BPP Law School
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital
Corporate Executive Board
The Mind Gym
The Design Council
An Impro workshop for your business or event will...
Increase creative thought
"Put people together in a way that will have them bouncing ideas off each other and taking care of each other, and suddenly they are coming to you not with gripes and problems, but solutions and great ideas"
Become more creative
The creative process is a delicate thing that is easy to halt or hinder. How often is the first response you hear to an idea "but..."? Accepting and building on ideas rather than stifling them at birth is a skill improvisers are masters at - when you are living on the fly onstage, you have nowhere to hide and need to develop ideas to their fullest.
Learn how to generate ideas from nothing and allow the creative process to flourish. Become more creative - both as an individual and as part of a team. You'll experience the impro rules and structures that encourage innovation and creativity - and become aware of the blocks to the creative process (usually fear of making mistakes, and being too judgemental too early in the
Be part of a star team
Improvisation is a great team builder. It fosters an environment allowing:
Better communication and creativity
The ideal way to break the ice with new staff or integrate different teams is through an impro session or two. The participants will not only be learning a highly creative skill and having fun - they'll be getting to know each other and working effectively together at lightning speed too.
What to expect at an Impro workshop
The best way for learning to take place is not sitting in a lecture or seminar with a pen and paper but actually getting up and "having a go".
Experiential learning is recognised as having a much greater impact than theoretical learning and it's much more fun. In a SPROUT IDEAS workshop, most of the work is in pairs and small groups.
SPROUT IDEAS workshops will engage everyone from the first minute, so be prepared to start immediately. After some exercises to warm up both mind and body you'll be introduced to the principles and skills of improvisation. Our trainers will guide the participants through various exercises that refine or develop a key impro skill - be in spontaneity, listening, thinking on your feet etc. You'll learn the building blocks of improvisation - highlighting how they may relate to your own situation.
Impro games and exercises are challenges to the way we communicate and create together. The challenges are made harder by imposing rules to stretch us in new and different...and fun ways. For example, some rules may force us to be more spontaneous, or may limit our vocabulary, or may make heightened listening a premium. Doing an impro workshop is a bit like visiting a gymnasium of machines designed to work your thinking muscles.
And don't worry, we won't be telling you how to do your job - you are the experts - but we'll introduce you to a transferable skill set that you'll be able to apply where you feel appropriate.
You don't have to be funny - but you will have fun!
Unlike stand-up comedy, improvisation is not a solo activity. There will be laughter - but it will be through the collective imagination creating something brand new.
How long is an impro session?
A one-hour to 90-minute improvisation session is a great ice-breaker. A short impro session will leave the participants buzzing and focussed for what is to come. It can be designed to kick start an event, provide a change of pace or provide an entertaining end.
Tailored training solutions
"We all enjoyed the workshop thoroughly - it surpassed the expectations of many who were quite afraid of the word 'improv'"
"Thank YOU for a very
"I have to agree with one of my staff, who afterwards described it as 'the best team-building event I've ever been on' and I will definitely be recommending it to colleagues"
Our clients include: