Creativity & Innovation Skills Training

Everyone has the ability to come up with original ideas. Sometimes it can feel that you are all out of creativity, and everything you are doing feels like everything you’ve done before.  Innovative ideas often get suppressed as people fall into the trap of vying for the winning idea rather than collaborating to co-create something really special.

True innovation comes through ideas being shared and built upon over time, and a high level of engagement and collaboration makes a great idea a real success.

Whichever format you choose, The Maydays will create a super safe space where it is literally impossible to get it wrong. At that point, you can watch people’s reservations melt away as they unleash their inner creative genius.

Typical take-outs

By the end of the session, delegates will have:

  • Emptied their minds of day-to-day pressures, preoccupations and limiting beliefs
  • Adopted new approaches to idea generation through collaboration
  • Experienced what it’s like to think creatively in a truly non-judgemental space
  • Unlocked your own brand of spontaneity, creativity and innovation
Delivery suggestions

Maydays Pure Business Improv Training
We give you two trainers per group of 10-20 delegates and deliver an improvisation training session which will draw out creativity and innovation skills for introverts and extroverts alike. We will design a series of improv activities to bring about a state change in how your delegates think and collaborate together.
(2 – 6 hours per session)

Maydays Improv Training Experience
This is our trademark experience which provides you with at least 5 Maydays including an improvisational pianist. We start by showcasing what we do and then surprise delegates by announcing that they’re going to learn how to do it too. We launch into a fully experiential training sequence on the theme of creativity and innovation, adn the results are guaranteed to be out of this world! For 20 – 70 delegates at time.
(45 mins – 6 hours per session)

Maydays Improv and Show Experience
Probably our most popular format, this is along the lines of the Maydays Improv Training Experience above, and ends with your delegates performing alongside The Maydays and (in all honesty) stealing the show. This is a great format to really build confidence. The Maydays help to create a highly memorable moment and in so doing, reinforce your organisation’s cultural drive towards greater innovation and creative thinking by celebrating your delegates’ success.  20 – 70 delegates at a time.
(45 mins – 6 hours per session)

Interactive Improv Keynote
For larger audiences where it simply isn’t possible to deliver business improv training to smaller groups, we blend a keynote style address with lots of experiential learning. This works easily for up to 1000 delegates and more. The record is 6,000 people in a (very big) room. In the context of innovation and creativity, the interactive improv keynote will get your people breaking free of limiting beliefs and open up to new ideas and group ideation. The bigger the group, the more spine-tingling and exciting the outcome.
(30 mins – 1 hour)

Conference Improv Energiser
A lively, totally experiential and interactive energiser to get people up and active. If your theme is innovation and creativity, we’ll select an improv game from our list of around 150 different activities, then lead the energiser to its natural, uplifting, hilarious conclusion. We usually deliver these sessions to up to 1,000 delegates, but there’s no actual upper limit.
(5 minutes – 20 minutes)

Your Organisation – The Musical
Want to showcase innovation in a creative, unforgettable way? Invite us back for the evening slot, and we’ll put on a show like no other. The Maydays will perform a mind-blowing, totally improvised musical show based on a storyline your delegates give us on the night and drawing on the theme of your conference or event – in this case, creativity and innovation. Usually from 100 to 500 delegates.
(10 minutes – 1 hour)

Your own thing
There is nothing we can’t do around the subject of improvisation and improvised performance. In the area of creativity and innovation for companies and other organisations, the sky is the limit. Put us to the test with your own ideas, and we’ll propose a winning solution.

Programme logistics

Level

No previous experience required
Face-to-face

Delivered with trainee(s) and facilitator(s) together in the same space

Closed group

Designed just for people from your organisation

Geographical location

Can be delivered worldwide

How to book

Contact us to tell us more about your plans and projects. If you have identified a training event already, it would help us to know the date and duration you have in mind, the number of delegates you would like to train and any specific issues you’d like to address. We’ll then arrange a Skype or phone call to go through your details and suggest some solutions. If you like what we have to say we’ll send you a full written proposal within a couple of days.

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