Communicate. Listen. be agile. Embrace Failure. Take RiskS.

create an idea friendly environment.

 
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we train forward-thinking businesses in improvisation

FA at Work is the business training division of the UK's First American style Improvisation theatre and school, The Free Association.  The Free Association's training team provides an unprecedented 2000+ hours of improv training a year. We aren't a visiting theatre company providing exercises in 'forum theatre' or 'role play'. We are the best, and most experienced improv trainers in the UK, providing a new and exciting element to your learning and development programme.

Improvisation training in business is a relatively new phenomenon in the UK, but a tried, tested and celebrated method overseas. The Free Association have set the bar high here in the UK bringing your business the most experienced and talented training staff that Europe has to offer.

 

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We aren't just experts at improvisation, we're experts at its application in business.

When a member of Free Association enters the stage with their team, they start with nothing but the knowledge that everybody else has their back. Safe in this knowledge, they work together to create the most wonderful and hilarious shows that amaze audiences. How? By being masters of a certain set of skills...

Communication, Listening, Flexibility, innovation, Embracing the unknown, accepting failure, Empathy, Confidence and above all else - great Team Work.

These skills are essential in every business, big or small - At FA at work, we create and deliver unique workshops that help to develop the skills in yours.

Each training session is tailored to your company needs and delivered by the best in the business. You decide the outcome and we’ll use improv to get everyone there. We can create a bespoke syllabus, consulting you along the way - this means our workshops will be specific to both your company goal and the attendee’s personalities.

 

DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT...

Here are some discussions about the benefit of improv in international business press

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I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t benefit from it. It’s fun, inventive and silly, but it also really just nurtures all the good elements of being a human being.
— The Times - Centre page spread on The Free Association
 
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who we work with.

They're Leaders of Industry for a reason...

 

We never intend to work with a client JUST THE once.

Our clients are so impressed with our workshops and their lasting effects, that we embed ourselves in their on-going training programmes. Training multiple teams, being part of regular induction programmes, creating long-term leadership & development programmes and providing bespoke workshops for solution focused away-days.

Hopefully this is the start of a long-term training relationship with your company.

 

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Our Training Is Recommended by...

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Using these techniques for team building and business skills is obvious. The whole of improv is based on the knowledge that someone has got your back. In fact not only are you supported, your contribution is celebrated and encouraged
— Sarah Powell - Female First / Huffington Post / Princes Trust
 
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Our Improv Training Programmes.

The Free Association is the UK's premier improv training company, with the most qualified training staff and highest quality, unique, syllabuses. We are constantly training people in the skills of improv with over 1000 private students, and many of business clients (Amazon, Warner Brothers, Bank of America, NBA, to name a few). We are the leading experts in improvisation, as well as its application in business.

 We will take a team of people, and nurture the good qualities needed to excel in any business environment, presenting new methods of approaching situations, and highlighting the patterns and subconscious responses they may have fallen into - all while having a hilarious time.

Unlike some companies, we won't over-fill classes, or over-stretch our trainers. Our experience has taught us that 14 people is the perfect amount for a training session - enabling us to engage every member of the team to our fullest capability.

All of our workshop's will highlight the advantages of group listening, positive response and quick agreement - while showing the dangers of rejection. We will ask you to complete a short briefing questionnaire for each team so our trainers ensure the workshop is not only relevant to your business, but to the attendees too, having an understanding of their personalities, and any problems they might face on a day to day basis.

It all sounds very serious - but we can guarantee that they'll have a great time!

 

Select a workshop below for more information

TEAM BUILDING

WORKING FOR A COMMON GOAL

COMMUNICATION

LISTENING ISN'T 'WAITING TO SPEAK'.

EMBRACING FAILURE

HELP TO ENCOURAGE RISK

PRESENTATION SKILLS

EMBRACE THE UNKNOWN, THEN DELIVER.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

SOMETHING CHALLENGING. SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

BESPOKE WORKSHOPS

WE CAN DELVE DEEPER.