easier than you think...your
life is already an improv!
improv techniques to become a more effective facilitator,
trainer, and group leader
November 14th-18, 2005, 10:00 AM Pacific, 1:00 PM Eastern
(NY Time), 75 minutes each day.
A week after the course I
have found myself talking about and actually using the techniques
taught! The experiential based learning really worked for me and I
learnt whilst having fun – always a good way to retain new learnings.
The course has provided me with a toolkit of great techniques to improve
my own facilitation, as well as some enjoyable exercises to use with
delegates. I have nothing but praise for both Sue and Steve, who walked
their talk with their own facilitation skills – they simply
flowed through the course with grace and intelligence. The content,
the materials and the facilitators is 5 star stuff and I highly recommend
it to any facilitator.
--Amanda Alexander, Coach
and Founder of CoachingMums.com--
The Improvisational Facilitator Teleclass...
The inner attitudes of facilitators, trainers, and leaders is the
key to their success with groups. However, very few trainings address
the development of those inner qualities that can make a good leader
great. That's why I'm thrilled to be offering this class where we'll
present powerful, practical improv techniques that are actually inner
attitudes and practices that you can use to immediately enhance your
facilitation, training, and group leadership skills.
This dynamic teleclass, led by master trainer,
Sue Walden, is for anyone who facilitates, manages, teaches, mediates,
coaches, counsels, directs any group. This highly interactive course
provides an experiential approach using very novel exercises
to help you build the skills to create an environment for participation;
one that encourages openness and risk-taking for you and groups.
to you of participating from this Improv Training...
1. Gain tools that will help you relax and have a lot more fun with
2. Learn simple strategies that will help you to be more open and
flexible to the specific and dynamic needs of your groups.
Be able to connect whatever people share to the group purpose or theme.
4. Get a lot more comfortable being "in the moment" with
5. You won't panic when you "lose your place."
6. Come to enjoy dealing with the "unexpected" in your groups.
7. Never have speaker's block again.
8. Discover reservoirs of creativity within you that you didn't know
9. Collaborate and learn from a community of your peers, all passionate
about empowering groups.
been to lots of teleclasses but have never done offline partner exercises
like this and they worked great, they really heightened the learning.
Excellent resource book.
The sessions were very complimentary to the skills that I have gained
over a number of years. As well as practical exercises the trainers
provided useful insight to support their theory. It was enlightening
to hear everybody participate and be engaged in the subject. An excellent
class that I highly recommend. --Chris Whitehead ,Managing Director
of Facilitating Change--
the Training works...
1. You dial into your class every day for a 75-90 minute focused training
segment using a conferencing bridge.
2. Several times we will leave the bridge line for short 8-12 minute
periods to give you the opportunity to engage in short exercises with
a partner to practice and deepen your skills.
3. You work through a learning/resource workbook which accompanies
the class including practice assignments after each session.
4. You will have the opportunity to discuss issues on the subject
matter with the instructors and your classmates via an online listserve
during the course.
5. During the course, you may access the instructors via email for
help or situational questions.
Facilitator Training Agenda...
Here's what you'll be learning and doing during the course...
to your natural creativity
Introducing the Parking Lot
What is your default facilitation skill set?
Core Skills that support facilitation
Exploring 1st Core Skill: Present Time
The "Voice Mirror," a simple and powerful listening tool
Building the "muscle"
that encourages participation
Check in on practice assignment
2nd Core Skill: Openness
Experiencing the look and feel of openness
Building the openness “muscle”
"Yes and..." approach
a way of being
Check in about practice assignment
Explore 3rd Core Skill: Flexibility
Combining Being Present and Open to become more flexible
Identify unexpected challenges in facilitating
Building the options and possibilities “muscle”
in about practice assignment
Introduce “The Observer”
Apply Core Skills to self
present with self
the inner critic
on your feet
aware of your language
and applied Improv
in about practice assignment
Explore other applications of Improv Core Skills
Emptying the Parking Lot
Q & A with the Applied Improv Process
included with your training...
In addition to the training described above, you also receive:
1. Free Learning/Resource Workbook ($20 value) to help you drill
down deep and master the art of improv for use in facilitation,
training, leadership, and group work.
2. Free access to the RealAudio version of the training ($69 value).
3. Free pre-recorded one-hour real audio teleclass, "The Art
of Improv in Facilitation, featuring Izzy Gesell, who discusses the
use of humor and improvisational theater techniques as facilitation
4. Articles and resources around using Improv in leadership and facilitation:
Collection of humor and improv resources.
__- The Six Paradoxes of Improv.
Six paradoxes that will help free you to be a better facilitator
__- Leadership Through Improv.
Article on how Improv techniques can be applied to leadership.
The full cost of training/access is only $99 including the free items
( worth $109) listed above. Everything you read about above is included.
And, we offer a 100%-satisfaction-guaranteed guarantee.
Early registration discount.
Register by October 15th for only $89.
completion of your registration, you will receive an email with instructions
to access the course and free article bank.
This course is limited to 20 individuals on a first come basis.
enjoyed the Improv class. Great material, excellent delivery including
the opportunities to "try it out" in partner settings. --Sandy
Brown, Facilitator, Intel Corporation--
(M-F), 2005, 10:00 AM Pacific, 1:00 PM Eastern (NY Time), 75 minutes
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in a one-day "live" version of this class offered to your
Sue Walden. Sue Walden is the Founder and Director of ImprovWorks,
a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building Life Skills through
Improvisation. Her experience includes a BA in Education and 26 years
of teaching, performing and adapting and widely applying the techniques
of improvisation. She approaches improv training as a powerful and
joyful way to peel away constraints, restraints and inhibitions, allowing
the naturally expressive, collaborative and creative self to emerge.
Sue is a skilled teacher
in ImprovWorks' public workshop program, a dynamic corporate facilitator,
an engaging speaker, an author (Working with Groups to Enhance Relationships,
Whole Person Assoc.), the delightful "Playmeister" of both
the public and corporate Recess! programs, the director and a regular
performer with San Francisco's longest-running improvisational theater
company, "Flash Family". She has been a member of the Specialty
Staff for the year-long Co-Active Leadership Program since its inception
eight years ago.
Her current passion is
training trainers and consulting on how to design powerful experiential
workshops. Sue promises that, in any of her programs, while the learning
may be challenging, it will also be fun!
Davis, M.A., M.S., is an Facilitator's Coach, Infoprenuer, and free-lance
human, helping facilitators, organizational leaders, educators, trainers,
coaches and consultants present themselves confidently, access their
creativity, empower their under-performing groups, enhance their facilitation
skills, and build their business online and offline.
Steve spends most of his time building and running FacilitatorU.com.
He also publishes a weekly ezine for facilitators called, the Master
Facilitator Journal, continues to write ebooks, design teleclasses,
and maintain a part-time coaching practice. His breadth of experience
spans business, corporate management, engineering, teaching, spiritual
psychology, and wellness, offering a pragmatic yet creative coaching
foundation. To learn more about Steve, visit his website at www.livingmastery.com.
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