Corporate Training in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia-Pacific
Does your team need to upskill? Are you looking for corporate training that’s fun and interesting? Or do you need a guest speaker for your next event?
At Perform Australia, we can custom-design a program to suit your needs – or you can choose from our suite of existing courses.
In corporate training, Perform Australia draws on acting technique, story theory, drama skills, and actor preparation processes to create real-world, workplace applications for non-actors. Using the vocabulary of performance, Perform Australia’s corporate training workshops present playful and insightful ways of solving workplace problems. Our training programs are practical, hands-on and most of all, fun! Our presenters are actors, script writers, directors, vocalists, dancers and other creatives working in the entertainment industry.
Past programs include:
Training workshops currently available
Creativity in Leadership
A workshop on developing creativity in the workplace, for team leaders in organisations.
Creativity has been ranked by the World Economic Forum as one of the top three skills we need in the modern workplace. But how where does it come from, and how do we get it? Explore why we sometimes fear creativity and its power, and how we can overcome that fear and nurture it for innovation and greater productivity. Brought to you by the co-founders of Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art, James Scott (an actor) and Elizabeth Avery Scott (a playwright) and you’ll walk away with not only greater understanding of the professional actor’s mindset, but also some practical ideas on how to encourage your workplace to be more creative.
Length: Two hours
Developing Stage Presence
Many presentations in the workplace are vitally important, especially when they advocate for new policies or initiatives which will change people’s lives. Sometimes, however, the ideas may be great - but poor presentation of them fails to win the votes that count.
The good news is that you can learn to enhance your influence through a study of stage presence - a term used to describe the actor’s ability to command an audience. By using the tools of the professional actor, you can appear more confident, more convincing, and be more authentic in your presentations. This involves adjusting your physicality, your vocal colour, your content, and even how you walk into the room on the day.
This workshop encourages participants to be more thoughtful and conscious of how they present themselves, in order to achieve greater influence when it matters most.
Length: Either Full Day or 2.5 hour option
Impro To Go
Does your team need to bond? Or need to think faster on their feet? Or perhaps they've been working so hard they just need... to let off steam and have a laugh?
In this workshop participants embrace the fundamentals of improvised theatre. Through games, exercises and storytelling processes, participants increase their capacity to trust one another, learn about the "Yes And" principle to decrease negativity in the workplace, and develop self-confidence in their own capacity for on-the-spot creativity. Be ready to jump in - and have a lot of fun while it's happening. This workshop creates a highly memorable shared experience for all involved.
Length: Full-day or 2.5 hour option
Have other ideas? Get in touch! We will tailor a corporate program just for you.
(available for events)
Elizabeth Avery Scott
Elizabeth Avery Scott is co-founder and CEO of Perform Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communications) from Macquarie University, a Master of Arts Practice (Scriptwriting) from Charles Sturt University, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Diploma of Counselling among other qualifications. She is a playwright, producer, teacher, and arts entrepreneur. She was shortlisted for the prestigious Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award in 2009 for her play, 'Lies, Love and Hitler', and in 2013 was a finalist in the Telstra Businesswoman of the Year awards for her work with Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art, Perform Australia's predecessor. Her recent writing credits include 'All That I Am And All That I Have' (2018), 'The Rational Dress Society And Other Tales' (2017), 'Australurbia' (2016) and 'The Sound of Musicals' (2015, co-written with Glenn Braithwaite). Her work has been performed in Sydney and Canberra and she has also been seen on ABCTV in the series, 'The Boffin, The Builder and the Bombardier', playing the 'Boffin's wife' and in the documentary, 'Building Australia' (Wildbear TV).
Her variegated past life was spent in journalism, human rights advocacy, and even massage therapy.
James Scott is an actor, director and teacher. He is co-founder and Director of Artistic Development at Perform Australia. He holds a Diploma of Performance from the Actors' College of Theatre and Television and a Master of Arts Practice in Acting from Charles Sturt University, as well as a Diploma in Vocational Education and Training. James's performance credits include a wide range of stage and screen projects over more than 25 years of performance. Most recently he has been seen in 'Lies, Love and Hitler' (2010, 2014), 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged' (2015), 'Underneath the Lintel (2015), 'Henry Five' (2016), 'It's A Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play' (2017) and 'Mistakes Were Made' (2018), the majority of these with Honest Puck Theatre, a company he founded. He has also recently participated in several play development projects at The Street Theatre, Canberra.