San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Improvisation for Trainers
If you are a trainer or facilitator wanting to develop your skills to the next level, this is for you.
Building on The Improvisation Academy's Improvisation for Life and Improvisation at Work courses, founder and director Paul Z Jackson will help you develop the skills you need to be able to train others.
You'll get to be more confident handling a group, adapting your material on the spot, and responding well to whatever arises.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the classes going to be like?
Each day includes gentle physical and verbal warm-ups, games, exercises, relevant theory and de-briefing. Through playfulness, fun and laughter, we explore the world of improvisation, to learn new approaches to life and work, handle mistakes and develop our resilience.
The classes are participative and experiential. Throughout the weekend, you will be working in pairs and groups of various sizes. We'll take breaks for refreshments and an hour for lunch.
Is this course only for beginners?
This course is for beginners with no previous experience of improvisation as well as experienced improvisers who want to get a new perspective on the use of improvisation techniques in different areas of life. We welcome students from all levels to learn and laugh together.
Whether you are a student, teacher, manager, construction worker, nurse, theatre lover (or not), you will all improvise together and progress individually and collectively.
Do I need to be funny to take these classes?
No. You may be surprised to hear that in order to improvise, you do not need to be able to tell jokes or be particularly snappy. What you do need is a collaborative attitude and a willingness to try something new (in a safe environment).
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
You can contact us to reschedule your class for free if you contact us at least 14 calendar days in advance. Rescheduling will stop being free after this time limit. Simply contact us with your booking details and let us know which class you would like to attend in stead.
Can I book a class for someone else?
You can buy a voucher for yourself or someone else which is valid for 12 months and can be used on any of the upcoming courses. Have a look at how it works on our Improvised Gift page and if you have any questions, contact us directly or use our online contact form.
What is the refund policy?
If you cancel your booking at least 21 calendar days in advance of your course, we will refund you in full (minus registration costs).
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes. Please email us after you have booked and let us know the name of who the booking was for.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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The Improvisation Academy
Our programmes offer a selection of engaging activities that teach valuable lessons for day to day life. Learning to improvise is an enjoyable and transformative way of improving your presence, confidence and communication skills.
Using the LIFE PASS curriculum, our signature workshops Improvisation for Life and Improvisation at Work offer students a chance to experience Improvisation in a safe environment, working at their own pace with no pressure to perform.
Paul Z Jackson author of Easy: A LIFE PASS to Creativity and Confidence has been teaching improvisation for over twenty years and is President of the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN). He has taught Rob Brydon and Ruth Jones, and runs The Improvisation Academy with Neil Mullarkey and Lee Simpson from the Comedy Store Players.