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Leadership & Management

In Their Shoes - Building a Stronger Team

Course details

CPD Points





Half day (09:00-12:30)

Course Overview

This half day workshop seeks to utilise theatrical techniques and improvisation skills to generate trust and positive communication within a team in a practical and supportive atmosphere.

Course Content

The underpinning values of great teamwork will be explored in a fun and engaging environment.

You will work in small, focused groups in a dynamic and practical way whilst having fun and developing better teamwork skills.

Topics will include:

  • Teamwork and Trust
  • Effective Communication
  • Empathy
  • Personal Boundaries

This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to:

• Work in small, focused groups

  • Learn by doing
  • Work with pace, energy and intensity
  • Take risks in order to raise self-awareness
  • Acquire and implement a toolkit of techniques
  • Have fun whilst developing relevant work sector skills
  • Build resilience
  • Re-focus and align teams

Course Benefits

This is a highly participatory workshop structured around dynamic group games. Each game provides an opportunity to contribute practically and to discuss areas for learning.

"Improvisation connects you with teaches you to recover quickly after a set-back. It will make you a better listener…a better salesperson…a better leader.” Matt Wohlfarth in Forbes.

Each of the Tin Whistle professional development courses are designed to support and develop delegates influence in the workplace and, in turn, their organisation’s impact in the wider marketplace.

The Tin Whistle team of professional actors and trainers use drama school training principles to engage and stimulate delegates in a supportive yet challenging environment.

Attending this workshop will enable you to work with more empathy and understanding, and will provide strategies to ensure a stronger team.


A willingness to take part in practical and kinaesthetic exercises.

Next Steps

If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s). Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 224570.

If no date is scheduled for this course at the present time please click on the ‘Register Interest’ button and login or register for a user account so that we can add you to our course interest register. This register allows us to contact our tutors and finalise dates for a course as soon as we have a few people who have expressed their interest, so the more delegates who register their interest, the sooner we can schedule a particular course.

Course Tutor

  • Oliver Bailey-Davies

    Oliver Bailey-Davies, Artistic Director, Tin Whistle

    Oliver trained at The Academy Drama school studying acting and the teachings of Viola Spolin, an American Improvisation legend where he received The Stage Newspaper scholarship. After graduating he co-founded ‘Show Don't Tell’ Theatre Company that produced work in London as well as touring the UK in a variety of No.1 shows. He went on to work for many well established Theatre in Education companies as well as 1-2-1 coaching in schools supporting young people with complex behavioural and emotional needs. He is a passionate and experienced actor-facilitator with a drive to create meaningful and impactful performance opportunities. Since living in Guernsey Oliver has worked as an Associate Lecturer in Performing Arts for the College of Further Education as well as being a project worker for the Hub where he established an LGBT+ youth group. He was also one of the original Improbables performers, an improvisation group directed by Sarah Hansmann-Rouxel. Oliver believes that the performing arts, particularly improvisation techniques, can transform people’s lives and provide them with the freedom to explore their true selves.

Upcoming Courses

Some courses we run are scheduled based on demand. Please ensure you register your interest to ensure we know which courses you would like to attend.