Improv Asylum’s Corporate Training Division
Find out more about Virtual Trainings!
Take yourself back to the last leadership and employee training your company had.
Was it exciting and memorable…or did you master the art of sleeping with your eyes open while someone talked at you for several hours?
It’s time to find a new training experience that will leave your whole team buzzing with energy and ready to innovate, without having to trust fall into the arms of senior management. IA Innovation has the perfect solution.
Working closely with your group, we’ll figure out the problem areas within the company to create an innovative training experience that is based on your needs and produces results unique to your company or organization. Using similar improvisational techniques to create ensemble comedy on our stages, we’ll inspire your team to work together, flex their creative muscles and produce more innovative ideas… all while sharing a few laughs in the process.
Find out why organizations like Intel, Google, Twitter, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Carl Zeiss, Harvard, MIT, and Nokia have all tapped into IA Innovation’s unique and effective training approach to help them continue to be leaders in their space.
Now, what can we do for your team?
For more information, visit IA Innovation or schedule a call to discuss our training options!
We Have Options:
Google, Life is good, PWC, Liberty Mutual, Raytheon, Bank of America and Converse have all signed up.
Our most popular. Effective communication, listening and team work skills. Everyone is up and doing. Not only do we drill down with the tools and techniques of improv but we also blend in the themes and messages that are important to your group.
Our most popular program, the Signature Core Session, is now available to come to you. This training highlights the importance of adapting in the moment and being able to change course as keys to survival.
Led by an expert facilitator, our Signature Core Session will show how the tools and techniques of improv — the same skills that our seasoned performers use on stage — will help everyone communicate and listen more effectively, build off the ideas of others, and think fast on their feet. These skills are needed now more than ever as teams are expected to adapt to remote workflows.
Our 60-minute Signature Core Session is customized to the culture and experiences of your organization to be interactive, fun and impactful. It can be delivered easily for a team of 25 to teams of 100. For larger groups, we add facilitators and utilize break out rooms. Our Cyber Core program can also be delivered via Zoom or your organization’s internal broadcast platform.
Trip Advisor, Biogen Idec and Silicon Valley Bank have all been part of a long list who have aspired to stardom.
Focusing on risk taking, collaboration and trusting your teammates, we will turn everyday corporate employees into comedy pros! This program is a hilarious way to have your team stretch a bit outside of their comfort zone while also focusing on camaraderie and shared experiences.
Sick of hearing “in these uncertain times?” So are we. While there are things you can’t change about the state of the world right now, you can take active steps to keep up your team’s energy, motivation, and culture!
This virtual program will speak to everyone, whether it is an individual team or enterprise-wide, and will serve as a celebration of what lies ahead and a reminder that we made it this far by staying together!
This 15-minute high-energy online session will get everyone up and on their feet, ready to embrace the future while serving up some valuable and key tenets of how to balance being “present” while being “remote” and staying accountable to each other and our teams.
Google, Nokia and Carl Zeiss use it.
Effective leadership skills maintenance program that ensures that you are communicating and listening to your team and, by your actions and example, giving them the tools to carry out the right process and values that are key to your organization.
Improv Asylum combines their interactive delivery of innovative communication skills with a special focus on Diversity and Inclusion Awareness, to create a stronger workplace culture. Our instructors will lead your team through a fun, thought-provoking program – one that unites the group, opens the door to finding common ground, and establishes trust. By building on the principles of improvisation, this program will encourage participants to make new connections and bring awareness and appreciation for each other’s unique strengths.
Fidelity Investments, John Hancock, CBRE and Deloitte have energized their conferences and meetings.
Let us kick off your agenda! We will set the tone from the start by demonstrating how the tools and techniques of improv can help your organization continue to lead in its space. Extremely engaging and interactive, we can also close the program with a hilarious finishing improv set.
Healthcare delivery systems depend on excellent teamwork and the top healthcare facilities know that investing in their teams is a top priority. Research shows that good team functioning is positively correlated with improved staff satisfaction, reduced burnout, and improved patient outcomes.
In our Improv For Healthcare Workers workshops your team will learn improv skills that have direct application to real-life scenarios back on the unit… and have fun doing it! Whether you want to bond a newly merged unit, improve communication skills on an established team, or even work through a unique challenge facing your department – we have a workshop for you.
People love to talk s*@t, but not these guys...
"I recommend Improv Asylum to anyone in the corporate world who is trying to find a unique way to help leaders build on their teamwork, listening skills, communication and camaraderie! The techniques used were very effective and educational while being fun for everyone! Even the people who were most skeptical came away surprised and happy that we used the experts at Improv Asylum to bolster our team dynamics for future success!"
VP Public Affairs & Marketing
"We were looking for something unique… a different twist on corporate training. It was the highlight of our sales kick off! Very different from your more traditional corporate training workshops… It was a rousing success."
Vice President of Sales at Virgin Pulse
"Our leadership session was perfect! Our facilitator really did an excellent job guiding us through the exercises and facilitating our afternoon discussion! It really was just what we were looking for!"
The Westin Copley Place Boston
"With IA Innovation and Robert Melley and his team we have found a partner for leadership communication which provide us with ideas and programs that even exceed our expectations. In 2012 they supported us at the Zeiss Strategy Summit which was held at Harvard Business School – with more than 100 top executives from all Zeiss entities participating in a full-day program on leadership and communication. In 2013 we were happy that they joined our Vision Care Business Group Leadership Summit in Frankfort, also with more than 100 executives in attendance, and provided the leadership team with a customized, entertaining and very instructing program that addressed the main challenges of our business.
The days with IA Innovation have made lasting impressions and the general feedback from the vast majority of participants is that they learned something sustainable for their work and their own professional development. We are deeply convinced that the way IA Innovation has defined to take leadership communication to the next level is unique in its approach and in its sustainable outcome for participants and company. . ."
"We recently participated in MassChallenge’s 2014 Boot Camp and provided our innovative and interactive Keynote training program for up to 180 start up companies. Helping early stage entrepreneurs win with MassChallenge, Improv Asylum kicked off day 1 of the Boot Camp by teaching valuable skill sets to help them get ahead of the pack and to stay there!
Check out what MassChallenge and the boot campers had to say about us and our program! Some great video too!"
MassChallenge’s 2014 Boot Camp
"We loved working with the energetic, creative, and agile Improv Asylum team at our annual Store Leader Conference in Las Vegas. They delivered “Yes, And” training to help every store team build rapport and to authentically create guest value. Over 5,000 leaders learned how to use focused listening for building rapport and sales, and they learned how to create a culture that exceeds guest expectations with social confidence, agility and creativity."
Senior Director OD, Talent, and Learning GameStop
"Wow! Your team was GREAT! “Yes, and…” resonated with staff and we are hearing it used daily. We appreciate your team’s enthusiasm in helping us build a culture of excellence."
Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente
This is not fake news
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With appearances on NBC, ABC, CBS, NPR and Fox, Norm’s recently released book, “The Art of Making Sh!t Up” is a much sought after inspirational message that tells the story of how the skill set of improv has positively impacted businesses, organizations, and lives, including his!
Read more about Norm’s book HERE.