Teleclass on the use of improv techniques to enhance
your facilitation, training, and group leadership
improv techniques to become a more effective facilitator
and group leader
The Improvisational Facilitator, 5-Day Teleclass
The inner attitudes of facilitators is the key to their success
with groups. However, very few trainings address the development
of those inner qualities that can make a good facilitator
great. That's why I'm thrilled to be offering this class where
present powerful, practical improv techniques that are actually
inner attitudes and practicies that you can use to immediately
enhance your facilitation, training, and group leadership
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.
the 5-Day Format/Training works...
1. You dial into your class every day for 5 days (Mon-Fri)
for a 60-minute focused training segment using a conferencing
2. During each class we will all 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
3. You work through a learning guide during the 5 days which
accompanies the class as a resource.
4. You will have the opportunity to discuss issues on the
subject matter with the instructor and your classmates via
an online listserve during the course.
5. During the week, you may access the instructor via email
for help or situational questions.
Improvisational Facilitator Training Agenda...
Here's what you'll be learning and doing during the 5-Day
Being present to your natural
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
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
Making flexibility 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”
Witnessing the magic
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
Further applications and applied
in about practice assignment
Explore other applications of Improv Core Skills
Emptying the Parking Lot
Q & A with the Applied Improv Process
to you of participating from the 5-Day
1. Get a lot more comfortable being "in the moment"
with your groups..
2. Learn simple strategies that will help you to be more open
and flexible to the specific and dynamic needs of your groups.
3. Come to enjoy dealing with the "unexpected" in
4. Gain tools that will help you relax and have a lot more
fun with your groups.
5. Discover reservoirs of creativity within you that you didn't
6. Collaborate and learn from a community of your peers, all
passionate about empowering groups.
Also included with your
In addition to the 5-Day training described above, you also
1. Free Learning Guide, ($20 value) to help you drill
down deep and master the art of improv for use in facilitation
and group work.
2. Free access to the RealAudio version of the 5-Day training
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 tools.($20 value).
4. Articles and resources around using Improv in leadership
Collection of humor and improv resources.
__- The Six Paradoxes
of Improv. Six paradoxes that will help free you
to be a better facilitator
The full cost of training/access is only $89 including the
free items ( worth $109) listed above. Everything you read
about above is included. And, we offer a 100%-satisfaction-guaranteed
upon 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, first come, first served.
Registration Special: Sign up by 22 March for only $79!
April 4 - April 8, 2005, 10:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST (NY Time),
60 minutes each day.
in a one-day "live" version of this class offered
to your group? Email
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.
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.
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,
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.
the satisfaction guarantee
If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with this package,
simply email us with a request to refund/credit your credit
card in the full amount and we will do so immediately. It's
our policy to do this and we honor this in every single case.
This policy completely removes the buying risk for you and
keeps our customer-satisfaction rates extremely high.