WITCorps Workshops
 
Washington Improv Theater's organizational training program, WITCorps, delivers workshops that are invigorating, eye-opening and highly interactive.

Our training shares thinking and tactics from the world of improvisation that have powerful application in the work world. In addition to sharing key concepts and techniques in teambuilding, communications, and innovation, our training sessions also build camaraderie and deepen understanding among participants.

Workshops can remain entirely content-neutral, or can be tailored to play with special projects or key challenges facing your group.

Differentiation

WITCorps workshops are:
experiential learning | Not a lecture. Not more PowerPoint slides.
equalizing | Everyone is on the same team, and in the same boat.
diagnostic | Participants learn about themselves and how they work in a team.
contextualizing | Your team learns more about one another as people, not co-workers.
socratic | Your team helps articulate the lessons and their application to your work.
adaptive | Lessons can shift and evolve per the group’s discoveries and interests.
active | NOT more sitting around a conference table.
affirming | Taking risks and supporting one another builds confidence and good will.
safe | It might FEEL at times like a ropes course, but there’s no actual physical danger – everyone participates at whatever level they are able.
 
 
Communication
Boo hoo hoo, nobody gets you. You speak and people don’t seem to understand the importance of your message. What you’re saying is massively important, and maybe it has the potential to make other people’s lives easier. If only they could see what’s in it for them. STOP. Take a breath. You have a choice here. You can either keep trying the same, fruitless tactics, or you can communicate like an improviser.
  • Listen actively to what your audience is saying. Then deliver your message as a response.
  • Use your voice, body and expressions in a way that conveys your message accurately.
  • Adjust your status cues to get people to take you seriously.
 
Team Building
Improv is built on trusting relationships within a team. Falling out of trees into your coworkers’ arms is one thing, but how close is it, really, to feeling the level of comfort you need in the office? The best improv results when a group of people commits to supporting each other and helping each other shine. Does this sound a bit like a dream work team situation? We can tell you, it totally is.
  • Take risks to expand opportunities for your team to play on a higher, more interesting level.
  • Use the power of yes to build cohesion.
  • Learn simple ways to support each other as you work towards a common objective.
 
Creativity and Innovation
What we do onstage amazes people. Improvisers make creative choices that get attention. We take things that don’t belong together, and somehow make their synthesis inevitable. It’s because we’re geniuses, right? YES! But guess what? You’re a genius too, and we can teach you how to put your brilliance to good use.
  • Observe yourself and others to start to see connections on a subtle level.
  • Trust your team enough to explore those ideas you often dismiss as silly or impractical.
  • Be aware of what’s working from moment to moment so that your ideas remain relevant to your clients’ needs.
 
 
To discuss how WITCorps can customize a training experience for your organization, contact John Windmueller .
 
 
 “I wish we could do this at work every day. I bet if people had an opportunity to be this creative in such a positive, encouraging, and safe environment as your class has been, the world would be a much better place and people would be much more productive! Yay!”
- WIT student
 
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WIT Road Show
7:30 PM | FREE
Harold Night at Source
9 PM | Free
Friday, May 2
WIT Road Show
7:30 PM | $8-15
WIT Road Show
10 PM | $8-15
Saturday, May 3
WIT Road Show
7:30 PM | $8-15
WIT Road Show
10 PM | $8-15
Tuesday, May 6
Harold Night at Source
9 PM | Free
Friday, May 9
WIT Road Show
7:30 PM | $8-15
WIT Road Show
10 PM | $8-15
Saturday, May 10
WIT Road Show
7:30 PM | $8-15
WIT Road Show
10 PM | $8-15
Tuesday, May 13
Harold Night at Source
9 PM | Free
Friday, May 16
WIT Road Show
7:30 PM | $8-15
WIT Road Show
10 PM | $8-15
Saturday, May 17
WIT Road Show
7:30 PM | $8-15
WIT Road Show
10 PM | $8-15
Tuesday, May 20
Harold Night at Source
9 PM | Free
Friday, May 23
WIT Road Show
7:30 PM | $8-15
WIT Road Show
10 PM | $8-15
Saturday, May 24
WIT Road Show
7:30 PM | $8-15
WIT Road Show
10 PM | $8-15
Tuesday, May 27
WIT Road Show
7:30 PM | FREE
Harold Night at Source
9 PM | Free
Friday, May 30
WIT Road Show
7:30 PM | $8-15
WIT Road Show
10 PM | $8-15
Saturday, May 31
WIT Road Show
7:30 PM | $8-15
WIT Road Show
10 PM | $8-15
Tuesday, June 3
Harold Night at Source
9 PM | Free
Tuesday, June 10
Harold Night at Source
9 PM | Free
Tuesday, June 17
Harold Night at Source
9 PM | Free
Tuesday, June 24
Harold Night at Source
9 PM | Free
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