This course takes a pragmatic approach to group dynamics and succeeds by taking an experiential route to explore group mind, leading and following, low and high status, body language and tone of voice.
Once participants recognise their dominant behaviours, they are also able to experiment with other types to build cohesion, mutual respect and business empathy with powerfully positive results.
• Empathise with the different roles, responsibilities and leadership positions within your organisation
• Find new ways to connect and work with people who display different or opposing behaviours and approaches
• Build new common ground through shared experiences
Maydays Pure Business Improv Training
We give you two trainers per group of 10-20 delegates and deliver a group dynamics flavoured improvisation training session which will boost confidence in introverts and extroverts alike and build a lot of mutual understanding. Our improv activities will be selected to build collaboration and cohesion.
(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 which has been designed to draw out individual and group behaviours and ends with everyone metaphorically singing from the same hymn sheet. We create a safe space for people to step outside their comfort zones but we never insist that people sing (they usually break into song of their own accord)!! 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 work on a whole host of exercises to build group cohesion and experience different roles within a group context. The feeling of team spirit at the end of the day is immense. 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. This is a very involved session, and we spend it honing delegates’ skills around group dynamics and interpersonal connection. (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 group dynamics, we’ll select an improv game from our list of around 150 different activities which will get everyone talking and listening, engaged and involved. The exercise might only last 10 minutes, but that plenty of time to wake people up, get them thinking differently and 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.
Delivered with trainee(s) and facilitator(s) together in the same space
Designed just for people from your organisation
Can be delivered worldwide
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.