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Professionals

What is applied improv?


Applied improv is professional development training that takes the theory behind theatrical improv and applies it to everyday communication. Applied improv refines participants abilities to listen, adapt, and respond in a variety of circumstances. It fosters communication, collaboration and innovation among peers.




Who are the Bird City Improv facilitators?


Our facilitators are seasoned improvisers and educators with diverse backgrounds and at least five years of improv experience. Before Bird City comes to your organization, we will provide you with a complete facilitator bio, including their headshot, contact information, and a description of the workshop they will be leading.




What do participants do in a Bird City workshop?


Participants will learn the principles of improv, perform improv exercises, and make real-world connections through peer-to-peer discussion in a low-pressure, fun, and explorative environment. The improv exercises include team-building games, cognitive challenges, and simple performances that demonstrate the concept of "yes, and." Participants walk away with practical skills for professional success.




How does Bird City facilitate learning?


To effectively engage with participants, Bird City teaches to accommodate multiple modes of learning. Lessons are discussion based. Key topics are summarized with reading materials that Bird City provides, and supplemental resources are readily shared. Exercises are experiential and highly participatory. When directing an exercise, Bird City scaffolds the activity with incremental levels of difficulty so that the lesson is progressive and cumulative. Every Bird City workshop ends with a short debrief in which we discuss revelations, challenges, and applications of improv in the workplace.




Where does Bird City provide trainings?


Bird City Improv provides professional development training across the nation. Bird City does not have a brick and mortar training center, although our offices are headquartered in Baltimore, MD. We readily travel to provide onsite training. For clients without a suitable training location, Bird City will work to acquire a low-cost venue to accommodate your needs.




What is the price range for Bird City workshops?


Rates vary depending on number of workshops, number of participants, number of facilitators, travel expenses, and client needs. For a quote please contact us with a description of your goals.




How long are Bird City workshops?


A typical applied improv workshop is two to three hours, although we are happy to accommodate an abbreviated workshop at a pro-rated cost. Many clients elect for a workshop series or a training intensive.




What is a workshop series?


A workshop series refers to multiple sessions hosted by an organization to maximize the training’s impact on company culture. Many clients choose a workshop series to accommodate a larger workforce, providing equal opportunities for professional development among their employees.




What is a training intensive?


A training intensive refers to multiple learning sessions which build cumulatively. These sessions may take place over several days, weeks or months depending on the client’s objectives. Training intensives are ideal for organizations looking to deepen, reinforce and maintain communications skills through consistent practice.




How many participants can Bird City Improv accomodate in a workshop?


Bird City can accommodate virtually any number of participants, after taking a few factors into consideration: number of participants, number of facilitators, and number of workshops. When workshops reach a large capacity, participants begin to experience diminishing returns. Don’t worry, Bird City is happy to offer multiple workshops or use multiple facilitators to accommodate larger class sizes.***

1 Instructor: 10-25 participants

2 Instructors: 26-40 participants

3 Instructors: 41-60 participants

***Multiple workshops are recommended for an organization with more than 60 participants.





ARTISTS

What is applied improv?


Applied improv is professional development training that takes the theory behind theatrical improv and applies it to everyday communication. Applied improv refines participants abilities to listen, adapt, and respond in a variety of circumstances. It fosters communication, collaboration and innovation among peers.




Who are the Bird City Improv facilitators?


Our facilitators are seasoned improvisers and educators with diverse backgrounds and at least five years of improv experience. Before Bird City comes to your organization, we will provide you with a complete facilitator bio, including their headshot, contact information, and a description of the workshop they will be leading.




What do participants do in a Bird City workshop?


Participants will learn the principles of improv, perform improv exercises, and make real-world connections through peer-to-peer discussion in a low-pressure, fun, and explorative environment. The improv exercises include team-building games, cognitive challenges, and simple performances that demonstrate the concept of "yes, and." Participants walk away with practical skills for professional success.




How does Bird City facilitate learning?


To effectively engage with participants, Bird City teaches to accommodate multiple modes of learning. Lessons are discussion based. Key topics are summarized with reading materials that Bird City provides, and supplemental resources are readily shared. Exercises are experiential and highly participatory. When directing an exercise, Bird City scaffolds the activity with incremental levels of difficulty so that the lesson is progressive and cumulative. Every Bird City workshop ends with a short debrief in which we discuss revelations, challenges, and applications of improv in the workplace.




Where does Bird City provide trainings?


Bird City Improv provides professional development training across the nation. Bird City does not have a brick and mortar training center, although our offices are headquartered in Baltimore, MD. We readily travel to provide onsite training. For clients without a suitable training location, Bird City will work to acquire a low-cost venue to accommodate your needs.




What is the price range for Bird City workshops?


Rates vary depending on number of workshops, number of participants, number of facilitators, travel expenses, and client needs. For a quote please contact us with a description of your goals.




How long are Bird City workshops?


A typical applied improv workshop is two to three hours, although we are happy to accommodate an abbreviated workshop at a pro-rated cost. Many clients elect for a workshop series or a training intensive.




What is a workshop series?


A workshop series refers to multiple sessions hosted by an organization to maximize the training’s impact on company culture. Many clients choose a workshop series to accommodate a larger workforce, providing equal opportunities for professional development among their employees.




What is a training intensive?


A training intensive refers to multiple learning sessions which build cumulatively. These sessions may take place over several days, weeks or months depending on the client’s objectives. Training intensives are ideal for organizations looking to deepen, reinforce and maintain communications skills through consistent practice.




How many participants can Bird City Improv accomodate in a workshop?


Bird City can accommodate virtually any number of participants, after taking a few factors into consideration: number of participants, number of facilitators, and number of workshops. When workshops reach a large capacity, participants begin to experience diminishing returns. Don’t worry, Bird City is happy to offer multiple workshops or use multiple facilitators to accommodate larger class sizes.***

1 Instructor: 10-25 participants

2 Instructors: 26-40 participants

3 Instructors: 41-60 participants

***Multiple workshops are recommended for an organization with more than 60 participants.





Communities

What is applied improv?


Applied improv is professional development training that takes the theory behind theatrical improv and applies it to everyday communication. Applied improv refines participants abilities to listen, adapt, and respond in a variety of circumstances. It fosters communication, collaboration and innovation among peers.




Who are the Bird City Improv facilitators?


Our facilitators are seasoned improvisers and educators with diverse backgrounds and at least five years of improv experience. Before Bird City comes to your organization, we will provide you with a complete facilitator bio, including their headshot, contact information, and a description of the workshop they will be leading.




What do participants do in a Bird City workshop?


Participants will learn the principles of improv, perform improv exercises, and make real-world connections through peer-to-peer discussion in a low-pressure, fun, and explorative environment. The improv exercises include team-building games, cognitive challenges, and simple performances that demonstrate the concept of "yes, and." Participants walk away with practical skills for professional success.




How does Bird City facilitate learning?


To effectively engage with participants, Bird City teaches to accommodate multiple modes of learning. Lessons are discussion based. Key topics are summarized with reading materials that Bird City provides, and supplemental resources are readily shared. Exercises are experiential and highly participatory. When directing an exercise, Bird City scaffolds the activity with incremental levels of difficulty so that the lesson is progressive and cumulative. Every Bird City workshop ends with a short debrief in which we discuss revelations, challenges, and applications of improv in the workplace.




Where does Bird City provide trainings?


Bird City Improv provides professional development training across the nation. Bird City does not have a brick and mortar training center, although our offices are headquartered in Baltimore, MD. We readily travel to provide onsite training. For clients without a suitable training location, Bird City will work to acquire a low-cost venue to accommodate your needs.




What is the price range for Bird City workshops?


Rates vary depending on number of workshops, number of participants, number of facilitators, travel expenses, and client needs. For a quote please contact us with a description of your goals.




How long are Bird City workshops?


A typical applied improv workshop is two to three hours, although we are happy to accommodate an abbreviated workshop at a pro-rated cost. Many clients elect for a workshop series or a training intensive.




What is a workshop series?


A workshop series refers to multiple sessions hosted by an organization to maximize the training’s impact on company culture. Many clients choose a workshop series to accommodate a larger workforce, providing equal opportunities for professional development among their employees.




What is a training intensive?


A training intensive refers to multiple learning sessions which build cumulatively. These sessions may take place over several days, weeks or months depending on the client’s objectives. Training intensives are ideal for organizations looking to deepen, reinforce and maintain communications skills through consistent practice.




How many participants can Bird City Improv accomodate in a workshop?


Bird City can accommodate virtually any number of participants, after taking a few factors into consideration: number of participants, number of facilitators, and number of workshops. When workshops reach a large capacity, participants begin to experience diminishing returns. Don’t worry, Bird City is happy to offer multiple workshops or use multiple facilitators to accommodate larger class sizes.***

1 Instructor: 10-25 participants

2 Instructors: 26-40 participants

3 Instructors: 41-60 participants

***Multiple workshops are recommended for an organization with more than 60 participants.





Bird City Improv is a professional and artistic development company. We teach individuals how to apply the principles of improv comedy to everyday interactions to facilitate communication, collaboration and innovation among peers.

Bird City has wings. We are happy to travel.

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Baltimore, MD

PHONE

(443) 379-4198

 

EMAIL

birdcityimprov@gmail.com

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