Transformative Leadership

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT COACHING
Several states are enacting requirements for businesses with five or more employees to offer training in avoiding workplace harassment. Our workshop employs improv exercises and roleplay to make a more vivid, understandable and memorable learning experience. Our training covers California legal requirements. In addition to learning how to recognize and avoid workplace harassment, our workshops include training on how to effectively react to uncomfortable situations. Improv also engenders a more respectful and cooperative workplace environment overall.

> The minimum legal requirement for sexual-harassment training does little or nothing to combat incidents of workplace harassment.

> A harassment-free workplace requires training in certain skills and attitudes.

> Improv games and exercises are the ideal methods for sexual-harassment training as well as prevention of all kinds of workplace harassment.

> Improv teaches those skills and attitudes in a fun, memorable way.

 

MIKE GRIMSHAW

310 930-3094

info@serious-improv.com

Mike@serious-improv.com

“In improv, there are no mistakes, only opportunities.”
Tina Fey, Actress/Entrepreneur

“I want my managers to listen and respond to their employees’ perceptions, not ignore them”
Dick Costolo, X-CEO Twitter

“ Improv business training was transformative and it was the most impactful training session in their entire careers”
Lisa Kavanaugh
Ask.Com executive
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“How good people’s decisions are under the fast-moving, high-stress conditions of rapid cognition is a function of training … and creating the conditions for successful spontaneity.” Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point

"At first glance, zany improv and the straight-laced corporate world might seem to be unlikely bedfellows. But the cross-pollination between comedy and business has led to fruitful managerial skills development for executives"
Forbes article, "Why Improv Training is Great Business Training," June 2014


Q&A

WHY "SERIOUS"?
People suppose that improv is for comedy -- and it is, of course. Improv, though, also teaches skills that are valuable in many areas, especially business. Improv is ideal for leadership training, management training, even avoiding workplace harassment.

WHAT SKILLS?
We craft improv exercises, roleplay and games to coach you on skills such as teamwork, decision making, communication -- any skill your organization needs to improve. See the word cloud on our home page for just some of the most important skills that every organization should have in order to function.

WHAT MAKES YOU GUYS DIFFERENT?
Certainly, there are many great training programs out there. We pride ourselves on employing years of management experience in our leadership coaching. Wherever you are and whatever problems you are wrestling with, chances are we've been there.

WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT IMPROV?
The improv exercises we use in our training place participants into an environment that mimics the ideal workplace environment: communicative, supportive, positive. This environment allows those participants to be confident, flexible, adaptable, focused, and team oriented.

WHY GAMES?
Games, exercises and role-play scenarios let participants relax and have fun and become less self-conscious. This way they learn.

HOW DO I KNOW IT FITS MY NEEDS?
We listen to you and, if you want, to your staff. We study your organization. We craft the workshops exactly to your needs, whether it is just manager training, a specific we department, or your whole staff. Before we ever begin, we show you what skills our coaching will enhance and exactly how.

HOW CAN IMPROV HELP US AVOID WORKPLACE HARASSMENT?

Several ways. First, through roleplay and games, your staff can learn the kinds of behavior that are disrespectful, inappropriate or even illegal. Second, improv fosters respect and a supportive workplace environment. Also, we have used improv to teach the proper responses to all kinds of harassment. .



Entrepreneur article,
Improv and Comedy Can Infuse Companies With an Inventive Spirit,” July 2014

Slate article, “How Improv Comedy Skills Became a Must-Have for Entrepreneurs,” March 2014

Forbes article,Why Improv Training is Great Business Training,” June 2014

Fast Company article, “It’s Not Quite Funny Or Die, But Improv Works To Fuel Powerful Innovation,” April 2012