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Corporate Training

At Piven, your business is no joke!

Experience for yourself why Forbes magazine stresses the importance of improvisation training in the business world. From Forbes’ 2014 article, “Why Improvisation Training Is Great Business Training” by Columbia University lecturer Jesse Scinto: “Studies have shown that people can improve their communication skills and lower their anxiety with regular practice. Improv’s low-stakes training increases the likelihood that team members will feel comfortable communicating in a variety of work situations. “Yes, and” is the key.”

Say “Yes”, and see what we can create together.

Piven is committed to giving you a customized experience that fits the needs of your team. Here are some ways we use the world of improv to help make your team stronger.

For Market Positioning & New Business Development
Entering new markets
Scaling offering growth

For Company, Culture, and Employee Engagement
Build trust among teams, departments, and divisions.
Create a common language for aligning efforts
Maximize team effectiveness.
Improve employee satisfaction.
Shared experiences to ground a virtual team.

For Customer Engagement and Revenue Growth
Conduct client discovery needs
Build trusting customer relationships
Establish customer accountability
Build peer relationships for seamless customer delivery
Overcoming customer objections

Skill Building through Piven Theatre Workshop’s Corporate Training Program

• Committed listening
• Creative problem-solving
• Effective self-expression
• Experience with encountering and incorporating multiple viewpoints
• Team cohesion through exercises supporting individuals’ ideas and efforts
• Supportive simulations of navigating ambiguous and complex topics
• “Begin in the middle” by integrating previous accomplishments in order to work towards new goals

Why is it important?

At Piven, we know that group success is due to the effectiveness of an ensemble rather than the talents of simultaneous individuals. Here are some of the ways a Piven training session will help your team.

Why Piven?

Piven Theatre Workshop was founded on the principle that a performance’s success is due to the effectiveness of an ensemble’s interactions rather than the talents of a collection of simultaneous individual performers. The ability to read, anticipate, listen, respond, support, take risks, yield, engage, contribute, navigate ambiguity, and function as a coordinated group is the foundation of both epic performances and participant self-actualization. Therefore, for over 45 years, Piven Theatre Workshop has annually trained thousands of youth and adults in developing these skills.

Founders Joyce and Byrne Piven were among the handful of performance legends that created the format we now call Improvisation. Improvisation is both a set of exercises designed to build the interactive skills of a group as well as lay out the process for creative ideation. Therefore, it’s no wonder that businesses are finding that Piven Theatre Workshop’s Corporate Skills Training provides them with a unique competitive advantage. Piven’s training program has served a wide range of organizations—from companies as large and fast-paced as Google to smaller, more local municipalities, agencies and associations, and every size in between. These companies are leveraging Piven Theatre Workshop’s inter-team skill-building workshops for immediate improvements in organizational culture/dynamics, growth and market position, customer engagement, new business development, and innovation in product and service development and delivery.

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