37 Group Learning Activities Borrowed from Improvisational Theater
Learning begins by living in the moment.
Set the stage for learning and growth with these innovative, playful activities borrowed from a classic art form: improvisational theater. Developed for group leaders who have no improvisational theater experience, these easy-to-use, proven techniques – originally designed to help actors solve problems on stage – build an optimal learning environment by:
• Fostering understanding
• Reducing resistance
• Creating cohesiveness
• Promoting active participation in the learning process
These creative activities will
• Spark creative thinking
• Support problem solving
• Promote team building
• Build self-esteem
Let Izzy’s imaginative icebreakers activate those all-important skills of listening, accepting, affirming, conceptualizing, and trusting – skills you’ll enjoy putting into play as much as your participants will love doing them!
What others are saying:
“As an easy, playful approach to growth and discovery, improvisational exercises are a quick path to discovery.”
Martin de Matt, Artistic Director of the Second City Training Center and Artistic Consultant to Second City.
“By combining real fun and laughter with learning, Playing Along clearly demonstrates that teaching people to work as a team and communicate more effectively with one another doesn’t have to be stressful or boring.”
Dr. Sandro Ingari, President, Skilcom Associates.
“Improv is a fabulous tool for developing the ability to think on your feet and stay in the moment. Both are essential skills for creating the results you want!”
Nancy J. Stephens, Net-Works, author of Five Alive: Networking for Sales Results.