Shortform: (usually on Fridays)
fun and fast-paced improvised theatre, filled with scenes, songs, games, and lots of audience participation and suggestions.


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Longform: (usually on Saturdays)
full-length, narrative, genre-driven, completely improvised stories based on audience suggestions.


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Improv @ Work

Successful leaders and companies have something in common with improvisers: We are adaptable, attentive  risk-takers capable of responding in the moment. Our improv training will help you learn to be present to  assess the situation, think on your feet, and respond more effectively.  

Our workshops are highly interactive and customized to meet your needs. 

TEAM-BUILDING &  COLLABORATION

  • Enhance team dynamics,  building teamwork, rapport,  and trust 
  • Increase trust and  cooperation 
  • Practice active listening and  shared control  
  • Explore “Yes, And…” as a  respectful acknowledgment  of other ideas and as a tool  for creation 

RISK-TAKING

  • Get out of your comfort zone
  •  Practice thinking on your feet 
  • Practice new approaches to  facing ambiguous situations  and the unknown 
  • Learn to fail faster, “fail  forward” and build towards a  growth mindset 

FLEXIBILITY, FOCUS &  RESILIENCE

  • Learn to let go and see  possibility in reality 
  • Maintain your focus even  while under pressure 
  • Bounce back from any type  of unpredictable outcome

UNLOCKING  CREATIVITY 

  • Express your ideas without  self-judgment  
  • Learn new ways to listen,  think expansively, and build  on the ideas of others 
  • Engage in collaborative, creative problem solving 
  • Remove barriers in your  thinking 

STORYTELLING

  • Learn storytelling frameworks and techniques  to make the storytelling  compelling 
  • Practice storytelling on your  feet (incorporating emotion,  body language, vocal training, use of anecdotes  and metaphors) 
  • See how exploring genre  may stimulate creativity and  insight

LEADERSHIP AND  COMMUNICATION

  • Develop active listening  skills 
  • Be present with your audience: colleagues, clients,  customers 
  • Practice adaptive leadership  (situational leadership or  improvisational leadership) 
  • Learn how to show up  with greater perceived authenticity and credibility 
  • Learn to lead in a way others  want to follow 

Typical Workshop Flow

You might be nervous about the thought of doing improv. That’s okay! Improv is a challenge, and there  are lots of misconceptions out there too. We promise that no one will be put on the spot to be funny or  interesting or clever. Everyone might be nudged a bit beyond their comfort zone, but we always strive to  make that a very supported journey.


We’d love to help your organization build these skills while having fun!

CONTACT US TO BOOK THE TALENT OF THE BATS IMPROV @ WORK TEAM. We want to collaborate with you to ensure a successful training! work@improv.org 


Workshop Inquiry Form

“The training got everyone out of their shell and connected quickly.”

-Improv @Work client (from post-workshop survey)

Contact us to learn how BATS Improv @ Work programs can be customized for your group.

work@improv.org
(415) 474-6776