Drama-Based Training

Experiential learning, using theatrical and interactive drama-based methods, is at the heart of almost all our programmes and interventions.  It is a powerful means to help organisations engage their staff and improve how they work in a sustained and meaningful way.

Why drama-based training?

  • Interactivity:  experiential learning involves participants in a way that classroom training never can.
  • Explore difficult issues:  these can be generic or specific to an organisation.
  • A non-threatening, safe environment:  to reflect on their participants’ own and others’ behaviour.
  • Engagement of all the senses:  a key advantage over lectures and classroom-based learning.
  • Sustained impact on behaviour:  lessons are better learned through experience. Experiential training is has a sustained impact on behaviour, attitudes and performance.
  • Cost effective:  drama-based training, can deliver a powerful and meaningful experience for large numbers at a time.
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Drama-based training in action

Our experienced team can blend a number of techniques and approaches to suit your desired outcomes, including:

  • Business theatre – a live theatrical experience is an excellent way of communicating directly with an audience, encouraging empathy and engagement.   A play is not a piece of propaganda – it mirrors reality in your organisation, involving recognisable issues and challenges.  Fantastic for reaching large numbers of people and communicating complex messages.
  • Forum theatre – a highly interactive and safe way of exploring issues using actors directed by the audience.  Lively discussions follow a scripted scene with delegates stepping into their characters shoes and learning to develop empathy and practice new skills in a safe environment (a huge improvement on role play!).Equality and Diversity, inclusion, equality act
  • Corporate drama and monologues – researched in your organisation to reflect real issues, real people and real challenges.
  • Hotseating – delegates have the opportunity to speak to the characters from the scenario to ‘unpick’ issues, probe them to improve understanding, build empathy and develop appropriate communication styles.
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Why drama-based training?  Our clients will tell you…

ArrivaThe Valuing and Managing Difference workshops featuring customised theatre experiences, exceeded my expectations and you can see change taking place on a daily basis.” 

HR Director, Arriva plc

GCC _RGB…participants are plunged head-first into a real-life situation and need to think their way around it. This is key to delivering the culture change we are aiming for.”

Gloucestershire County Council

Beth Tregunna AccentureLearning is not a spectator sport and the Garnett Foundation definitely knows how to get participants actively engaged in the sessions they deliver!”

Beth Tregunna, Accenture

 

 

The script captured exactly the points that I wanted raised, particularly in terms of the range of issues that can distort, influence and effect communication. However, above all the writing ensured that the child was central and their voice clearly heard within each scenario.

Child Protection Training Officer. Lincolnshire County Council