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WORKSHOPS

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WORKSHOP /

Adjusting Games on the fly for what’s happening in the room

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Friday, 19 July 2024

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2:30 pm

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3:30 pm

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ANNOTATION / 

In the dynamic world of applied improvisation, unforeseen shifts are not just possible—they're inevitable. Whether you're navigating the boardroom or classroom, the ability to adjust games and activities in real-time is essential.Have you ever found yourself in a workshop that veered off course, leaving your carefully planned agenda irrelevant? You're not alone. This session is designed to equip you with the tools and confidence to handle any curveball with finesse and professionalism.Through engaging discussions and hands-on exercises, you'll delve into the art of adaptability, exploring the six essential ways to adjust any activity or game on the fly. From tweaking the rules to altering the focus, you'll learn practical strategies to increase your value to clients and maintain participant engagement even amidst unexpected twists.Say goodbye to workshop nightmares and hello to a newfound sense of confidence in your ability to handle anything that comes your way.

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Applied improvisation in mental health care and psychotherapy

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Friday, 19 July 2024

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1:00 pm

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2:00 pm

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The workshop will outline research in applied improv related to mental health and psychotherapy. We will cover how improv supports mental health even when it is not practiced with a psychotherapeutic aim and by psychotherapists and also studies of applied improv as a deliberate psychotherapeutic intervention. We will explore improvisational training principles that have proven to be beneficial for mental health and psychotherapy with various target groups (considering the age or type of mental health difficulties). Another area of research that the workshop will tackle is how improv supports the professional development of people working in caring professions (such as therapists, social workers, educators, etc.). Applied improvisation offers vast potential for training programs in those professions of which some have been already explored in research. Most of the studies have been written and published in the last eight years so there is apparent growing interest in AI in academia and mental health care.

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Balancing Risk and Safety: Facilitating in Service of Learning and Growth

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Friday, 19 July 2024

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8:30 am

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10:00 am

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On a scale of 1-10 how risky is skydiving? Giving a speech to 1,000 strangers? Walking home alone at night?  Saying “no” to your biggest client? How would your best friend answer these questions? Your boss? Your mom? Our senses of risk and safety are unique. What you find scary may be easy and comfortable for others and vice versa. As a facilitator, balancing risk and safety involves offering the right level of support and challenge. This requires specific attention to the needs of the individual and group. Without creating safety, we may shut down or resist. Without being presented with a challenge, we can remain stuck in our comfort zones, and opportunities can be missed. In this interactive session we will deepen our understanding of our own comfort zones and how to best support our participants.

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Brave New World - Navigating the Future Through Improv and Play

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Saturday, 20 July 2024

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8:30 am

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10:00 am

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Join us in a philosophical and playful exploration of the evolving challenges of building trust in the workplace in the AI-enabled future. We will play with and deepen our understanding of psychological safety and brave spaces. Together, we will harness the power of improvisation and play to foster environments where human connection, inclusion, and innovation can help us navigate the complexities of tomorrow's workplace, and thrive alongside advancing technology.

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Calculating Your Worth: Pricing Strategies for Trainers

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