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Building happy teams

Training workshop for organisations

TEAM BUILDING

  • Understand personalities
  • Team cohesion
  • Reinforce identity
  • Improve effectiveness
  • High performance

  • Managers
  • Leaders
  • All Teams

  • Two hour intro
  • Half-day
  • Full-day

Teams that don’t gel become fragmented. Conflict and division can arise and relationships can break down. Team cohesion can make or break an organisation and managing an unhappy team can be timely. A team that is fragmented can mean the customer or stakeholder loses out, vital information is missed and ideas don’t develop.

A happy, motivated team, working together with a shared vision and a clear direction however, will be more productive, creative and innovative. Happy teams record less absenteeism, give more discretionary effort and are more likely to remain loyal, working for you and your organisation. Not everyone will always get on, but understanding each other and celebrating strengths and differences is more desirable and productive than division.

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It was the best team building session that gave me food for thought and lots of take aways after. It was great to see a mix of new and existing team members

I really enjoyed the day and helped strengthen the team’s engagement and culture

Using psychological research and neuroscience, we help leaders and individuals understand their own working and thinking styles and identify their strengths and the strengths of others. This opens the door to improved teamwork, leadership, customer relationships, creativity and problem-solving. This fun, enlightening and dynamic workshop creates a deeper understanding of your team’s dynamic and encourages delegates to expand their ability to motivate others and communicate effectively.

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Menopause awareness in the workplace

Training workshop for organisations

Menopause Awareness

reduced absenteeism increased well-being improved organisation and working practices

managers leaders individual team members

60 to 90-minute interactive awareness session

Occupational health and menopause awareness in the workplace 'The change’ as an issue affecting a large proportion of the workforce. However, it is still considered a taboo subject by many businesses. Women comprise approximately half (47 percent) of the UK’s workforce. About 3.5 million are aged 50 and over. 10% of women quit their jobs because of their menopause experience and many others suffer in silence because they feel it is not a subject to be broached - occupational health issues for older workers in general, and older women workers in particular, have often been ignored - or that they will not be taken seriously. Thousands of female workers experience key menopause symptoms such as: hot flushes irregular periods mood swings anxiety poor memory Businesses have traditionally been squeamish about addressing issues raised by the menopause. However, as the UK workforce ages, the discussion must open up. Menopause workshopThe Laugholoy menopause workshop tackles the issues head-on and allows businesses to start the menopause debate in an open, engaging, non-threatening and fun way. It helps men and women talk openly and honestly about the challenges menopause presents. It addresses misconceptions and provides information on the workplace implications of the process, covering areas such as: symptoms the impact of hormone replacement therapy gender misconceptions  Most importantly it gives organisations the opportunity to think about support structures for their menopausal staff to allow them to continue to be engaged and productive team members.

Our workshops educate and inform about the challenges and myths around the menopause and investigate best practice on how to support people and help them continue effectively in their roles.We have years of expertise in delivering workshops which address sensitive subjects in an engaging and fun way. Our unique approach promotes audience interaction and openness. It allows conversations to flow, questions to be asked and opinions to be challenged in a safe and non-judgemental forum.

Workshop Outline

The 60 to 90-minute interactive awareness session will help enhance thinking and highlight some of the challenges faced by women and men during menopause. It will investigate positive steps to help manage these.The session will explore the neuroscience and biological science of menopause to helps managers, leaders, teams and individuals understand the condition and how it can be supported.

The science and neuroscience of brain and body changes during menopause An understanding of the menopause and the challenges it presents Exploration of practical communication to help women and men talk about the menopause Exploration of psychological theories such as The Pygmalion effect[1] in relation to beliefs about gender abilities and working with older women Coaching and thinking models to help promote positive decision making, reflective thinking and support Insights into gender neuroscience and myths about the male and female brain Q & A to address concerns, anxieties and uncertainties and to open up conversations

The workshop will give a greater insight into the challenges and provide practical solutions to menopause. It allows for a greater understanding of how beliefs based on myth and culture can affect how we treat others and the impact this can have on well-being.It will deliver tangible, practical techniques for managers, leaders and individuals to enable positive behaviours that promote positive thinking and communication around the challenges of menopause.

An insight into how menopause impacts on women An understanding of how to communicate sensitively about health issues relating to the menopause Understanding conscious and subconscious judgements and the impact they have Techniques for inclusivity and balance when decision-making An understanding of the myths and facts of the male and female brain An understanding of how projected beliefs about brain gender differences impact on empathy and behaviors Practical ways to help enhance awareness and aid a more comfortable working environment for those affected by menopause Suggested ways to expand learning and a commitment to change

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Watch Stephanie Davies, Laughology CEO, facilitate a 1-hour Menopause Awareness workshop for Burges Salmon

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‘I’m so grateful we are actually talking about this. What a great session. I learnt so much about myself.’ The course really helped our staff to talk about the menopause, a very taboo subject. Loved the approach 

‘The buzz following the workshops was fantastic and they went down so well, we’ve now secured extra funding from the PMAS to deliver some more.’

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Building resilience and positivity. FLIP it thinking skills

Training workshop for organisations

BUILDING RESILIENCE AND POSITIVITY: FLIP-IT THINKING SKILLS

Increase wellbeing Promote engagement Reduce absenteeism Improve retention Increase adaptability

Managers Leaders All Teams

Keynote Two hour intro Half or full-day Transformation or training programme

Transformation, managing workloads and facing challenge are some of the trickiest things to get right. Most leaders and managers will have been in a situation where teams or individuals feel helpless and struggle with these things, choosing to focus on the negatives. This leads to a range of difficulties, including low motivation, disaffection and lack of engagement. If you can’t adapt as an organisation, you can’t progress. The best and most productive organisations are the ones where people are encouraged to find the positives in situations rather than fear challenge and fall into patterns of catastrophic thinking. Dealing with change positively is a skill. It develops resilience. Organisations with the ability to do this, record better levels of wellbeing and productivity. Resilient humans are happier and healthier.

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I loved the whole session. Everyone was laughing the whole way through. However, I also enjoyed some of the theory behind it all and will really try to use some of the knowledge in my day to day life.

Great session which resonated with the theme. The presenter was engaging, amiable and knowledgeable. Made the audience feel at ease and happy to participate. The deliver was effective and engaging and the FLIP it thinking model for seeing things differently is helpful in every aspect of life

Resilience and positive mindset can be learned, and Laughology was the first UK L&D consultancy to develop an effective model to help people do this using the proven science of humour and laughter as a cognitive tool. We call this process FLIP, and it forms the basis of our popular Building resilience and positivity. FLIP-It thinking skills workshops. Our FLIP methods enable people to be more optimistic, adaptable and flexible. They help individuals gain a clearer view of future events and influence others in a positive and upbeat way

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Mental Health in the Workplace workshop

Training workshop for organisations

Mental Health First Aid Awareness in the Workplace

This mental health in the workplace workshop will empower your leaders and employees to better understand workplace mental health and how to spot the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions.

Understanding mental illnesses and preventative measures Recognising early signs and symptoms How to normalise conversations and develop a resilience toolkit Reduce absenteeism and long-term sickness

Managers & HR Leaders All Teams

Two hour intro Half or full-day Transformation or training programme

There is still a huge stigma around mental health and we need to banish it. We can only do this by raising awareness, normalising conversations and offering practical support to all employees. We know early intervention is key to helping prevent any crisis in mental health. Spotting the early signs of developing mental health issues not only reduces absenteeism and long-term sickness but in compassionate organisations where employees feel valued and understood people and businesses flourish. Whilst we as individuals need to take responsibility for our own mental health, there is an increasing emphasis on the role that employers and organisations can play too. Workplaces have a duty to enable HR, managers and leaders to have the right skills to positively identify and signpost to the right support. At Laughology we understand human behaviour, feelings and motivation. Our expertise is delivering taboo and sensitive subjects and exploring issues in an engaging and fun way. We use humour to break the ice and provide a platform enabling people to have frank, open conversations. This session is an opportunity to seek out practical ideas which can be taken back to the workplace in order to create a supportive culture around mental health.

Watch Kerry Leigh, one of the mental health workshop facilitators, talk about stress and mental health in the workplace.

Workshop Outline

The workshop will explore techniques to normalise conversations and listen and communicate non-judgementally. And will introduce positive interventions on sign-posting people to the right help and how to develop a resilience toolkit.  

Introductions and gentle ice breaker. Expectations: In small groups discuss and share expectations from the day, then with the whole group. Trainer to address and manage expectations. What is Mental Health? Free flow exercise untapping what we automatically think of when we hear OR read the words: ‘Mental Health’. Trainer to facilitate discussion re preconceptions, misconceptions and stigma.Introduce the ‘mental health continuum’. Common Mental Health Issues: Learn the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions, debunking myths along the way and including video testaments of lived experience and examples of positive portrayals. How to apply Mental Health First Aid: Introducing the MHFA acronym ALGEE: Approach Listen and communicate non-judgementally Give support and information Encourage the person to get help Encourage other supports

Owning it – what is YOUR role in the workplace – how can YOU help? Trainer to facilitate discussion and capture outcomes re taking responsibility as individuals and as an organisation.Introducing FLIP it Thinking for ResilienceFocusLanguageImaginationPattern-Breaking Trainer takes the group through each part of the FLIP it process using upbeat interactive exercises to illustrate how effective and immediate FLIP it thinking can be – our proven accessible Laughology toolkit that uses psychology and humour to help people cope in the moment and develop resilience.Review Review the day’s learning and make commitment to practice using the STOP / START / CONTINUE method. Close

Learning Outcomes include:

How to create a culture that supports people to talk and be open about their mental health and promote wellbeing Having a greater awareness of how to spot mental health issues early on Understanding positive interventions for sign-posting and helping people to get the help they need Generate ideas for integrating mental health wellbeing into your workplace To understand what preventions can be put in place to create a well working environment and individuals An understanding of FLIP it thinking for managers and teams for resilience

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The session was amazing. So funny, full of engaging, but also pertinent raising relevant, current issues and looking at how to address them. 

Good session - Informative yet entertaining, on a serious topic.

I enjoyed yesterday’s session I found it to be both informative and enjoyable I thought Kerry was very good and encompassed the right amount of humour within the course subject to keep me engaged though out the duration

The course content was very good with the right mix of interaction, slides and videos

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Business Workshops

Our business workshops deal with a wide range of factors and issues. Delivered by a team of dynamic experts they are grounded in proven science and are engaging, energetic and most importantly, fun.

Laughology learning and development has led the way in designing gold standard workshops which we have delivered to some of the world’s highest performing blue chip companies. For example our FLIP IT workshops have taught unique, enhanced coping skills to thousands of delegates and our diversity training workshops have helped some of the biggest names in global commerce build agile, representative workforces for the global market.

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Positive communication and relationship building

Training workshop for organisations

POSITIVE COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

  • Builds trust
  • Effective conversations
  • Influencing skills
  • Positive relationships
  • Team collaboration

  • Managers
  • Leaders
  • All Teams

  • Two hour intro
  • Half or full-day
  • Transformation or training programme

Poor communication blocks progress and stifles relationships. If your message is misunderstood or unheard, how are your staff, your clients, your customers or your stakeholders supposed to connect with you? Effective communication is one of the fundamentals every manager and leader needs to master, yet it is commonly cited as one of the skills most lacking in people and organisations.

Getting communication right leads to better relationships throughout an organisation and closer cohesion between people and departments. But positive communication isn’t purely about speaking. It’s about understanding different communication styles, listening, body language, tone, adapting your message to the situation and a myriad of other nuanced factors. Master these and master the art of making yourself understood.

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I enjoyed the different style of presentation and the humanness and humour of the facilitator. All participants have fed back that the day was really useful particularly when working across different team’s and being able to have a greater understanding of how to influence and communicate to other styles of working.

As a graduate, it can be intimidating putting your point across in meetings and understanding where to pitch a relationship with a client. I found the theory really useful and practical exercises helped me understand how I would use this in my work

In Laughology’s Positive communication and relationship building workshops we use the expertise we have developed from our background in performance and psychology to decode communicative nuances and deliver a comprehensive, engaging, fun and entertaining investigation of communication.

Using insights that none of our competitors have, we take delegates through the most effective, dynamic communications workshop in the business, and send you away with an expert understanding and tangible techniques which will turn you in to a master communicator.

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Creative and innovative thinking skills for problem solving

Training workshop for organisations

CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE THINKING SKILLS FOR PROBLEM-SOLVING

  • Increase innovation
  • Positive problem-solving
  • Enhance creativity
  • Promote autonomy

  • Managers
  • Leaders
  • All Teams

  • Two hour intro
  • Half or full-day
  • Transformation or training programme

In the modern commercial landscape, the disruptor is king and fundamental change can happen in any sector at any time. Touch screens, Uber and austerity are just a few examples of new developments that have had huge impacts on the organisations affected by them. And that impact is not always good – you only need to look at Blackberry, London black cabs and local authority budgets to see what can happen.

Problems come in many shapes and sizes; expansion, contraction, lack of budgets and resources, new competition, personnel challenges, mergers, acquisitions and transformation. All organisations face them eventually, and to cope and conquer they need their people to be innovative and creative problem-solvers. Unfortunately, these are frequently cited as key skills lacking in today’s workplaces.

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The facilitator was great, broke down barriers and ensured everyone got involved with the very high energy levels of the presentation, successfully managed to bring some quite reserved people out of their comfort zones.

It was the best session I’ve ever attended. The interactive aspects and exercise to create a product to make us think outside the box were brilliant and I could see how I could use them back in work.

Our industry-leading workshop aims to address this deficit and give delegates a ground-breaking perspective. It looks at humour as a creative thinking style and investigates how neoteny - the mental agility and playfulness of childhood and its relationship to imagination and innovation - is essential for problem solving.

Delivered in a dynamic, interactive style by experts in positive psychology and the neuroscience of learning, the workshops uses techniques such as improvisation and play to enhance creative thinking styles. It encourages innovation and learning and delivers sustainable, tangible techniques for greater achievement and success.

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Presentation skills (stand and deliver)

Training workshop for organisations

PRESENTATION SKILLS

  • Builds confidence
  • Improves delivery
  • Develop presence
  • Competitive edge

  • Managers
  • Leaders
  • All Teams

  • Half or full-day
  • Two day 
  • Recommended two day

Fear of public speaking can stall careers while confidence and self-belief boosts them. The ability to connect with people and build rapport, and the art of communicating effectively in challenging situations are repeatedly cited by employees as essential skills for all businesses. Fluffed lines, flat jokes and nervous delivery do not inspire confidence and have lost deals and even jobs.

Master the art of presentation on the other hand and you inspire, engage, motivate and leave a lasting impression.

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SPOT ON. Presenter was very engaging. Various fun methods and techniques were used for presenting and was interesting learning more about everyone’s unique style of delivery.

Best training course ever attended – No exaggeration. Learning about the science behind things was awesome – like how smiling releases serotonin. It was really great breaking into smaller groups each time to discuss things and then discussing back with the whole group.

Comedians are masters at presenting and public speaking, which is why Laughology provides the most effective presentation training in the business. The cognitive skills used by comedians to think quickly and creatively and communicate on a high level are transferable to all walks of life. We use them, along with our years of experience in some of the most challenging environments imaginable (comedy clubs), to devise tangible techniques that will turn you into an effective communicator.

Our Presentation Skills workshops are delivered by expert trainers who have experience as award-winning comedians, international motivational speakers and business consultants. We cover content including creating a great PowerPoint, dealing with difficult questions, effective storytelling, language techniques, body language, image and presence and turn you into a confident master communicator.

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Creative facilitation

Training workshop for organisations

CREATIVE FACILITATION WORKSHOP

This workshop will teach you to become a facilitation 'Ninja'. We will show you how to lead inspiring learning events, productive meetings and motivational presentations.

Our workshops are delivered by expert trainers who have experience as award-winning comedians, international motivational speakers and business consultants.

Group engagement Effective communication & storytelling Encouraging ideas Productive meetings Image and presence

Managers Team leaders Teams Teachers & headteachers

One-day Two-day

THE COMMISSIONED CREATIVE FACILITATION WORKSHOP IS ALSO AVAILBLE AS A PUBLIC WORKSHOP

Grosvenor Hotel, London. Friday, 7th December 2018.

Reserve  the next Creative Facilitation workshop. PRICE: £495.00 plus VAT DATE & TIME Friday 7th dec 20189.30am – 4.30pm VENUE: The Grosvenor Hotel101 Buckingham Palace RoadVictoriaLondonSW1W 0SJ FACILITATOR: TBC Group bookings: Discount available for group bookings. Lunch and refreshments are provided. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know. Companies can commission this workshop. (for up to 15 delegates) Cancellation Policy If you do need to cancel, please notify us in an email to info@laughology.co.uk. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the event date will receive a full refund. Where cancellations are received less than 30 days before the event date, a refund will not be made (unless agreed otherwise by Laughology)    

Click the 'add to cart' button and make your payment. After your payment has been processed we will email your information pack within 7 days. To book your place by phone or if you have any questions, please call us on:  0844 800 1701 Alternatively, you can email us or use the contact form at the bottom of this page

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Don't waste your time and effort on running overblown meetings or courses which have no structure or clear objectives. Or worse still, resource-zapping meetings, workshops and events that have been hijacked by competing personalities who turn them into talking shops or a battle of wills, and a wasted opportunity for learning.

You can master the art of creative facilitation, and deliver inspiring learning events, run better meetings and deliver presentations which will capture the imagination and deliver your message effectively and succinctly. You can learn to manage groups effectively, bring them together and enable them to be the best they can. Our Creative Facilitation workshops explore scientific and creative ways to engage audiences on an emotional, positive level. Delegates will gain skills in: Communication and audience management with Delivering information memorably Motivating learners Behaviour change Creating content that resonates.

Creative facilitation benefits include:

Engaging your audience

We will share with you Scientific and innovative insight into how we access and absorb information, and the importance of emotional engagement in your role as a facilitator, trainer or learning guide.

Confidence, and delivering with passion

Using exercises and interactive theory, we will show you techniques that will help you lead sessions in a way that is confident and assertive while being aware of different personalities in the room and what individuals may need from a facilitator to fully engage and learn.

The learning process

People learn best when they experience a situation for themselves and can relate it to their life. Including discussions and activities within a learning session, encourages understanding. This workshop will teach you how implement learning, what motivates learners, and how to change behaviours.

Ideas and creating original content

The most effective way to learn and teach is to engage people emotionally. The brain works best when positive neuro-transmitters are firing. We will show you, as a facilitator or trainer, if you can help the brain fire through enjoyable and inspiring content – how emotional engagement gets better outcomes.

Teams will have a chance to perform a short presentation to the rest of the team to include what they have learnt and share something about their expertise. Each delegate will also receive electronic resources/links and further information to help them be great trainers and design great sessions going forward.Call us on 0844 800 1701 or email Vicky for costs and to chat through how the creative facilitation workshop can help your organisation.

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Brilliant, great, fun… Never laughed so much on a training course… Engaging and thought provoking… Good fun, very memorable and great information that will definitely help back in the workplace.

Great. The presenter really motivated everyone and has enthused them to already start using these techniques in their daily work. Many of the participants have raved about how much they enjoyed the course and how useful they found it.

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Presentation skills masterclass with Stephanie Davies

Learn how to improve your presentation skills with Stephanie Davies, renowned keynote speaker, author and Laughology CEO.

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Delivering a report to colleagues, lecturing a class or speaking to a room full of strangers, are just some of the situations were learning to deliver better presentations, in an engaging and entertaining style, can help you to communicate your message with more confidence and credibility.

Your tutor

Your tutor for the presentations skills masterclass is Stephanie Davies, who in a previous life spent most of her time in smoky windowless rooms, making drunken strangers laugh (and that was even before she became a stand-up comedian).

She is now CEO of Laughology, a ground-breaking learning and development consultancy, and delivers training and consultancy to Governments and blue-chip companies around the globe. She is an acknowledged expert on using persuasive language techniques and communication and audience control skills to connect with and win over an audience.

Brilliant! This was not the normal presentation skills course you go on, I learnt so much that I have been able to use instantly

Senior manager - Natwest

This masterclass is for you if...

  • You need to pitch to potential clients
  • Present at business events
  • Communicate ideas to your colleagues or senior management teams
  • Present reports
  • If you work in education and need to communicate with student or pupils
  • You are a trainer who wants to add to their skillset
  • If you have a public facing role and want to be able to communicate more confidently with the public.

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This is what you will learn

This masterclass will give you a unique insight into how to use language to your advantage, leverage the power of emotion when connecting with others and how to employ humour with storytelling to create memorable talks and presentations that encourage positive action.

At Laughology, we do workshops differently. We believe it’s all about connecting with people emotionally, leaving them feeling inspired, happy and motivated to take action.

You will be guided you through a day of participation and interaction, teaching you cognitive storytelling skills used by performers and speakers to deliver exceptional presentations.

Workshops are shaped to the needs of individual delegates on the day, but the core course content will include:

  • How to use emotion to tell a story and take people with you
  • Using words to paint a picture
  • Building your confidence
  • Thinking creatively
  • Having fun with your audience
  • How to persuade and motivate
  • Using simple and to-the-point language
  • Showing the human behind the presentation
  • How to FLIP your nerves and appear calm
  • How to create a compelling call to action.

Brilliant, great, fun… Never laughed so much on a training course… Engaging and thought provoking… Good fun, very memorable and great information that will definitely help back in the workplace 

East Cheshire Council - Workforce Development Team

To ensure the masterclass is a positive experience and delegates can interact with each other and the tutor, we are limiting the number of delegates to 15.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to improve your presentation skills, register today.

You can register and pay by using the 'add to basket' button on this page, where you will also find a group discount code.

If you have any questions about the masterclass or would like to register by phone, you can call us on 0844 800 1701.

 

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Customer service skills development

Training workshop for organisations

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • Builds loyalty
  • Increases engagement
  • Improve Customer-experience
  • Reduces complaints
  • Happy teams & Customers

  • Managers
  • Leaders
  • All Teams

  • Keynote
  • Two hour intro
  • Half or full-day
  • Transformation or training programme

When organisations mess up, there is no place to hide. Customer complaints can go viral and affect turnover catastrophically. In the age of social media bad customer service can make or break an organisation. People are no longer content to settle for a poor customer experience and have a choice of platforms from which to vent their spleens. Consequently, developing good customer experiences has never been more important.

Whether you are a bank, a restaurant chain, a retailer or a call centre, you need to connect with your customers and make sure they are on your side because one bad Amazon review or one-star TripAdvisor rating can ruin years of good practice. However, a great customer experience is not just about dealing with complaints. Organisations which excel at service through making the experience feel easy, fun and effortless build loyalty and customer engagement. Creating a positive, memorable customer experience through conversations as well as technology ensures return business and user satisfaction. It builds a relationship of trust and emotional connections between you and your customers. It also makes work life happier and healthier for your employees.

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Built on a solid theoretical basis, Laughology’s work with our customer service team was creative, successful, useful and huge fun. The style is warm, funny and highly engaging – Laughology really practices what it teaches.

We understand the factors that make great customer service and experience and the psychological processes which builds trust and loyalty. This workshop helps you to design a customer experience programme that is liberating and exciting for managers, front line teams and most importantly customers. We tap into the latest research and weave it into our trademark laughter-filled delivery style, helping you to make your customer service effortless and fun.

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Experiential action learning

Experiential action-learning is used to help delegates refine new skills and embed them into their everyday working practice. 

Experiential, action learning works best when there are agreed assignments or a project to take back to everyday working practices.  For example the assignment may be; managers are encouraged to recognise, reward and celebrate success or a project such as organising and communicating a managers conference. 

This may also translate to a specific challenge a delegate has. At the start of each session – time is put aside to talk through challenge and to encourage peers to join in with supporting ideas to further forward the learning.  

Working with ‘live-issues’ in this way embeds learning and helps delegates use the new found skills in a safe way.  We also recommend organisations have ‘action-learning’ champions or facilitators for greater success of action learning groups or sets.

  • Experiential action-Learning works on:
  • Real problems that are important yet workable
  • Diverse and creative problem-solving in a team or group
  • Procesess that promotes curiosity, inquiry, fun and reflection (lead by a learning consultant or champion)
  • Talk onverted into action and, ultimately, a solution
  • A commitment to learning.


The half day or full experiential action learning session includes:

Format:

How to set up successful learning sets

How to facilitate action learning

Positive enquiry questioning for increasing learning and thinking

Creating actions and action planning in groups

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Unconscious bias and creating a diverse workforce

Training workshop for organisations

UNCONSCIOUS BIAS AND CREATING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE

  • Promote diversity
  • Increases inclusivity
  • Creates equality
  • Fairer decision-making
  • Expands perspective

  • Managers
  • Leaders
  • All Teams

  • Keynote
  • Two hour intro 
  • Half or full-day
  • Transformation or training programme

We are all impelled to prefer people who look like us, act like us and share our interests thanks to neurological process called unconscious bias. Meanwhile, the world is becoming smaller, increasingly diverse and is also half female. This juxtaposition is one of the big problems of modern commerce. Unconscious bias causes us to make subconscious judgments and assessments of people and situations influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences. Unfortunately, it also hinders development and an organisations competitive edge.

Organisations which recognise this and embrace diversity thrive while those which remain stuck in limiting patterns of behaviour miss out on new ideas and opportunities. The first step to true diversity is understanding how unconscious bias works and developing strategies to recognise and overcome it.

We're feeling the love!

It was an extremely interesting session. Learning in a fun environment is a much better way to interact with others. It got people feeling at ease and open up and discuss and people were more honest than usual. It was also a good way to remember new things learnt.

It was good to see lawyers actively engaged in the session and challenging their way of thinking. This course is relevant and would be beneficial to every role within the firm.

We developed our Unconscious bias and creating a diverse workforce programme using the latest research in psychology and neuroscience and are an industry-leader in the subject. We have advised and consulted with some of the UK’s biggest businesses, helping them to become more diverse and representative.

Our workshops explore the issues in a refreshing fun, non-judgemental, enlightening way and provide delegates with real light-bulb moments about their own subconscious processes and behaviour. We deliver serious content in an entertaining way, creating memorable events that embed thinking and lead to modern and ethical working environments that encourage diversity and attract talent.

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Laughology lunchtime sessions - Keeping your team happy

A great way to get your team motivated and ready to take on the year ahead is to get them thinking positively and feeling good about where they work.
 
Our ‘Laughter at Lunchtime’ session is the perfect antidote.
 
We know that employee well-being and morale is directly tied to productivity – stressed and dissatisfied staff are less productive while happy employees get more done.  

Creating a healthy, happy work environment is the best way to boost employee morale and increase attendance.
 
In this fun 45 minute to one hour session your team will learn:

  • Top tips and techniques to get motivated and motivate teams
  • Tangible take-aways to feel better and in control
  • Ways to de-stress and have fun
  • An introduction to positive psychology and the neuroscience of happiness
  • Tips to encourage positive laughter for increasing engagement

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Using growth Mindset at work

Training workshop for organisations

GROWTH MINDSET

Improving organisational growth and people potential

  • Increase engagement
  • Encourage innovation
  • Build resilience
  • Support Transformation
  • Self-directed learning
  • Skills development and competencies

  • Managers
  • Leaders
  • All Teams

  • Keynote
  • Two hour intro
  • Half or full-day
  • Transformation or training programme

Trends show that businesses are already worried about future access to skills and labour and there is a growing skills gap.  This Laughology workshop will develop a growth mindset in your organisation and should be used as part of your strategy to address your organisations potential skills gap.

Engaging and energetic growth mindset workshops


Laughology workshops are delivered in our unique, engaging, energetic style by a team of dynamic, experienced behavioural experts. They drive behaviour change through effective and fun activities. The workshops demonstrate how to develop and adopt growth mindset through language and how to develop teams who embrace risk, are more resilient and achieve success through personal growth.

How fixed mindset damages growth and innovation


Without the ability to meet change and adapt, organisations and the people in them can become outdated, uncompetitive and negative. Research has shown that companies which only focus on target-based results create a fixed mindset culture which struggles to evolve and to meet challenge. Growth is suppressed, innovation is stifled. The results are unhappy and inward-looking workplaces.

Growth Mindset help organsation and teams mbrace challenge and change


Growth mindset cultures, however, significantly improve motivation, effort and positive approaches to new challenges. Teams with a growth mindset are more likely to embrace challenges and be more persistent. Developing growth mindset raises standards and creates happier places to work, which in turn improves productivity. Leaders who enable learning and encourage others to have self-belief will build engaged teams that thrive. Growth mindset principles allow teams to develop continually.

Theories of growth mindset


Laughology workshops delve into the fascinating psychology and neuroscience of growth mindset. It looks at the theories behind the way we learn and develop, and reveals how we can use this knowledge to become better at everything we do.

 

  • Enhance thinking skills that can be used to advance learning and engagement at every level. 
  • Explore theory and the practical application of developing a growth mindset.
  • Equip individuals and teams with tools for thinking differently, encouraging them to be more open-minded and receptive to new developments and opportunities.
  • Identify areas for personal development and enhanced contribution to the organisation.
  • Look at techniques to dispel myths about capabilities and intelligence. 
  • Address the challenges of limiting unconscious behaviours and language that support them.

  • Understanding personal mindset and how to unleash blocks and potential 
  • Gain a greater understanding of the neuroscience and how to strengthen the brains learning power and self-control
  • Positive decision making and how to overcome perceived barriers
  • Understanding how to manage personal learning processes to enhance development
  • For individuals and teams to start to use language that enhances growth mind-set
  • Develop skills to give and receive feedback in a growth mind-set way that encourages learning and development.

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The session was amazing. So funny, full of engaging, but also pertinent raising relevant, current issues and looking at how to address them. I really look forward to seeing Stephanie again.

Lots of post workshop comments thanking me for taking the time to find and trigger such a fun and useful session. My challenge was to build team spirit between 2 sometimes competing entities – tick; Improve morale – tick; and introduce an educational session that help customer relationship management – tick. All in a roaring success!!   

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Laughter and learning @ lunchtime

Training workshop for organisations

LAUGHTER AND LEARNING @ LUNCHTIME

Managers Leaders All Teams

45 minute session

Laughter and Learning @ Lunchtime sessions are fun-packed 45-minute bite-sized versions of our popular full-fat conference keynotes. You can select one for each Laughter and Learning session you book.

The sessions are structured to fit into your team meetings, events, away-days and staff workshops. They are an effective way to get your team motivated and thinking positively and feeling good about where they work. Our Laughter and Learning Learning sessions will: boost morale and employee well being creating a healthy, happy work environment entertain and deliver a key message We are renowned in the business for our entertaining and refreshingly different delivery style. When we deliver keynotes, conferences and event facilitation, we bring proceedings to life with fun, interaction and improvisation.We will engage your audience to think differently, debate and learn using creative dialogue techniques. The sessions are fun and a great way to get people involved and bring your event to life.They are delivered by our team of presenters who have a background in stand-up comedy, psychology and business and learning.  Who will deliver fascinating insights and memorable moments - with guaranteed laughter.

You can select one subject for each Laughter and Learning session you book

Call Vicky to book your Laughter and Learning @ Lunchtime session

0844 800 1701

Or use the contact form at the bottom of this page

We're feeling the love!

The session was very good, interesting, engaging and funny.  Good visuals, some nice take aways and the right balance between science and practical demo’s. We loved it so much we have booked another laughter and learning sessions for our staff.

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