Role Players for Training

Professional Business Actors and Facilitators to bring your Development Programmes to Life

Leadership Development

Leadership and development programmes for people managers at all stages of their career from Supervisor and Team Leader to Senior Management

Workplace Training

Bespoke, live, actor-led experiential training to facilitate specific learning needs and outcomes

Professional Assessment

Simulated clients and patients to support evaluation in high-stake examinations and promotional opportunities

What is Corporate Role Play?

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)

Professional Role Players in Ireland

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

Who do we work with?

We support development programmes for staff at all levels from trainee to senior management.​

  • L&D and HR professionals
  • Trainers
  • Educators
  • Coaches and Occupational Psychologists
  • across industries, sectors and regions.

We work closely with our clients, tailoring our inputs to facilitate the specific learning needs and outcomes. ​

Who are the participants?

  • People managers at all levels from trainees to senior management, directors and partners.
  • Participants on postgraduate and executive education programmes
  • Candidates for high-stakes examinations and promotional opportunities

What type of programmes do we support?

  • Leadership Development
  • Coaching, Mentoring and Consulting skills
  • Performance & Conflict Management
  • Influencing and Negotiation Skills
  • Sales and Customer Service
  • Assessment Centres and Live Immersive Simulations

Our Clients

Why use Professional Actors?

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.


What our Clients say

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Beckett – Worstward Ho

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Let's work together!

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.