Leadership and development programmes for people managers at all stages of their career from Supervisor and Team Leader to Senior Management
Bespoke, live, actor-led experiential training to facilitate specific learning needs and outcomes
Simulated clients and patients to support evaluation in high-stake examinations and promotional opportunities
Role Play has been used as a tool in education and therapeutic settings since the late 1940s in a variety of contexts and across such disciplines as therapy, research, organisational change and education at all levels.
It is an interactive exercise between a participant or candidate and one or more role players and can be scripted or bespoke (also known as real play)
Role Play adds an exciting, challenging and most importantly, an experiential aspect to training or development programmes, allowing participants to learn by experimentation, where they can ‘try out’ and be coached in new techniques or approaches in a safe, positive and constructive environment.
It involves both intellectual and emotional participation from participants. This usually involves the recreation of scenarios akin to those experienced in the work environment, thereby providing participants with an opportunity to reflect and perfect aspects of their communication skills in settings specific to their role within an organisation.
There is evidence around average learner retention rates showing figures as low as 10% in a traditional lecture style delivery, rising to over 70% when given the opportunity to practise (learning by doing).
Professionally facilitated workshops which are 100% learner centred, accelerate learning, raise participant’s self-awareness, confidence and observation skills, ultimately embedding the learning.
the things we have to learn before we do them, we learn by doing them
Aristotle – The Nicomachean Ethics
We support development programmes for staff at all levels from trainee to senior management.
We work closely with our clients, tailoring our inputs to facilitate the specific learning needs and outcomes.
As trained, professional actors they can respond organically and in the moment, deal with emotions, be observant of the participant’s progress, reflect on the experience and articulate their felt response.
Ensure a psychological safe space where their knowledge of learning tools and models allows them to deliver valuable, non-judgemental, developmental feedback to participants.
As experienced facilitators they manage these sessions fully without need for other client/trainer participation, saving on resources and costs.
Great to see you have transitioned so well to doing your work online - it’s exceeded expectations.
‘’extremely professional to work with. ... I would highly recommend them.”
Assisted Bank of Ireland Business Banking enhance the capability of front line staff carrying out critical roles ... The actors were able to simulate exactly the conditions that occur with front line negotiations. They did this so well that the actors became a central component of the feedback.
I highly commend them for their professionalism, creativity, adaptability and flexibility.
Rita and her team will help you to understand your customer and communicate your offering / proposition effectively.
They delivered a highly professional, top class intervention throughout and indeed added HUGE value to the programme itself.
I would highly recommend Role Players for Training to support and facilitate the successful implementation of similar learning interventions.
Rita is a real pleasure to work with , as are her colleagues who share her drive and commitment to quality delivery.
Given Rita's Corporate background, she fully understood our business and its challenges.
Undoubtedly, the success of the programme lies entirely on the learning experience participants had through the interaction with the corporate role players.
Rita 'went the extra mile' with us, was very patient with us as we were trying to work out what we wanted, and the end result is brilliant.
Really convincing and high added value.
I have found Rita to be truly professional and have the utmost regard for her skills.
She was able to quickly respond to the situations provided and provide the agents with a realistic scenario that enabled then to develop their skills in a safe environment.
We worked with Rita's team to hold a role play session for over 200 salespeople, and I was delighted with the results...the exercise with audiences from different countries and with multiple languages .
Rita has worked with us on many occasions, and I can confirm that the feedback from our course participants has always been extremely positive. Rita has challenged them, putting them outside their comfort zones and thereby ensuring maximum learning is gained through her sessions.
Rita has provided us with great results every time, has proven flexible, and has delivered work to the highest standard. She has always been a pleasure to work with.
The feedback from the staff involved was excellent, they found it really helpful, and it gave lots of food for thought on how we communicate with parents especially in challenging circumstances.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Role Players for Training add a vital experiential element to leadership and communication training.
Let's talk about how we could work together to enhance your development programmes.