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Piven Improv Training for Organizations

Piven brings high energy back into your organization and teams.  It was a break from the normal activity that we normally do in various leadership and office-wide meetings.  We invited Piven to Chicago, Detroit and Toronto — each city brought them into different types of meetings.  In Toronto — it was a leadership meeting with about 25 people, in Detroit, we made it a 45-minute activity as part of a Quarterly Town Hall Office meeting and in Chicago, we did small sessions with people over an afternoon,  Today, the teams use the theater games as energizers when meetings need them most.  It is not only memorable experience for your teams, it gives your teams the space and focus to elevate their thinking and create connected experiences.

Alyssa Altman

SVP, Publicist Sapient

WHY PIVEN?

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.

WHO WE ARE

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 yers, Piven Theatre Workshop has annually trained thousands of youth and adults in developing these skills.

  • Committed listening
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Effective self-expression
  • 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

 

WE TAILOR EACH WORKSHOP TO BUILD SPECIFIC SKILLS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO HIGH PRIORITY RESULTS. EXAMPLES INCLUDE:

 

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

 

CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT AND REVENUE GROWTH

  • Conduct client discovery needs
  • Build trusting customer relationships

 

MARKET POSITIONING & NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • Entering new markets
  • Scaling offering growth

 

SAY “YES,” AND SEE WHAT WE CAN CREATE TOGETHER!

 

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.

Jess Scinto

"Why Improvisation Training Is Great Business Training", Forbes Magazine, 2014

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