Whether early in your career or a senior leader, take your leadership to the next level with fun and engaging workshops led by professional COCA Teaching Artists. Experiment with creativity while developing your authentic leadership presence!
Developing Dynamic Leaders
No matter what your profession, this workshop empowers you to be the confident leader that today’s companies require. Using current cultural research and the actor’s toolkit, professional actors/teaching artists help you discover the “character of your best self” by uncovering your strengths and communication skills. You learn how to better use your voice and body language, to shape both people’s perceptions of you and your own perceptions of yourself. Experiment with authentic leadership presence, feedback techniques, networking tricks, and hone your presentation skills.
Leading a Collaborative Culture
As a leader today, it is important that you create a culture that is both highly adaptive and reflects balanced participation from your staff. Improvisational theatre is an art form that demands active listening, spontaneity, being “present to partners,” and the ability to accept unexpected “offers” while building on one another’s ideas to create a performance. Participants in this workshop will practice improvisational theatre exercises and reflect on discoveries relevant to business leadership. Through the work, they will break through internal obstacles to achieving collaboration, communication skills, and risk taking.
Directing the Action
Providing Feedback and Inspiring Change
Providing effective coaching and feedback to teams is a key skill in leadership practice. To be successful, managers and staff need to have a common frame for giving and receiving both positive and negative feedback. In this workshop we will practice observation and effective communication through acting/directing exercises focused on critique and supplying feedback. We will then debrief our experiences to create an action plan for management practice.
Inspiring Female-Identifying Leaders
Using current cultural research and the actor’s toolkit, professional actors/teaching artists help you uncover the “character of your best self.” Through activities from the craft of acting, you learn how your voice, body language, and intentions help shape people’s perceptions of you and perceptions of yourself. Experiment with authentic leadership presence, feedback techniques, networking tricks, and presentation skills. No matter the profession, this workshop is sure to help empower you to be the confident leader you are meant to be.
Participants in our Leadership Acceleration Program have found great value in the COCAbiz sessions. They love the hands-on learning approach and facilitator abilities to connect the session content to the broader program.Ali Carson, Sr. Manager, Learning & Organizational Development, BJC Institute for Learning and Development/BJC HealthCare
Interested in scheduling a COCAbiz workshop?
Complete our COCAbiz Request Form with details about your team and desired workshop(s) to receive more information.