Improvisation Training available.  Most of our courses are CPD Accredited.

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This CPD accredited course is suitable for any group, team or set of individuals that will benefit from a general grounding in improv skills and their relevance to business.  Expect unexpected revelations and take-aways as each person goes on their own journey, but as part of a team that will become more cohesive as the session goes on.  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

Improv Courses for Specific Skills

We have designed a number of courses that really focus on essential skills in Business.  Here are a few to consider, or you can get in touch and ask us to design a course bespoke to you…

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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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Presenting and public speaking require you to be a performer.  You are under scrutiny from your audience, whether they be an important client or a full conference room.  Improv training has its roots in performance with many of the techniques coming straight from years of experience improvising on stage with no script.  It is these skills that we can bring to you and let you experience the thrill, but also the deep learning that improv training provides.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Pitches and Presentations here.

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In an uncertain world, organisations are seizing the opportunity to build some flex into how people think and work. Developing emotional, physical and verbal dexterity is a way to release potential and to stay cool when faced with the unexpected.  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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Effective communication is about being confident in what we are saying and in how we are saying it.  It is extremely hard to come across as genuine if we do not know what we are talking about, or if we doubt our own skills or resources.  This is the space which Improv training sits.  Experience the adrenaline of having to be an expert in something you know nothing about, or respond to a situation you would never be in.  The results are always game changing.  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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Improv practises and uses the skills of listening, leadership and teamwork among many others. These skills heighten collaboration, mutual respect and help to diffuse tension within departments, hierarchies and whole organisations. Great as part of a wider culture change exercise. Find out more about Improv Training for Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence here…

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Being in the moment is held up as something to aspire to in these times of change.  However, our natural response to the complex situations that we find ourselves in is to think and plan.  For good reason, if we can find a solution to a problem before it is upon us, we can literally increase our chances of survival.  However, what we also need, is the ability to throw the plan away and respond to what is happening in the moment.  No point fighting a lion if we just trod on a snake… Find out more about Improv Training for Mindfulness and Being Present  here…

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Wherever and whatever our working lives take us, it can be hard to stay focussed and engaged, especially if we sit in the same place with the same people every day.  Improv Training can come in and re-energise your opinion of yourself, and of those around you.  Play, laugh, learn, make mistakes and learn not to care so that when it does matter, you are alert, responsive and engaged.  Sometimes we all need a little help to feel good about where we are, who we work with and what we do. 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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We know that ‘a change is as good as a rest’ for keeping us alert, engaged and happy.  That can be difficult though when so many of our work habits we rely on to get us through the day successfully.  Improv Training can change the routine, sweep away the every day and give you a unique experience with the people you see all time.  Emerge a happier, more positive person.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Positivity and Happiness here…

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It is easy to talk about taking risks.  It is even easy to be seen to take a risk when in fact you are still way inside your comfort zone.  Improv Training lets you put yourself in situations that are unfamiliar and feel risky, and encourage you to find new resources, keep a clear head and still interact with those around you.  It truly is a way of practising taking risks, failing, getting up and failing again, laughing and holding your hands up saying ‘I got nothing’.  In improv, that is a win.   Find out more about Improv Courses for Risk Taking here…

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At the very heart of improv training is a phrase that goes ‘Yes, and…’.  Find out what the deep connotations of that phrase, and it’s counterparts are and what that can teach you about your own patterns of behaviour.  Then you can experience the power of idea generation, group creativity and an abundance of possibilities.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Creativity and Innovation here…

Other Resources for Improv in Business

Overview of Business Improv Courses from The Maydays – Business Improv

Find out more about what Improv for Business involves – What is Business Improv?

Explore our resource of Improv Games and Exercises – Business Improv Games and Exercises

Articles exploring the benefits of Improv Training for Business

Improv for Team Building Skills – Problem Solving

Improv for Team Building Skills – Interpersonal Relations

Improv for Presentation Skills

Medical Improv: How Improv helps the medical profession.

Comedy improvisation for teachers

Improv and your 9-5

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