How and why it works
It’s simple to set up; we agree a date and time that works for your organisation, we agree the platform we will use and we send you the link.
The benefits of online delivery –
Over the past year, we have found that online workshops have many advantages.
Participants can sign in from wherever they are
Cost saving –
No need to book a room and provide refreshments
No need for costly travel
We use this proactive technique within our work to facilitate an understanding of how we behave and interact with others. This creates the ability to have clearer, more conscious conversations thereby building stronger and more successful relationships in the long-term.
Our mission on our programmes is to work with delegates using Forum Theatre to observe what is and is not helpful. The programmes contain a series of scenes developed by us in advance and played out by our actors. Delegates observe a scene from beginning to end, then discuss what happened and what needs to change. The actors run the scene again. This time, delegates can stop the interaction at any point and suggest something they would like the actors to try instead.
In this way, the delegates collaborate, changing the interaction step-by-step, culminating in a positive outcome. They are able to practise in a relaxed environment, giving confidence to take what they learn back into the work place.
One main advantage of online workshops is the confidence it gives participants to speak up and take part. We encourage participation but many people find, sitting in a workshop, interacting with the trainers quite daunting. Working online can help them feel less exposed. Many are sitting at home in a comfortable space and can interact in a variety of ways. We use anonymous online polls, to encourage participants to give their views without judgement. Many people feel confident putting a comment or question in the chat, when raising their hand in a crowded room may require a higher degree of self-confidence. Others are happy to come off mute and speak. Many people are now used to online meetings and are happy to put on their microphones and video and interact.
Theory into practice
The workshop will start with the theory, giving context to the workshop. We then move into real-life scenarios, a demonstration of how the theory can play out in practice. We encourage participants to observe the action and give feedback on what went well, less well and what they would want to see done differently. Together, the facilitator, actors and participants build a positive outcome, which in turn demonstrates the positive effects of the theory into practice.