Our Techniques

The activities embedded in all of our programs draw on a range of theatrical and experiential learning techniques you might not ordinarily see in the training room. Traditional training techniques can have as little as a five percent retention rate, compared to up to ninety percent for participants engaging deeply in experiential learning.

 

We draw on the world of performance and experiential learning to create immersive hands on training opportunities, allowing our participants to put new skills into immediate practice. This style of learning forms new neural pathways leading to stronger connection, greater uptake and long lasting impact back in the workplace. 

Activity Based Learning

Activity Based Learning utilises game-like experiences to prepare participants for deeper engagement in the learning process.

 

Playfulness enables participants to break down barriers engaging different skill sets and parts of the brain.

 

Learning through play facilitates higher order thinking processes that empower participants to take risks and fail safely creating room for reflection, experimentation and application.

Forum Theatre

Forum Theatre invites participants to alter the outcome of a short workplace scenario by providing feedback and direction to a focus character.

 

Using the actors as puppets allows participants to experiment with new modes of working at no risk to themselves.

 

Participants observe and reflect on common workplace behaviours, engaging with performance in a ‘hands-off’ capacity before moving onto more interactive activities.

RealPlay

RealPlay allows participants to embed new skills and practice taking on challenging conversations in a safe environment.

 

Working in small groups participants take turns rehearsing a difficult conversation one-on-one with an actor, while the others observe and provide feedback.

 

Rehearsing difficult conversations allows participants to practice in a safe space and receive immediate constructive feedback.

Observed Scenario

Observed Scenarios are designed to theatrically demonstrate common workplace interactions.

 

Participants are asked to observe specific characters, their behaviour and their impact on others within a short scene, in order to embed learning or understanding of a specific behavioural assessment tool.

 

The actors may reveal their character’s point of view providing an opportunity for participants to reflect on the differences in perspective.

Case Studies

Case Studies provide an opportunity to implement new skills, techniques and models in a low risk setting.

 

Working individually or in small groups, participants plan their response to a given scenario based on a challenging situation they might encounter in the workplace.

 

An actor takes on the role of a character from the case study and participants take turns practicing specific techniques and feedback models.

Popular Theatre

Popular Theatre builds trust, energy and creativity between participants as they work together to solve workplace problems.

 

Originally designed to empower communities to actively participate in social development, the three stage creative process encourages participants to take risks and experiment with innovative solutions in a fun and safe environment.