Flexibility & Agility Skills Training

Beyond the endless planning and process there is a growing need for organisations to demonstrate agility and flexibility to stay ahead.

As part of the process of organisational change, there is a default reaction to stick to what’s known, or even an inability to know what agile thinking actually feels like. So what if The Maydays gave you a format where the only option is to be flexible, when everything takes place in the moment, and there is nothing but fast, creative thinking to fall back on?

Typical take-outs
  • Retain your lucidity and calmness of mind, however uncertain the environment

  • Expand your mental agility and bring creative thought to daily tasks

  • Learn how to overcome your usual reactions by being resolutely ‘in the moment’

  • Work collaboratively in a team when everyone is under pressure

  • Sharpened their listening skills and focussed, ready to hear some of the messages you have in store
Delivery suggestions

Maydays Pure Business Improv Training
We supply two trainers per group of 10-20 delegates and deliver an agility and flexibility-based improvisation training session which boosts confidence in both introverts and extroverts. Our improv activities are selected to focus intently on the ‘here and now’.  Delegates hone their skills of thinking and acting quickly whilst retaining a sense of assured calm.
(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 offer delegates the chance to get involved themselves. We launch into a fully experiential training sequence with the objective of building agility and flexibility, even with tasks that seemed to be way beyond delegates’ comfort zones. For 20 – 70 delegates at time.
(45 mins – 6 hours per session)

Maydays Improv and Show Experience
Easily our most popular format, based on the Maydays Improv Training Experience (above), this ends with your delegates performing alongside The Maydays and inevitably stealing the show. Throughout the session, we concentrate on agile, fast thinking culminating in showcasing their talents up on stage. 20 – 70 delegates at a time.
(45 mins – 6 hours per session)

Interactive Improv Keynote
For larger audiences where it simply isn’t logistically possible to deliver improv training in smaller groups, we blend a keynote style address with plenty of experiential learning. This works easily for 1000 delegates and more. We have delivered this format to 6,000 people in a (very big) room. Delegates spend much more time building their agility skills than they do sitting there listening. The level of engagement in the room is palpable.
(30 mins – 1 hour)

Conference Energiser using Improvisation
A lively, totally experiential and interactive energiser to get people up and active. If your theme is agility and flexibility, we’ll select an improv game from our list of around 150 different activities which will get everyone talking and listening, engaged and confident. The exercise might only last 10 minutes, but that is plenty of time to wake people up, get them thinking differently ready for the next session. We usually deliver our energisers to up to 1,000 delegates at a time, but there’s no actual upper limit.
(5 minutes – 20 minutes)

Your Organisation – The Musical
Want to provide your organisation with an unforgettable new narrative? 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. The best way we can think to go out on a high. 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 flexibility and agility, we often like to get your people up on stage to perform alongside The Maydays. We’ll make your people the stars of the show and have them accomplish things they previously thought impossible. We can also give you a Whose Line Is It Anyway-style show based on audience suggestions, or create a spectacle based on your brochures and publications.  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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