Training

Our Corporate Training has four main objectives – to motivate, inspire, engage and empower participants to move beyond the veneer of business communication and begin communicating authentically.

Drawing on our rich heritage, international reputation and expertise in performance and creativity, our facilitators take a unique approach to corporate training by honing the transferable communication skills from the rehearsal room and stage and transposing them into a business context through practical performance challenges, combined with detailed, personal coach and peer feedback.

Our established courses comprise of four key modules addressing the most common business challenges and training needs. They can be delivered separately or as a complete package, either within the inspiring and breathtaking setting on The Old Vic stage, or in another appropriate training space, including your offices. Each module consists of a one-day workshop.

TRAINING MODULES

Personal presence and impact:

A practical exploration of the habits we acquire and the barriers they can create to effective communication. Increasing awareness of our personal communication style, and learning how to flex it with maximum impact in a business environment, can have a commanding effect on confidence, presentation skills and management of others.

Building influence and rapport:

In a business environment, where it is often the strength of relationships that provides competitive advantage, influencing others is a critical skill. Examining how influence works, this module offers practical and potent hints on how to build and maintain rapport quickly and effectively in a variety of situations.

Leadership:

There are many who want to lead but equally many more who may feel nervous or uncomfortable about taking the reins. Whether you are a born leader or need guidance, you’ll benefit from valuable learning shared by those who must lead and direct even in environments where egos are strong and voices are loud. This module is an essential look at the qualities required for a leadership role and proven techniques allowing you to lead people.

Women in Business:

Launched to celebrate The Old Vic’s heritage of strong females both on our stage and behind the scenes in our bicentennial year, this new training programme is especially designed to empower women in the workplace, allowing them to be heard, respected, valued and promoted by their peers. Being seen to make a credible impact with confidence and authenticity is an essential skill for anyone in business, but especially for women competing for, or advancing in, a leadership role within a male-dominated industry.

By employing practical tools and techniques borrowed from the rehearsal room delegates will learn how to enhance their personal presence, flex communication style in front of different audiences and in different environments to release their full potential. In addition, this event includes a presentation on personal styling in which participants will discover creative ways to enhance communication through image and personal branding.

Fees

£3,000 + VAT when delivered at your office
£5,000 + VAT when delivered at The Old Vic

Women in Business Module Fee:
£8,000 + VAT delivered at The Old Vic

BESPOKE TRAINING SOLUTIONS

No two businesses are the same and it may be that you need to achieve specific training objectives. Perhaps you have your own internal training and development plan or use third-party providers. Whatever the circumstance, we have solid experience of taking a consultative approach allowing us to fit around your business and create highly tailored solutions.

Previous bespoke training programmes have included bringing senior management teams from two separate organisations together into the dynamic and creative world of The Old Vic to set the tone for a merger; and nurturing emerging leaders through a bespoke programme to identify their ‘personal brand’ and authentic means of communication to confidentially and effectively express and activate their leadership journey.

We are ready to use our skills, network, talent and theatre to make a measurable difference to the development of your people.

For further information on our unique training, download the brochure here or get in touch, using the details below:

Olivia Highland, Head of Corporate Development, olivia.highland@oldvictheatre.com or 020 7981 0973

Lorraine Stevens, Senior Corporate Development Manager, lorraine.stevens@oldvictheatre.com or 020 7981 0943

Rebecca Stimson, Corporate Development Assistant, rebecca.stimson@oldvictheatre.com or 020 7981 0974