We were asked to provide role-play support for a John Lewis Partnership Leadership Programme being run by CCL. The programme was called 'Leading with Strategic Agility'. It's aim was to allow participants to review and broaden their skills around how to influence. In order for the participants to get the most from the 2-day programme. Activation were asked to provide actors for role-play sessions to enable participants to gain experience of understanding the needs, styles and perspectives of others, and how to use that information to positively influence them and deal with resistance.
Three experienced actors were provided to facilitate bespoke role-play sessions. Working in small groups each actor 'ran the room' providing participants with the opportunity to work on an example of Influencing that was relevant to them. After each role-play has taken place, feedback was given to the participants from the actor and fellow participants. The opportunity to replay the situation allows the participant to take on board the feedback and practice new skills.
Participants were provided with an excellent opportunity to learn from Activation's actor as well as their peers. During each session the actor shared with the participants tools and techniques that enable participants to become better communicators. These tools and techniques are drawn from behavioural models and years of role-play experience. The participant feedback was excellent and the programme very well received.
Activation were involved with 4 of the leadership programmes and have since partnered CCL on working with TATA Steel and the AADF (American Albanian Development Foundation)
"You and your colleagues are very well received by the participants. They really love the sessions, are challenged and energised by the sessions". Sabine Stritch Senior faculty associate and Coach at Centre for Creative Leadership.