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58 1/2 Ways to Improvise In Training: Improvisational Games and Activities for Workshops, Courses and Team Meetings

by Paul Jackson Crown House Publishing
Pub Date:
10/2003
ISBN:
9781904424147
Format:
Pbk 176 pages
Price:
AU$53.99 NZ$56.51
Product Status: Title is Print on Demand - May take 4 weeks
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Whether you are running a training session,workshop or a team meeting,Paul Jackson 's varied collection of games and activities will help you create an environment of improvisation and experiment,of imagination and energy,and of laughter and commiment. What better way to engage any one in the process of learning.

Each of these games and activities generates what Paul Jackson calls 'Impro Energy ',a current that runs between participants.You recognize 'Impro Energy' when you see people
who are clearly 'in the moment ',alert to what ever is going on in the here and now.At its best, it creates an event in which the quality of work is both high and seemingly effortless.At all
levels,it is great fun - a rich mixture of preparation and spontaneity.

The games in this collection can be used in a variety of ways. A physical activity warms up limbs and might also breakdown barriers between group members. A verbal activity might
be an exercise in creativity as well as intellectual dexterity. More than simply icebreakers, they are designed as a vehicle for content.There are always links between the game and
the subject of the workshop at a metaphorical level. The Ping-pong process, for example, can be positioned to show how a relaxed attitude to making mistakes often results in fewer
errors. In addition, the questions provided in the debriefing section that accompanies each game provide the means for making these connections.

The book is packed full of energisers which are organized by topic, group size,physical/verbal/visual components, time in volved, and energy level required. This book is an excellent
resource for counselors, trainers, facilitators, or workshop leaders.

''Whether you’re running a training session, workshop or a team meeting, this varied collection of games and activities will help you to create an environment of active improvisation and experimentation. It's sure to bring imagination, energy, laughter and commitment: What better way to engage everyone in the process of learning.

The games in this book can be used in a variety of ways. A physical activity warms up limbs and breaks down barriers whereas a verbal activity is an exercise in creativity and intellectual dexterity - they're all in this magical book. There are always links between the game and the subject of the workshop at a metaphorical level.

The author is an independent training consultant working in both the public and private sectors. Paul has been a producer for BBC Radio Four, a lecturer at Bath Spa University College and a teacher at the London Actors Centre.''
Hairdresser Magazine June 2008
Paul Z Jackson is an independent training consultant with a wide spectrum of clients in both the private and public sectors.He has worked as a print journalist,
senior producer for BBC Radio Four,lecturer at Bath Spa University College,and teacher at the London Actors Centre.