learning and development using Drama ...so much more than role play
Using Theatre and Drama in corporate learning and development is not
about creating actors but about giving people skills for life and
business. Taking improvisation techniques from the theatre and
applying them within a business setting allows you to explore a wide
range of issues.
In this age of self-directed and elearning, we believe there is
still a need for the human factor in learning. The opportunity to
learn in a safe environment and practice skills with others. Whether
you want to use it to explore themes such as Leadership, Impact and
Personal Presence, Customer Service, Dealing with Difficult People,
Presentation Skills, or other management issues, training with drama
can be very effective by allowing people to experience new ways of
thinking and behaving.
Not everyone takes to standing on the stage, but theatre can
incorporate a lot more than that:
Working with actors, you can create the scenario, whilst they
act out the the consequences. Sometimes called forum theatre,
this can be a very powerful way to learn and is very popular.
If working together as a team to create a performance, who
creates the script and devises the story? Who creates the props,
scenery, lights and costumes? Who should direct and what are the
Great as a conference event or as a more intimate workshop, tell us
the objectives for your event, the number of people and the length
of time you have allocated and any budget restrictions and we will
create a suitable event for you.
Call us on 0800 840 2418, fill out our
form or send us an email to
to find out more.
Training with Drama options can include:
Team Building with Theatre can be a great way to allow teams to
release some tension, change group dynamics and have fun. Using
a combination of games and improvisations that can ultimately
lead to creating a performance develops great team spirit. It is
chance to reveal different dimensions to the team and its
members in a safe and enjoyable environment. (See also our
Storytelling workshops offer techniques to deliver stories and
information in a variety of ways that captivate and enthral an
audience. It is performance orientated so you get to experience
acting techniques and deliver them using your individual skills.
It uncovers limiting beliefs, enables group work in a supportive
environment and offers exploration of what an audience requires.
With the emphasis on telling a story, participants are removed
from fear of failure with the focus elsewhere they are released
to perform at their best. See our
business storytelling workshops.
Conference events can come alive with ideas when using drama -
using drama to show rather than tell.
Presentations Skills. In addition to our main
course we can organise courses to use the world of performance
and acting to develop Presentation Skills.
Working with actors to explore themes such as Customer Service,
Dealing with Bullying and many other issues. Called forum
theatre, participants instruct the actors how to behave in
certain circumstances and then explore the outcomes.
Creating interactive role plays for themes such as: Customer
Service or Dealing with Difficult People. Participants can
explore what happens when things go wrong and how to put them
right in a safe environment.
Delivering business outcomes
Outcomes can include:
Improved leadership capabilities
Personal development and self-belief
What kinds of skills can you learn on a typical workshop?
Workshops are designed with your needs in mind, but a typical Acting
Up workshop might include:
The day starts with a series of games and exercises - used
extensively with actors to relax and free themselves for the day -
and moves on to a session that's all about your body and breathing.
This helps you to develop 'stage presence' and become more
expressive and engaging. After this, there are further sessions on
the use of voice and movement in which you will learn how to prepare
and warm up your voice and body for the performance.
The tutor works with the participants to create the structure for a
suitable performance - teaching the importance of rhythm, pace,
pause and listening - as well as helping each participant to develop
their character. The performance will show that delivering words is
much more than simply reciting from a page of text; it is about
'lifting' the words from the page and speaking them as though they
are your own. By the end of the day, all participants should expect
Feel an increase in confidence
Understand the importance of preparation and rehearsal of materials
Develop a deeper sense of presence
Learn more about their voice and how to use it for greater impact
Understand the power of the pause as a communication tool
Experience the sensation of really 'holding' their audience
So, very much more than you would expect of a typical training
Your team will gain a new knowledge of each other's strengths and
skills. Our activities are designed to allow those skills to come to
the fore where perhaps they haven't been noticed before.
JamBerry's activities are designed for groups between 6 and 100
If you want to find out more about Team Building
from JamBerry either e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800
840 2418 and ask for a Training with Drama information pack. All
JamBerry training can be adapted to your organisation's particular
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