Programmes for Effective Management Conversations

Theatre is used as a catalyst in the development of leaders
Theatre is at work bringing performance management training to life with scripted scenarios, interactive case-studies and skills practice techniques. Our tailored programmes for managers explore key attitudes, approaches and competencies that will enable effectiveness. Managing people, effective communication and handling difficult conversations are some of the aspects covered in our live and online performance management programmes.


We design and deliver interactive performance management programmes to suit management teams at all levels, from new supervisors through to the senior leadership team. Our practical performance management workshops have improved skills and effectiveness across sectors like transport, energy, hospitality, education and finance and also industries like construction, engineering and manufacturing.

We employ theory to ground our theatre-based methods and consolidate performance management skills. We reference key tools as appropriate including the work of thought leaders and contemporary psychologists such as Daniel Kahneman, Edgar Schien, Susan Scott, Eric Berne and William Bridges. Because our programmes use dramatised case-studies and films to engage and involve participants, we can mirror the complexities within organisations to allow deeper level learning.

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Theory in Practice

Our performance management workshops are delivered online or live in the room, presenting the perfect opportunity to apply theory in a practical way through our theatre-based techniques. The use of actors to enable skills practice is a proven method which can be used in a variety of situations, particularly where behaviours or competencies are being enhanced. Importantly, our approach to this method is that our professional actors play the roles so that participants need only be themselves, representing their own role or working environment. Individual development is enabled through this opportunity to practise performance management skills and receive expert feedback and coaching from our facilitators.


  • How to manage performance with your direct reports
  • How to have effective conversations with your people
  • How to handle difficult or challenging conversations
  • How to steer teams through times of change
  • How to support inclusive, diverse and safe workplaces
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Popular Programmes

A selection of tried and tested programmes that make an impact

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Suitable for leaders and managers in any sector, and at all levels of experience including those new to the role.